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How to watch F1 qualifying at the US Grand Prix on Saturday via live online stream

We go over how you can watch F1 qualifying for the United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas via live online stream.

General view during previews to the United States Formula One Grand Prix at the new Circuit of the Americas on November 15, 2012 in Austin, United States. Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images

UPDATE: Live updates for US Grand Prix qualifying results.

Formula One racing is in the Western Hemisphere for the next month! After a season with all but two races on the eastern side of the Prime Meridian, this week marks the start of a three-race run through the Western Hemisphere. F1 will run through the United States this week, Mexico in two weeks, and Brazil the week after.

This weekend’s US Grand Prix will take place at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. The F1 race is scheduled to run on Sunday at 3 p.m. ET, but qualifying will precede it on Saturday at 5 p.m. Saturday qualifying will air on ESPNews and will be available via live stream at WatchESPN. Sunday’s race will air on ABC with the same live stream option.

You will need a cable log-in to stream both events, so if you don’t have one, you can get a trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream the United States Grand Prix weekend.

Qualifying will last one hour and feature three qualifying periods with two intermissions. The first period will last 20 minutes with all 20 cars trying to secure the fastest time. The five slowest cars at the end of 20 minutes will be eliminated and placed in spots 16-20 on the race grid. The second qualifying period is 15 minutes and the remaining 15 cars compete for a new fastest time. Once again, the five slowest cars are eliminated to set positions 11-15 in the grid. The final ten minutes feature the 10 remaining cars competing for the fastest time to secure pole position and securing positions 1-10.

Lewis Hamilton comes into the weekend as the favorite to secure the top qualifying position on Saturday and win the race on Sunday at DraftKings Sportsbook. He is -105 to secure the pole position and -135 to win the race. Max Verstappen follows with +190 odds to secure the pole and +135 to win the race.

How to watch qualifying for the US Grand Prix

Date: Saturday, October 23
Time: 5 p.m. ET
TV channel: ESPNews
Live stream: WatchESPN

Entry list

2021 United States Grand Prix, starting lineup

Position Driver Car No.
Position Driver Car No.
1 Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing 33
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team 44
3 Sergio Pérez Red Bull Racing 11
4 Charles Leclerc Scuderia Ferrari 16
5 Carlos Sainz, Jr. Scuderia Ferrari 55
6 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren F1 Team 3
7 Lando Norris McLaren F1 Team 4
8 Pierre Gasly Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda 10
9 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team 77
10 Yuki Tsunoda Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda 22
11 Esteban Ocon Alpine F1 Team 31
12 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN 99
13 Lance Stroll Aston Martin Cognizant F1 Team 18
14 Nicholas Latifi Williams Racing 6
15 Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN 7
16 Mick Schumacher Uralkali Haas F1 Team 47
17 Nikita Mazepin Uralkali Haas F1 Team 9
18 Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin Cognizant F1 Team 5
19 Fernando Alonso Alpine F1 Team 14
20 George Russell Williams Racing 63