The Purple Bull driver beat F1 title rival Lewis Hamilton to pole along with his closing lap in qualifying, taking prime spot by zero.209s to safe his ninth pole of the season.
It marked a robust turnaround by Purple Bull after Mercedes seemed to have the stronger package deal after the opening follow session, whereas Verstappen additionally avoided a late rain shower from scuppering his pole charge on the Austin observe.
With Hamilton having to accept second place, he splits the Purple Bull pair, with Sergio Perez in third, having been on provisional pole after the primary runs in Q3.
Each Purple Bull drivers needed to have their rear wings beefed up earlier than qualifying after Verstappen’s suffered a hairline fracture in FP3. Purple Bull has confirmed it will investigate the cause of the damage overnight however stays assured it gained’t be a difficulty for its automobiles in Sunday’s race.
Behind the highest three, Valtteri Bottas certified fourth for Mercedes however will begin the US GP in ninth place as a result of a grid penalty for an engine change.
It means Charles Leclerc has been promoted to fourth place on the grid, with Ferrari team-mate Carlos Sainz Jr shifting as much as fifth and the McLaren pair of Daniel Ricciardo in sixth and Lando Norris in seventh.
AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly has been promoted to eighth place with Bottas and Yuki Tsunoda within the second AlphaTauri finishing the highest 10.
Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso and George Russell will all begin from the again of the grid as a result of their respective penalties for full energy unit modifications.
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W12
Photograph by: Zak Mauger / Motorsport Images
When is the F1 United States Grand Prix?
- Date: Sunday 24th October 2021
- Begin time: eight:00pm BST, 2:00pm native time
The 17th spherical of the 2021 F1 season, america GP on the Circuit of the Americas, will get underway at 2pm native time (8pm BST) on Sunday 24th October.
How can I watch america GP?
In the UK, Sky Sports activities will likely be reside broadcasting america GP, with the race proven reside on Sky Sports activities F1 and Sky Sports activities Essential Occasion. Pre-race protection will likely be beginning at 6:30pm BST forward of the race begin at eight:00pm BST.
- Channel: Sky Sports activities F1 and Sky Sports activities Essential Occasion
- Begin time: 6:30pm BST, Sunday 24th October
Autosport will likely be working a live text coverage of the United States GP here.
Pierre Gasly, AlphaTauri AT02
Photograph by: Glenn Dunbar / Motorsport Images
When can I watch america GP highlights?
In the UK, Channel four can be broadcasting highlights of america GP at 12:05am BST on Monday. The total programme will run for one hour and 25 minutes, overlaying the pre-race, the race highlights and the preliminary post-race response to wrap up the foremost speaking factors of the race weekend.
For your complete 2021 F1 season, Channel four will broadcast highlights of each qualifying and race of every occasion. The highlights may also be obtainable on Channel four’s on demand catch up providers.
- Channel: Channel four
- Begin time: 12:05am BST, Monday 25th October
Will america GP be on the radio?
Reside radio protection of each follow, qualifying and race for the 2021 F1 season will likely be obtainable on the BBC Radio 5 Reside and 5 Reside Sports activities Additional stations and the by way of the BBC Sport web site.
Reside protection of america GP will begin at 7:45pm BST on BBC Radio 5 Reside and on the BBC Sounds app.
Climate forecast for america GP
Present climate forecasts predict cloudy however scorching situations on the Circuit of the Americas, with a really small likelihood of rain through the race. The temperature is predicted to be 28 levels Celsius for the beginning of the race – 10 diploma hotter than the Turkish GP.
What number of laps is america GP?
The race is scheduled to finish 56 laps of the Circuit the Americas, overlaying a complete race distance of 308.405km.
United States GP qualifying outcomes