F1 2021 United States Grand Prix - Free Practice Results (3)

Results from the third and final practice session at the United States Grand Prix, Round 17 of the 2021 Formula 1 world championship.
Carlos Sainz Jr (ESP) Ferrari SF-21.
Carlos Sainz Jr (ESP) Ferrari SF-21.
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2021 F1 United States Grand Prix - FREE PRACTICE RESULTS (3)
1Sergio PerezMEXRed Bull Racing1m34.701s
2Carlos SainzESPScuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow1m34.805s
3Max VerstappenNEDRed Bull Racing1m34.912s
4Lando NorrisGBRMcLaren F1 Team1m34.945s
5Valtteri BottasFINMercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team1m34.988s
6Lewis HamiltonGBRMercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team1m35.219s
7Daniel RicciardoAUSMcLaren F1 Team1m35.354s
8Pierre GaslyFRAScuderia AlphaTauri Honda1m35.398s
9Charles LeclercMONScuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow1m35.688s
10Esteban OconFRAAlpine F1 Team1m35.711s
11Sebastian VettelGERAston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team1m35.851s
12George RussellISRWilliams Racing1m36.023s
13Kimi RaikkonenFINAlfa Romeo Racing Orlen1m36.062s
14Nicholas LatifiCANWilliams Racing1m36.118s
15Antonio GiovinazziGBRAlfa Romeo Racing Orlen1m36.252s
16Lance StrollCANAston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team1m36.392s
17Fernando AlonsoCHIAlpine F1 Team1m36.490s
18Yuki TsunodaJPNScuderia AlphaTauri Honda1m36.572s
19Mick SchumacherGERUralkali Haas F1 Team1m36.671s
20Nikita MazepinRUSUralkali Haas F1 Team2m03.456s

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

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