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United States Grand Prix: 2024 dates, history, drivers & more

Formula One has exploded in popularity in the United States in recent years and their flagship race, the United States Grand Prix, takes place in October.

Here is all you need to know about the Grand Prix.

WhatUnited States Grand Prix 2024 
WhereCircuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas
WhenSunday, October 20th, 2024
How to watchESPN

2024 United States Grand Prix date

The 2024 United States Grand Prix will take place on Sunday, October 20th, 2024

2024 United States Grand Prix time

The United States Grand Prix is expected to start at 2:00 PM local time, which is 3 PM ET.

Where is the United States Grand Prix?

The United States Grand Prix will take place at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.

It has been held at the circuit since 2012. Before that the race was held at a variety of locations including Indianapolis, Phoenix and Watkins Glen.

The Circuit of the Americas opened in 2012 and has a capacity of 150,000. It hosts the Texas Grand Prix in NASCAR and the Motorcycle Grand Prix of the Americas.

The circuit is 3.426 miles and has 20 turns. Charles Lelerc set the track record fastest lap at 1:36.169 for Ferrari in 2019. 

The current agreement means the track is due to hold the United States Grand Prix until at least 2026.

Click here for a Circuit of the Americas F1 track guide.

United States Grand Prix channel

The United States Grand Prix will be available to watch on ESPN in the United States.

When was the first United States Grand Prix?

The first ever United States Grand Prix was held in 1908 in Savannah, Georgia, and Frenchman Louis Wagner won the race for his constructor Fiat.

The race was then held six more times until 1917 when it went on a 40 year hiatus.

Returning in 1957 for its first edition as a proper F1 race, the race moved to Riverside in California before transferring to Sebring in Florida and then Watkins Glen in New York in 1961, where it was held for the next 20 years.

A further break followed until the race returned in 1989 in Phoenix, Arizona for a three-year spell.

The Grand Prix was not held between 1992 and 1999 before coming back in 2000, this time in Indianapolis.

Another hiatus between 2008 and 2011 followed before the Grand Prix landed in its current venue in 2012.

Which driver has won the United States Grand Prix the most times?

Lewis Hamilton has won the most United States Grands Prix, taking the race in 2007, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Michael Schumacher is runner-up in the all-time winner standings having won five times, including an impressive run of winning four seasons in a row.

The German was victorious in the 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006 editions, while Verstappen has won the race twice.

Which constructor has won the United States Grand Prix the most times?

Thanks in no small part to Schumacher's dominance of the race in the early 2000s, Ferrari have won the most United States Grands Prix with 10.

The Scuderia were victorious in the 1975, 1978, 1979, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2018 editions of the race.

Who won last year's United States Grand Prix?

The 2023 United States Grand Prix was a thrilling race that saw Max Verstappen take his 50th career victory in Formula 1.

Read the full 2023 United States Grand Prix race review here.

Is the United States Grand Prix the only Formula One race in the United States?

The United States Grand Prix was the only race in the country for many years, but the sport's stateside rise in popularity in recent years has led to two new races being added to the calendar.

After the inaugural Miami GP was held in 2022, the first ever Las Vegas Grand Prix is set to debut in Paradise, Nevada on November 18th meaning there will be three American F1 races in 2023.

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