F1 Circuit of the America Preview

October 20, 2023Ramon Jones
Formula 1

The Formula One championship lands in Austin, Texas for the United States Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas. 2023 marks the 11th year the race has been included on the F1 calendar. Last year there was a record 440,000 fans in attendance throughout the weekend.

Here is the weekend Schedule

October 20th

Practice 1 at 12:30 (EST)
Qualifying at 16:00 (EST)

October 21st

Sprint Shootout at 12:30 (EST)
Sprint at 17:00 (EST)

October 22nd

Grand Prix at 14:00 (EST)

With the drivers and constructors championships already decided. Red Bull look to secure second place in the drivers championship with Sergio Perez. Perez has struggled to find his early season form. After being bailed out in the last race with Lewis Hamilton suffering from a DNF after making a late move on his teammate resulting in an early exit from the Qatar grand Prix. Hamilton will be on the heels of Perez this weekend with two opportunities to score championship points.

Fast facts

Circuit Name: Circuit of the Americas (COTA)
Length of Lap: 5.513 km/3.426 miles
Lap Record: Charles Leclerc (2019) with a time of 1:36.169
Weather: Zero percent chance of rain with temperature sin the low 90s.

Fan Concerts on Site

Friday, October 20th: The Killers
Saturday, October 21st: Queen + Adam Lambert
Sunday, October 22nd (post-race): Tiesto