Starting grid at today's F1 United States Grand Prix; four cars start in pitlane

Here is the starting grid for today's F1 United States Grand Prix after confirmation that four cars will begin from the pitlane.
Lance Stroll (CDN) Aston Martin F1 Team AMR23. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 19, United States Grand Prix, Austin,
Lance Stroll (CDN) Aston Martin F1 Team AMR23. Formula 1 World…
  1. Charles Leclerc
  2. Lando Norris
  3. Lewis Hamilton
  4. Carlos Sainz
  5. George Russell
  6. Max Verstappen
  7. Pierre Gasly
  8. Esteban Ocon
  9. Sergio Perez
  10. Oscar Piastri
  11. Yuki Tsunoda
  12. Zhou Guanyu
  13. Valtteri Bottas
  14. Daniel Ricciardo
  15. Alex Albon
  16. Logan Sargeant
  • Pitlane starts: Fernando Alonso, Lance Stroll, Nico Hulkenberg, Kevin Magnussen

Both Aston Martins and both Haas drivers will start from the pitlane.

Fernando Alonso is reverting to his Qatar spec of car. Lance Stroll will remain with the latest version but with a different set-up, and Aston Martin plan to compare the two. They both were eliminated in Q1 on Friday.

Haas brought major updates to Texas but qualified in 14th and 16th, then struggled in the sprint. So they are changing the set-up meaning Kevin Magnussen and Nico Hulkenberg begin from the pitlane.

Ferrari are the only team aside from Red Bull to win an F1 grand prix in 2023 and, in Texas, they will have a chance to repeat the trick with Charles Leclerc starting in pole position.

Max Verstappen's best lap was deleted for exceeding track limits so he starts from sixth.

McLaren's Lando Norris and Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton are in second and third, intriguingly. The two Brits will want to lay down a marker in the chase towards the dominant Red Bulls.

The under-fire Sergio Perez is ninth but will need to dramatically improve that to relieve some pressure.

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