US Grand Prix Live Stream: Time, TV channel & live stream The F1 roadshow makes the short journey from Mexico to Texas for the US Grand Prix this weekend as Lewis Hamilton bids to clinch a sixth Drivers’ Championship title.
The Briton closed in on another title with a masterful display to win the Mexican Grand Prix at Autodromo Hermano Rodriguez, capitalising as Ferrari failed once again to ram home the advantage of a front-row lockout in qualifying.
Sebastian Vettel and pole sitter Charles Leclerc could finish only second and fourth respectively as Ferrari’s raceday strategy was exposed once again. Max Verstappen meanwhile saw a brilliant pole snatched away by the stewards before having his race proper destroyed by a puncture – the result of a brush with Finn Valtteri Bottas.
This weekend should provide more drama for the fans heading for the Circuit Of The Americas. Here is everything you need to know.
When is the 2019 US Grand Prix?
The Circuit of The Americas, or COTA as it is affectionately known, is the first purpose-built F1 facility in the United States and lies in Travis County, Texas, near Austin.
The original design of the 5.5km-long circuit was the brainchild of promoter Tavo Hellmund and former motorcycling World Champion Kevin Schwantz with Herman Tilke adding the finishing touches.
COTA, which runs anti-clockwise and has an elevation change of 41 metres, can host more than 120,000 spectators on a Formula One race day and also boasts state of the art multi-purpose venues.
Back to F1 and the 20-turn circuit finds itself with a steep, uphill run into the hairpin Turn 1 with the fast-flowing Turns 3 through 6 very similar to Silverstone’s high-speed Maggotts/Becketts.
Sunday’s race will be run over 56 laps of the 5.5km circuit.Directions: How can I get to the US Grand Prix?
Located just outside of the Austin city limits, the Circuit of the Americas is in Travis County, Texas. The rich and famous may helicopter in but for the rest the Austin-Bergstrom airport is close by meaning just a short car trip to the track.
Where can I watch the US Grand Prix on TV? US Grand Prix weekend – including qualifying and the race proper – will be screened live in the UK by pay-TV broadcaster Sky Sports on its dedicated Sky Sports F1 channel. You can also access a live stream of the coverage via Now TV. Full coverage will also be aired by free-to-air broadcaster Channel 4.
Subscribers to F1’s own app can hear radio commentary on the race proper from the BBC and access live data around each session.
PlanetF1 will carry live timing and expert commentary on every session of the race weekend along with all the latest news from the track.
The US Grand Prix will be shown live on TV by the following outlets in other key markets: