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Formula 1 United States Grand Prix 2023: Everything you need to know about the race

The U.S. GP 2023 will take place over 56 laps of the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, next Sunday, October 22

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The F1 Grand Prix in Austin (Texas), in October 2022.Florent Gooden (Europa Press)

Once again, the city of Austin, Texas will host the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix. The 19th round of the F1 2023 Championship will bring the drivers closer to the end of this year’s competition at the Abu Dhabi GP in Saudi Arabia. Here’s all the information you need about the event.

When is the U.S. Grand Prix?

The Formula One United States Grand Prix 2023 will take place on Sunday, 22 October. However, the event lasts three days. The first two days, the pilots have a qualifying race and a sprint, while the race takes place on the third day.

Where will the U.S. Grand Prix be held?

The Circuit of the Americas will host the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix 2023. It is located in Austin, Texas in the U.S., and has become the home of the U.S. GP, the NASCAR’s Texas Grand Prix and the Motorcycle Grand Prix of the Americas. The circuit was the first in the U.S. to be purpose-built for Formula One, and had its first GP in 2012.

The circuit length is 5,5 kms (3.425 miles) The race distance is 308,4 km (191.633 miles) with 56 laps. The current lap record is held by British driver Charles Leclerc, who established the record in 2019.

Tickets for the U.S. Grand Prix 2023

Formula One fans can purchase their tickets for the U.S. Grand Prix 2023 on the official website. Attendees can buy tickets for the three days of the GP or just for two or one day. Tickets prices range from $545 to $8,119 dollars.

United States Grand Prix 2023 schedule

This is the three-day schedule for the U.S. Grand Prix 2023:

Friday, 20 October

The first round of practice will take place on Friday, starting at 12:30 CDT (Central Daylight Time). The session will end at 13:30 CDT.

After that, the qualifying race will start at 16:00 CDT, finishing up at 17:00 CDT.

Saturday, 21 October

The sprint shootout and the sprint sessions take place on 21 October. The shootout begins at 12:30 CDT, wrapping up at 13:14 CDT. The sprint session starts at 17:00 CDT. It finishes at 18:00 CDT.

Sunday, 22 October

The main race for the United States Grand Prix 2023 will take place at 14:00 CDT

Where to stream the United States Grand Prix 2023?

ESPN and ESPN Deportes will broadcast the U.S. Grand Prix 2023. It will also stream through F1 TV Pro.

Where to stream the United States Grand Prix 2023 outside the U.S.?

Formula 1 has an extensive list of every channel that will broadcast the U.S. Grand Prix outside of the country.

Is there an American F1 driver?

Yes. American Logan Sargeant drives for the Williams racing team. He was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and has a long racing career. He started in karting in 2008 and later entered Formula 4, Formula Renault Eurocup, FIA Formula 3 and Formula 2 before joining the Williams Driver Academy, then becoming a driver for the team.

He made his Formula One practice debut with Williams at the 2022 United States Grand Prix, being the first American driver to take part in a weekend session since Alexander Rossi in 2015. On November 21, 2022, it was announced that Sergeant would be driving for the 2023 season.

Until now, Sergeant has had 17 starts in Formula 1 but has not received any wins nor podiums. He has 0 points in the current championship. His highest race finish was 11th place.

F1 2023 driver standings

Here’s the F1 line-up in their current positions in the 2023 Formula One Championship:

  1. Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing - 443 pts
  2. Sergio Pérez, Red Bull Racing - 224 pts
  3. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes - 194 pts
  4. Fernando Alonso, Aston Martin - 183 pts
  5. Carlos Sainz, Ferrari - 153 pts
  6. Charles Leclerc, Ferrari - 145 pts
  7. Lando Norris, McLaren - 136 pts
  8. George Russell, Mercedes - 132 pts
  9. Oscar Piastri, McLaren - 83 pts
  10. Lance Stroll, Aston Martin - 47 pts
  11. Pierre Gasly, Alpine - 46 pts
  12. Esteban Ocon Alpine - 44 pts
  13. Alexander Albon, Williams - 23 pts
  14. Valtteri Bottas, Alfa Romeo - 10 pts
  15. Nico Hulkenberg, Haas F1 Team - 9 pts
  16. Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo - 6 pts
  17. Yuki Tsunoda, AlphaTauri - 3 pts
  18. Kevin Magnussen, Haas F1 Team - 3 pts
  19. Liam Lawson, AlphaTauri - 2 pts
  20. Logan Sargeant, Williams - 0 pts
  21. Nick De Vries, AlphaTauri - 0 pts
  22. Daniel Ricciardo, AlphaTauri - 0 pts

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