United States Grand Prix F1 Qualifying: Where to Watch, Timings & Live Stream

Published 10/22/2021, 1:59 PM EDT
Formula One F1 – Turkish Grand Prix – Intercity Istanbul Park, Istanbul, Turkey – October 10, 2021 General view during the race REUTERS/Umit Bektas

After being removed from the racing calendar last year because of the COVID pandemic, United States Grand Prix returns this season.


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There’s plenty of action to look forward to at the Circuit of The Americas as the intense title fight between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton continues. The Red Bull driver leads the drivers’ championship by just six points.

The exciting battle for third place in the constructors’ championship between Scuderia Ferrari and McLaren will resume at the US Grand Prix. The Maranello-based team trails the Woking outfits by a mere 7.5 points. So here’s how and when you can watch the United States Grand Prix Qualifying.


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Where to watch the United States Grand Prix Qualifying?

In the United States, the qualifying will be broadcast on ESPN and the live coverage will begin on October 23, Saturday at 4:00 PM ET. Meanwhile, fans tuning in from the US can watch the highlights on the official channel of Formula 1 on YouTube. Fans can also watch every action from Texas if they have an F1 TV Pro subscription.

AUSTIN, TX – OCTOBER 23: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP walks in the Paddock with trainer Angela Cullen before the United States Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit of The Americas on October 23, 2016 in Austin, United States. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

In the United Kingdom, the live coverage of the US Grand Prix Qualifying will commence on October 23, Saturday, at 10:00 PM BST, and it will be broadcast on Sky Sports F1. Meanwhile, non-Sky subscribers have to rely on highlights from free-to-air broadcaster Channel 4.

Moreover, the United States Grand Prix Qualifying will be broadcast live on television in the following countries:

  • Canada: RDS (French), TSN (English)
  • Australia: Fox Sports
  • France: Canal+
  • Italy: Sky Sport F1
  • Germany: Sky Sport F1
  • Spain: DAZN
  • Netherlands: Ziggo Sport
  • Brazil: Band
  • Japan: DAZN

Max Verstappen is not worried about Mercedes pace after the Turkish GP

Mercedes displayed an impressive pace at the Turkish Grand Prix despite no DRS. Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas crossed the chequered flag at P1, 14.5 seconds before second-placed Max Verstappen.


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Meanwhile, as quoted by the official Formula 1 website, when asked if he was concerned about Mercedes’ performance at the Istanbul park, Max Verstappen replied: “I mean, I’m not concerned, because there’s nothing you can do about it.”

Formula One F1 – United States Grand Prix – Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas, U.S. – October 21, 2021. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen ahead of the Grand Prix REUTERS/Mike Blake.

“But we just have to focus on our side. I think there’s a few things we can do better, and we learned again a lot in Turkey and we’ll try to do better with our package, what we have, try to find a bit more performance,” concluded the Dutchman.


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Can Max Verstappen secure his eighth victory of the season at the Circuit of The Americas? What do you think? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Pingaksh Sharma

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Pingaksh Sharma is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. He has been following this sport since India hosted the Grand Prix in 2012 and has been an ardent supporter of the eventual race winner, Sebastian Vettel. He is also a fan of Max Verstappen and Red Bull, and hopes the former breaks Lewis Hamilton's dominance.