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Verstappen Eyes Another Victory as U.S. Gears Up for F1 Championship

 

The United States is all set to host the 19th round of the 2023 Formula 1 World Championship this Sunday at the Circuit of the Americas.

What time is the 2023 United States Grand Prix?

The 5.5-kilometer circuit will witness 56 laps of adrenaline-pumping action, with qualifying sessions commencing on Saturday at 2100GMT and the main race slated for 1900GMT on Sunday.

The US Grand Prix’s sprint race is scheduled to start on Saturday at 2200 GMT. Max Verstappen, who recently clinched his third consecutive F1 world championship title, leads the pack with 433 points from 14 races. The 26-year-old champion now stands alongside racing legends like Jack Brabham, Jackie Stewart, Niki Lauda, Nelson Piquet, and Ayrton Senna, each having won the championship three times.

Following Verstappen in the driver standings are Sergio Perez with 224 points and Lewis Hamilton with 194 points. The teams’ leaderboard sees Red Bull at the top with 657 points, followed by Mercedes with 326 points and Ferrari with 298 points.

After the thrilling race in Qatar, the F1 drivers have now landed in Austin, Texas, marking the beginning of the triple-header in the Americas. Max Verstappen, having secured his third championship in Qatar, will be aiming for another victory, especially after his back-to-back wins in Austin, where he outpaced Lewis Hamilton on both occasions.

Hamilton, who boasts a record of six United States GP wins, will be vying to narrow the 30-point gap with Sergio Perez for the second spot in the drivers’ championship. Meanwhile, Mercedes will be strategizing to fend off Ferrari for the second position in the constructors’ standings.

The action-packed weekend will commence with FP1 and Qualifying on Friday, October 20. This will be followed by the Sprint Shootout and the 100KM dash on Saturday, October 21, culminating in the United States Grand Prix on Sunday, October 22.

How can I watch the 2023 United States Grand Prix?

For fans worldwide, the race will be broadcasted across various channels. Viewers in the USA can catch the live action on ESPN and ESPN Deportes, while those in the UK can tune into Sky Sports and C4. A comprehensive list of broadcasters is available for fans from different countries, ensuring that no one misses out on this exhilarating race.

Sören Borch, Director Sales Experience & Excellence at Gebr. Heinemann, expressed his excitement about the upcoming race, emphasizing the importance of the partnership between the countries and the potential for future collaborations.

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