Formula One

When is the Next F1 Race?

So, when is the next F1 race? The United States GP is just around the corner! The race will take place on the 23rd October on the 5.513-kilometer ‘Circuit of Americas’ track in Austin. This track held its first Grand Prix back in 2012, and Charles Leclerc set the lap record in 2019 at 1:36:169.

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Red Bull is going to be hoping for another great weekend to secure their Constructors’ Championship, right after Verstappen snapped up his second World Championship title in Japan last weekend. Mercedes has been dominating the Constructors’ World Championship since 2014, so Red Bull have a huge shot at breaking that streak!

Last year’s performance also favors Red Bull, as in 2021, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen battled it out with Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton and ended up winning the race for Red Bull. 

Why is the United States Grand Prix special? 

The ‘Circuit of Americas’ was first proposed in 2010, and officially opened on October 21st, 2012. It was designed by Hermann Tilke alongside KHS, an American architectural firm.It had a rocky start, with multiple setbacks. But the wait was worth it when 1978 F1 champion Mario Andretti launched the track on October 21, 2012.

100,000 people filled up the circuit and witnessed Lewis Hamilton win for the last time in a McLaren, before he moved to Mercedes.  

Few courses in the sport deliver better wheel-to-wheel racing than Circuit of the Americas (COTA), which features little over three miles of elevation variation, tight turns, sweeping portions, and plenty of overtaking opportunities. 

United States Grand Prix Best Moments 

The United States Grand Prix not only has one of the best tracks on the calendar, but it also has one of the best atmospheres.

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There are always thousands of dedicated fans packing the grandstands each year. In 2021, there were 400,000 fans ready to watch yet another exciting race. 

This amazing track with its buzzing atmosphere has had some spectacular moments. Here’s a few that stand out:

In the first ever race, Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel waged a fierce struggle for victory, with the Brit coming out on top.

The last-lap drama was also nail-biting in 2017, when Max Verstappen made an opportunistic but illegal move on Kimi Raikkonen to take third, before being penalised five seconds for cutting the corner. 

The most memorable race was arguably in 2015, when Hamilton won his third World Championship after passing teammate Nico Rosberg late in the race, due to the German’s mistake.

When is the United States Grand Prix start time?

The F1 United States Grand Prix start time is as follows: 

Date: Sunday 23rd October 2022

Time: 20:00 BST

Here’s the full schedule for the United States Grand Prix:

United States Grand Prix 2022 Start Time and Schedule 

Friday, October 21British Summer Time
First Practice Session20:00 – 21:00 
Second Practice Session23:00 – 12:30
Saturday, October 22British Summer Time
Team Pit Stop Practice17:20 – 17:50
Third Practice Session20:00 – 21:00
Qualifying Session23:00 – 00:00
Sunday, October 23British Summer Time
Drivers’ Parade18:00 – 18:30
United States Grand Prix 202220:00 – 22:00

How can I watch Formula 1 Today?

If you’re in the UK, you can watch the United States Grand Prix on Sky Sports, and you can catch the highlights on Channel 4, a few hours after the race has finished.  You can also stream the race through NOW.

If you’re in the US, you can watch the race on ESPN.

Here’s the full breakdown for where you can watch the United States Grand Prix on TV & Stream:

Television channels:

TV channelLocation
Sky Sports F1UK
Fox SportsAustralia

Streaming services:

Streaming ServiceLocation
NOW TV / Sky Go AppUK
TSN directCanada

Which drivers have won the United States GP?

This is going to be the 10th time the 2022 United States GP is hosted on the ‘Circuit of Americas’ track, and so far, it has been a stomping ground for Mercedes. 

Lewis Hamilton won the first ever race at the COTA in a McLaren, and then won 4 years in a row as a Mercedes driver.

Below is a list of winners since the track opened:

2021 – Max Verstappen 

2019 – Valtteri Bottas 

2018 – Kimi Raikkonen 

2017 – Lewis Hamilton 

2016 – Lewis Hamilton 

2015 – Lewis Hamilton 

2014 – Lewis Hamilton 

2013 – Sebastian Vettel 

2012 – Lewis Hamilton

Upcoming Races

As we sadly near the end of what has been an exhilarating F1 tournament, we can still look forward to 3 more incredible races that you don’t want to miss out on. Below are the dates and times for each of these races, which will be held in Mexico, Brazil and Abu Dhabi:

when is the next f1 race

When is the next F1 race Mexico?

Date: Sunday 23rd October 2022

Time: 20:00 BST

When is the next F1 race Brazil?

Date: Sunday 13th November 2022

Time: 18:00 GMT

When is the next F1 race Abu Dhabi?

Date: Sunday 20th November

Time: 13:00 BST

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