Austin 2022! Everything you need to know...

Updated: Oct 28

This post will be updated over the weekend.


Welcome to the 2nd US Grand Prix, now at Austin! We go to COTA (Circuit of The Americas) which has been apart of the Formula 1 calendar since 2012.


Excitingly, we are seeing a LOT of new faces for F1 during FP1 as teams fulfill their requirements to allow young drivers to try driving a F1 car. These include Logan Sargeant for Williams, Theo Pouchaire for Alfa Romeo, Alex Palou for McLaren, Antonio Giovinazzi for Haas, and Robert Schwartzman for Ferrari.

 

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Austin Schedule

About The Track

Free Practice Updates

Qualifying Updates

Pre-race Penalties

The Race

Any Other News

Championship Standings

 

Austin Schedule (BST):


Friday 21st October 2022:

Free Practice 1: 20:00-21:00

Free Practice 2: 23:00-00:30


Saturday 22nd October 2022:

Free Practice 3: 20:00-21:00

Qualifying: 23:00-00:00


Sunday 23rd October 2022:

The Race: 20:00-22:00

 

About The Track:


  • Used since 2012, this season marks 10 years of COTA being apart of the catalog of circuits at F1's disposal.

  • It's a home race for the Haas team.

  • The race will have 56 laps of the 5.513km circuit.

  • The lap record was set by Charles Leclerc in 2019 at 1:36.169.


Image taken from official F1 website

 

Free Practice Updates:


Free Practice 1


Time by Teams -


Alfa Romeo

  • Theo Pourchaire driving Valtteri Bottas' car: P18. 1:40.175. Completed 19 laps.

  • Zhou Guanyu: P12. 1:38.276. Completed 20 laps.

AlphaTauri

  • Pierre Gasly: P8. 1:37.810. Completed 23 laps.

  • Yuki Tsunoda: P14. 1:38.898. Completed 22 laps.


Alpine

  • Esteban Ocon: P11. 1:38.102. Completed 23 laps.

  • Fernando Alonso: P6. 1:37.713. Completed 24 laps.


Aston Martin

  • Sebastian Vettel: P10. 1:38.041. Completed 24 laps.

  • Lance Stroll: P4. 1:37.460. Completed 23 laps.


Ferrari

  • Carlos Sainz: P1. 1:36.857. Completed 18 laps.

  • Robert Schwartzman driving Charles Leclerc's car: P16.


Haas

  • Mick Schumacher: P15. 1:38.922. Completed 20 laps.

  • Antonio Giovinazzi driving Kevin Magnussen's car: P20. 1:43.063. Completed 4 laps.


McLaren

  • Lando Norris: P9. 1:37.856. Completed 22 laps.

  • Alex Palou driving Daniel Ricciardo's car: P17. 1:39.911. Completed 21 laps.

Mercedes

  • Lewis Hamilton: P3. 1:37.322. Completed 19 laps.

  • George Russell: P7. 1:37.802. Completed 22 laps.


Red Bull

  • Max Verstappen: P2. 1:37.081. Completed 14 laps.

  • Sergio Perez: P5. 1:37.515. Completed 18 laps.


Williams

  • Alex Albon: P13. 1:38.422. Completed 20 laps.

  • Logan Sargeant driving Nicholas Latifi's car: P19. 1:40.325. Completed 22 laps.


OVERALL RANKINGS FOR FP1:

Position

Driver

Team

Time

1

Carlos Sainz

Ferrari

1:36.857

2

Max Verstappen

Red Bull

1:37.081

3

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

1:37.332

4

Lance Stroll

Aston Martin

1:37.460

5

Sergio Perez

​Red Bull

1:37.515

6

Fernando Alonso

Alpine

1:37.713

7

George Russell

Mercedes

1:37.802

8

Pierre Gasly

AlphaTauri

1:37.810

9

Lando Norris

McLaren

1:37.856

10

Sebastian Vettel

Aston Martin

1:38.041

11

Esteban Ocon

Alpine

1:38.102

12

​Zhou Guanyu

Alfa Romeo

1:38.276

13

Alex Albon

WIlliams

1:38.422

14

Yuki Tsunoda

AlphaTauri

1:38.898

15

Mick Schumacher

Haas

1:38.922

16

Robert Schwartzman

Ferrari

1:38.951

17

​Alex Palou

McLaren

1:39.911

18

Theo Pourchaire

Alfa Romeo

1:40.175

19

Logan Sargeant

Williams

1:40.325

20

Antonio Giovinazzi

Haas

1:43.063

Free Practice 2


Time by Teams:


Alfa Romeo

  • Valtteri Bottas: P2. 1:37.525. Completed 37 laps.

  • Zhou Guanyu: P14. 1:40.664. Completed 26 laps.

AlphaTauri

  • Pierre Gasly: P9. 1:39.840. Completed 26 laps.

  • Yuki Tsunoda: P12. 1:40.178. Completed 26 laps.


Alpine

  • Esteban Ocon: P16. 1:41.310. Completed 26 laps.

  • Fernando Alonso: P17. 1:41.334. Completed 26 laps.


Aston Martin

  • Sebastian Vettel: P19. 1:41.857. Completed 26 laps.

  • Lance Stroll: P15. 1:40.806. Completed 26 laps.


Ferrari

  • Carlos Sainz: P4. 1:38.232. Completed 26 laps.

  • Charles Leclerc: P1. 1:36.810. Completed 36 laps.


Haas

  • Mick Schumacher: P5. 1:39.507. Completed 26 laps.

  • Kevin Magnussen: P11. 1:40.084. Completed 24 laps.


McLaren

  • Lando Norris: P6. 1:39.547. Completed 26 laps.

  • Daniel Ricciardo: P3. 1:37.627. Completed 40 laps.

Mercedes

  • Lewis Hamilton: P8. 1:39.698. Completed 26 laps.

  • George Russell: P13. 1:40.562. Completed 26 laps.


Red Bull

  • Max Verstappen: P7. 1:39.575. Completed 26 laps.

  • Sergio Perez: P10. 1:39.852. Completed 26 laps.


Williams

  • Alex Albon: P18. 1:41.853. Completed 26 laps.

  • Nicholas Latifi: P20. 1:42.317. Completed 26 laps.


OVERALL RANKING OF FP2:

​Position

Driver

Team

Time

1

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari

1:36.810

2

Valtteri Bottas

Alfa Romeo

1:37.525

3

Daniel Ricciardo

McLaren

1:37.627

4

Carlos Sainz

Ferrari

1:38.232

5

Mick Schumacher

Haas

1:39.507

6

Lando Norris

McLaren

1:39.547

7

Max Verstappen

Red Bull

1:39.575

8

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

1:39.698

9

Pierre Gasly

AlphaTauri

1:39.840

10

Sergio Perez

Red Bull

1:39.852

11

Kevin Magnussen

Haas

1:40.084

12

Yuki Tsunoda

AlphaTauri

1:40.178

13

George Russell

Mercedes

1:40.562

14

Zhou Guanyu

Alfa Romeo

1::40.664

15

Lance Stroll

Aston Martin

1:40.806

16

Esteban Ocon

Alpine

1:41.310

17

Fernando Alonos

Alpine

1:41.334

18

Alex Albon

Williams

1:41.853

19

Sebastian Vettel

Aston Martin

1:41.857

20

Nicholas Latifi

Williams

1:42.317


Free Practice 3 -


Time by Teams:


Alfa Romeo

  • Valtteri Bottas: P11. 1:37.310. Completed 22 laps.

  • Zhou Guanyu: P20. 1:39.735. Completed 3 laps.

AlphaTauri

  • Pierre Gasly: P10. 1:37.290. Completed 17 laps.

  • Yuki Tsunoda: P16. 1:37.888. Completed 18 laps.


Alpine

  • Esteban Ocon: P13. 1:37.468. Completed 17 laps.

  • Fernando Alonso: P6. 1:36.928. Completed 13 laps.


Aston Martin

  • Sebastian Vettel: P8. 1:37.151. Completed 18 laps.

  • Lance Stroll: P9. 1:37.215. Completed 19 laps.


Ferrari

  • Carlos Sainz: P3. 1:36.271. Completed 24 laps.

  • Charles Leclerc: P2. 1:36.145. Completed 17 laps.


Haas

  • Mick Schumacher: P19. 1:38.132. Completed 3 laps. (Suffered ERS water pump issues and so had to return to pits for repairs).

  • Kevin Magnussen: P14. 1:37.519. Completed 20 laps.


McLaren

  • Lando Norris: P12. 1:37.449. Completed 18 laps.

  • Daniel Ricciardo: P15. 1:37.622. Completed 15 laps.

Mercedes

  • Lewis Hamilton: P5. 1:36.401. Completed 16 laps.

  • George Russell: P7. 1:37.064. Completed 20 laps.


Red Bull

  • Max Verstappen: P1. 1:35.825. Completed 21 laps.

  • Sergio Perez: P4. 1:36.397. Completed 19 laps.


Williams

  • Alex Albon: P17. 1:37.904. Completed 17 laps.

  • Nicholas Latifi: P18. 1:38.028. Completed 17 laps.


OVERALL RANKING FP3:

Position

Driver

Team

Time

1

Max Verstappen

Red Bull

1:35.825

2

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari

1:36.145

3

Carlos Sainz

Ferrari

1:36.271

4

Sergio Perez

Red Bull

1:36.397

5

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

1:36.401

6

Fernando Alonso

Alpine

1:36.928

7

George Russell

Mercedes

1:36.064

8

Sebastian Vettel

Aston Martin

1:37.064

9

Lance Stroll

Aston Martin

1:37.151

10

Pierre Gasly

AlphaTauri

1:37.215

11

Valtteri Bottas

Alfa Romeo

1:37.290

12

Lando Norris

​McLaren

1:37.310

13

Esteban Ocon

Alpine

1:37.449

14

Kevin Magnussen

Haas

1:37.468

15

Daniel Ricciardo

McLaren

1:37.519

16

Yuki Tsunoda

AlphaTauri

1:37.622

17

Alexander Albon

Williams

1:37.888

18

Nicholas Latifi

Williams

1:37.904

19

Mick Schumacher

Haas

1:38.028

20

Zhou Guanyu

Alfa Romeo

1:39.735

 

Qualifying Updates:


Eliminated in Q1 -


Kevin Magnussen

Daniel Ricciardio

Esteban Ocon

Mick Schumacher

Nicholas Latifi



Eliminated in Q2 -


Yuki Tsunoda

Zhou Guanyu

Alex Albon

Pierre Gasly

Sebastian Vettel



Through to Q3 -


Valtteri Bottas

Charles Leclerc

Lando Norris

Max Verstappen

Carlos Sainz

George Russell

Lewis Hamilton

Sergio Perez




OVERALL RESULT OF QUALIFYING:


*this does not take into account any penalties, final starting grid can be found under 'The Race' section*


The time listed shows the driver's fastest qualifying lap for their respective final qualifying sessions. Blue is for Q3, red is for Q2, and no background colour is Q1. For the driver's times for Q1, Q2, Q3, see below in 'Qualifying Results by Team'


Postion

Driver

Team

Time

1

Carlos Sainz

Ferrari

1:34.356

2

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari

1:34.421

3

Max Verstappen

Red Bull

1:34.448

4

Sergio Perez

Red Bull

1:34.645

5

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

1:34.947

6

George Russell

Mercedes

1:34.988

7

Lance Stroll

Aston Martin

1:35.598

8

Lando Norris

McLaren

1:35.690

9

Fernando Alonso

Alpine

1:35.876

10

Valtteri Bottas

Alfa Romeo

1:36.319

11

Alex Albon

Williams

1:36.368

12