Since Hamilton is so good at the track, a major threat to him finishing near the front (read: in first) is a wreck in the first turn. Those happen sometimes.


An additional complication: the weather sucks in Austin this weekend, with temperatures in the unusually low (for Texas) mid-60s and a strong possibility of rain—possibly even flooding. We’re expecting this race to be a wet one.

How Can People at Home Follow the Race?

We’ve reached the point where you’re chanting “U-S-A!” and thinking about how fun it would be to see one of the world’s biggest international racing titles decided on the soils of the red, white and blue. Here’s how and when to chant that all the way through Sunday afternoon’s U.S. Grand Prix.


When: Sunday, Oct. 21 at 2 p.m. ET

Where: Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas

Television channel in the U.S.: ABC, coverage starting at 1:30 p.m. ET

Streaming via F1: F1 TV Pro, $11.99 per month or $99.99 per year

Live updates without video coverage: F1 TV Access, $2.99 per month or $26.99 per year, or just make a Twitter list of F1 accounts and follow along for free.


There are also practice and qualifying sessions, with qualifying consisting of three elimination rounds that decide the starting lineup. Qualifying is at 5 p.m. ET on Saturday, with coverage via streams or on ESPN News in America.


Get your stars and stripes pajama pants on, whether you’re attending the race or watching it at home, and get ready for a fun one—because that’s hopefully what this will be.