USA F1 GP programme

After a visit to Asia, the 2022 version of Formula 1 begins its tour of America via the circuit of the same name, in Texas, for its second race on American territory this year, after Miami.

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2022 US GP schedule and TV schedule

For the French public, as since 2013, it will be necessary to count on the broadcast of the event by the Canal+ group, which organizes the programming on its various channels. The group will offer its usual coverage of all sessions throughout the weekend. There is a seven hour time difference with Austin.

Date Session Time schedule Chain
Friday, October 21
Free training 1 21:00 – 22:00 Canal+ Sports 360
Free training 2

00.00 – 01.30

Canal+ Sports 360
Saturday 22 October
Free training 3 21:00 – 22:00 Canal+ Sport
Qualifications 00.00 – 01.00 Canal+ Sport
Sunday, October 23
Race 21:00

Canal+ Sports 360

C8

Info and prices

COTA appeared on the F1 calendar in 2012 and, like many modern tracks that have come to the discipline, it is the work of architect Hermann Tilke. It differs from many of its creations by the fall and the sequences it offers, the latter taking certain monuments from other tracks, such as turns 3 to 6 inspired by the Maggots-Becketts-Chapel at Silverstone or even 16 to 18 inspired by the quadruple left of Istanbul.

However, the track is probably best known for its first corner (which is inspired by the Red Bull Ring), uphill and with a track that widens as you approach the rope. It is also famous, more negatively, for its bumps associated with the fact that the ground on which the route was built is not stable, which is regularly at the center of more or less large works.

This circuit hosted F1 without interruption between 2012 and 2019, before the COVID pandemic forced the race to be canceled in 2020. Despite this short history, two editions have seen the title played out in Austin, always in favor of Lewis Hamilton. First in 2015, when the Briton won after a spirited race in changing conditions against Nico Rosberg, and in 2019, when Valtteri Bottas won, but could not prevent second-placed Hamilton from being crowned.

5,513 km long and consisting of 20 turns, the Circuit of the Americas circuit will be used in its usual version. In the race, it will be necessary to complete 56 laps, for a total distance of 308,405 km.

Records

Pole record

Finland Valtteri Bottas

mercedes

1’32”029

(average: 215,658 km/h)

2019
Best lap of the race Monaco Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
1’36”169
(average: 206.374 km/h)
2019

The last polemen and winners

Forecast

A priori, the weekend in Austin should be calm and sunny with temperatures fluctuating between 30 and 32°C for the maximum over the three days, and as the only exception a Sunday that should be slightly cloudier than the other days, but without this being accompanied by precipitation or a significant drop in temperature.

Next race: Mexican Grand Prix (October 28-30)

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