2021 F1 United States Grand Prix - FREE PRACTICE RESULTS (1)
1Valtteri BottasFINMercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team1m34.874s
2Lewis HamiltonGBRMercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team1m34.919s
3Max VerstappenNEDRed Bull Racing1m35.806s
4Charles LeclercMONScuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow1m36.334s
5Carlos SainzESPScuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow1m36.508s
6Pierre GaslyFRAScuderia AlphaTauri Honda1m36.611s
7Sergio PerezMEXRed Bull Racing1m36.798s
8Lando NorrisGBRMcLaren F1 Team1m36.855s
9Antonio GiovinazziGBRAlfa Romeo Racing Orlen1m36.874s
10Kimi RaikkonenFINAlfa Romeo Racing Orlen1m36.876s
11George RussellISRWilliams Racing1m36.966s
12Esteban OconFRAAlpine F1 Team1m36.970s
13Lance StrollCANAston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team1m36.972s
14Sebastian VettelGERAston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team1m36.982s
15Fernando AlonsoCHIAlpine F1 Team1m37.068s
16Daniel RicciardoAUSMcLaren F1 Team1m37.458s
17Nicholas LatifiCANWilliams Racing1m37.463s
18Yuki TsunodaJPNScuderia AlphaTauri Honda1m37.954s
19Mick SchumacherGERUralkali Haas F1 Team1m38.866s
20Nikita MazepinRUSUralkali Haas F1 Team1m42.239s

Formula 1 returns to the United States for the first time in two years having last raced at the Circuit of the Americas in 2019. 

We arrive at COTA with Max Verstappen back in the lead of the drivers' championship after finishing second in Turkey.

Lewis Hamilton has ground to make up in the title race but he has a fantastic record in Austin, winning on five previous occasions - 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas is in fine form, winning the last race at Istanbul Park, and he's the last driver to win the US Grand Prix.

Mercedes is expected to have the advantage over Red Bull once again, with conditions expected to remain dry throughout the weekend.

The track surface and the bumps are expected to be a key talking point this weekend after a number of MotoGP riders were critical of the circuit when they raced at COTA a few weeks ago.

Recent US GP Winners: 

2019: Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) 

2018: Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari)

2017: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) 

2016: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) 

2015: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)

2014: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)

2013:  Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull) 

2012: Lewis Hamilton (McLaren) 

The remainder of the 2021 F1 calendar: 

Mexican Grand Prix - November 7

Brazilian Grand Prix - November 14

Qatar Grand Prix - November 21

Saudi Arabian Grand Prix - December 5

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - December 12