Formula One

US F1 2022: UK start time, Location, Live stream

There are only 4 races left in the Formula One 2022 season, and the US Grand Prix is up next! 

The ‘Circuit of the Americas’ was first envisioned in 2010 and officially launched on October 21, 2012. It was created in collaboration with Hermann Tilke and KHS, an American architectural firm. It had a shaky start, with many setbacks. But the wait was well worth it when Mario Andretti, the 1978 F1 champion, opened the track on October 21, 2012.

100,000 people packed the stands to see Lewis Hamilton win his final race in a McLaren before he moved over to Mercedes in the 2012 US Grand Prix.

It’s difficult to find a track in the sport that can provide better wheel-to-wheel racing than the Circuit of the Americas, which features just over three miles of elevation change, tight turns, sweeping sections, and plenty of overtaking opportunities.

The first championship-recognised US Grand Prix was held in 1959 in Sebring, Florida. The race also served as the season finale, with Jack Brabham, Stirling Moss, and Tony Brooks fighting for the championship trophy. In the end, it was Jack Brabham who won the coveted World Champion title. He was the first Australian to win a Formula One championship. 

US Grand Prix Start Time UK and Schedule 

Below is a more detailed breakdown of the US Grand Prix 2022 schedule, as well as the US Grand Prix start time in the UK. 

Friday, October 21British Summer Time
First Practice Session14:00 – 15:00
Second Practice Session17:00 – 18:30
Saturday, October 22British Summer Time
Team Pit Stop Practice11:20 – 11:50
Third Practice Session14:00 – 15:00
Qualifying Session17:00 – 18:00
Sunday, October 23British Summer Time
Drivers’ Parade12:00 – 12:30
United States Grand Prix 202214:00 – 16:00

How can I watch the US Grand Prix? 

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. Remember that the US Grand Prix start time in the UK will be six hours ahead of the Austin local time! 

If you’re in the US, you can watch the race for free on ABC. Usually, you can catch it on ESPN.

Here’s the full breakdown of where you can watch the US 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

Circuit of the Americas stats: 

Here are some interesting stats about the COTA track: 

First US Grand Prix: 2012

Circuit length: 5.513km 

Number of laps: 56

Race distance: 308.405km

Lap record: Charles Leclerc, 2019

Austin is regarded as one of America’s trendiest cities, and there are many reasons why! Great food, a thriving nightlife, all under the city’s unofficial slogan: ‘Keep Austin Weird.’ Alongside the racing, attendees experience the weekend of a lifetime. 

The Champion at the US Grand Prix

Verstappen is unlikely to take his foot off the gas, as he continues to chase the record for the most wins in a single F1 season. The record is 13 wins, shared by Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel, but Verstappen could break it by winning two of the final four races in 2022. And judging by Verstappen’s staggering performance thus far, it would come as no surprise if he won the US Grand Prix and broke the record for most wins in a single season. 

US Grand Prix

Formula One and the United States

Starting in 2023, the United States will host three Formula One races per year, demonstrating the sport’s growing popularity among American fans.

In the 2022 season, a new Grand Prix in Miami debuted, attracting celebrities such as David Beckham and Michelle Obama. In 2023, we can expect to see a Grand Prix take place along the Strip in Las Vegas.

Why Miami and Las Vegas? 

Both cities have the kind of global appeal that Formula 1 hopes will cement its place as a fixture on the American sporting calendar. This would allow the sport to break into a market where it has previously struggled.

However, the additional American races would not have taken place if the United States Grand Prix had not been held at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, since 2012. Strong Austin attendance, aided by the success of Netflix’s “Drive to Survive” series, demonstrated that there were enough fans in the US to justify more than one race there.

What do the drivers think? 

Here’s what Daniel Ricciardo of team McLaren had to say about Formula One’s expansion into the United States, as reported in The New York Times: “America does sports better than anyone.”

US Grand Prix

He added that he was “filled with joy” when Formula 1 signed a contract extension with Austin last year, meaning it will continue to race at the Circuit of the Americas until at least 2026. “Anyone who’s been to Austin knows it’s just a fun place,” Ricciardo said. “It’s one where you’re out all the time and enjoying it. It’s just a very fun week.”

In Austin last year, 400,000 people attended the Grand Prix, Friday through to Sunday. 

The US Grand Prix isn’t all about racing… 

This weekend is going to be packed with incredible talent and entertainment! Musicians such as Ed Sheeran, Green Day, Interpol & Diesel AKA Shaq are going to be providing a weekend of music, which is just the perfect accompaniment to the extreme racing that we will be seeing. With such entertainment, it’s no wonder why Formula One is attracting a larger and larger audience in the United States! 

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