After missing out last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, F1 racing returns to the US this weekend and it’s all set to be another 2021 thriller. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen leads defending champion Lewis Hamilton by just six points in what has become one of the tightest title battles in years.
After another close qualifying session, Verstappen sits in pole for today’s race with Mercedes star Hamilton in second and Red Bull’s Sergio Perez in third.
Speaking after Saturday’s session, seven-time world champion Hamilton said: “I gave it everything. It was a bit of a struggle though qualifying. From first practice onwards, we fell back a little bit, and those guys were incredibly quick in qualifying.
“I was happy with my last lap. That was pretty much as much as we had.”
The Circuit of the Americas Grand Prix, which will be broadcast live from Austin Texas, usually offers plenty of thrills and spills and today’s race could be another classic – especially with the two title contenders starting the race from the front of the grid together.
So, if you want to tune into all of the action here’s Express.co.uk’s guide to watching today’s race…
HOW TO WATCH THE US GP
Sky Sports F1 has all the action live from Austin with subscribers able to tune in via channel 406 with pre-race coverage starting from 6pm and the red lights going out at 8pm. If you use Virgin to watch Sky then you’ll find the action on channel 506.
Everything is also beamed to tablets and smartphones via the Sky Go app which is available for both Android and iOS devices
It’s worth noting that those who are away on holiday and trying to watch outside of the UK won’t be able to use Sky Go due to geo-location restrictions. If you have a Sky subscription this problem can be easily fixed by using a recommended VPN (Virtual Private Network).
Sky Go is also available on a number of platforms including Amazon Fire devices, iPad, Mac computers and laptops, PlayStation 3, PS4 and Xbox One. The Sky Sports app, available to download on iOS and Android devices, will also be providing live text coverage and updates.
If you’re not currently a Sky Sports customer but can’t stand to miss out on the action, you can add the channels to your devices via a NOW membership.
Day passes, which let you add Sky Sports channels for 24 hours, start at £9.98 a day.
NOW is also running an offer that lets users subscribe to six months of action for just £25 per month – saving over £7 off the usual price.
NOW is also available on a NOW TV Box, Chromecast, PS5, PS4, PS3, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Roku, LG Smart TV, PC or Mac, and selected mobile and tablet devices.
Don’t forget that Channel four has all the highlights of the race although these won’t be shown until 12.05am so you’ll need to stay up late to catch up on all the on-track action.Internet Explorer Channel Network