United States Grand Prix
Everything you need to know about the United States Grand Prix
Circuit of the Americas (COTA), which is located in Austin, Texas. The track was first introduced to the Formula One calendar in 2012 and has since become one of the most popular and iconic races on the schedule. The circuit is 5.5 km (3.4 mi) long and features 20 turns, including the famous "S" Curves and the challenging uphill climb to Turn 1.
The COTA track is known for its elevation changes and the variety of corners that it offers, including high-speed esses, hairpin turns, and long straights that allow drivers to reach top speeds. The track is also known for its impressive facilities, including a 40,000-seat grandstand, a state-of-the-art pit building, and a variety of entertainment options for fans.
In addition to hosting the United States Grand Prix, the Circuit of the Americas also hosts a variety of other motor racing events, including MotoGP and the FIA World Endurance Championship. The track is also open to the public for driving experiences, guided tours, and other events throughout the year.
The Circuit of The Americas was built in 2012, when Hermann Tilke collaborated with the American architectural firm HKS. Mario Andretti opened the track on October 21 2012, a month before the first ever US GP, that marked Lewis Hamilton's last win for McLaren before he switched to Mercedes in 2013.
Circuit of The Americas
DRS Zones: 2
Circuit Length: 5.513 km (3.425 mi)
Total Race Distance: 308.405 km (191.633 mi)
Number of Laps: 56
Lap Record: 1:36.169 (Charles Leclerc, 2019)
Last 5 Winners
2022: Max Verstappen, Red Bull
2021: Max Verstappen, Red Bull
2019: Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes
2018: Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari
2017: Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes
FORMULA 1 LENOVO UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX 2023 SCHEDULE
Friday October 20th:
Practice 1 (FP1) : 18:30 - 19:30
Qualifying: 22:00 - 23:00
Saturday October 21st:
Practice 2 (FP2): 19:00 - 20:00
Sprint Race: 23:00 - 00:00
Sunday October 22nd:
Race Start: 20:00