7:45 p.m. update - It looks like there are a handful of grid penalties to come, so we’ll revert back to how qualifying finished as things stand at the moment. Sainz has pole position and Verstappen will join him at the top since Leclerc is being penalized but the grid will look different once the remaining penalties are enforced.
7:18 p.m. update - We’ve got the starting grid for Sunday’s race, with Sainz in the top spot.
P12: Leclerc (originally P2, has 10-position grid penalty)
7:07 p.m. update - Carlos Sainz takes pole position for Sunday’s race, with Charles Leclerc in second and Max Verstappen in third. Leclerc has a 10-position penalty on the grid, so Verstappen will actually be next to Sainz on the grid.
POLE: Carlos Sainz takes P1 at COTA, Ferrari's first-ever pole position at this track.— Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) October 22, 2022
Leclerc qualifies P2, but he has a 10-position grid penalty. So Max Verstappen (P3) will start on front row next to Sainz. #F1
6:47 p.m. update - We’ve got the next round of eliminated drivers. They’ll be occupying positions 11-15 on the grid for the US Grand Prix Sunday.
6:22 p.m. update - Five drivers have been eliminated in the first part of qualifying. They will be in positions 16-20 in the starting grid for Sunday’s race.
Formula One racing has arrived in Austin, Texas this weekend for the United States Grand Prix. The race will take place on Sunday at the Circuit of the Americas, getting underway at 3 p.m. ET on ABC. It will be available for live stream at WatchESPN.
The day prior, qualifying will take place at 6 p.m. ET on ESPNEWS. The field of 20 will face off for an hour of racing to establish the fastest time and secure pole position across three stages. The first 18 minutes will eliminate five drivers and the next 15 minutes will eliminate five more. That will leave the remaining ten competing for pole position in Sunday’s race.
Max Verstappen is the pre-qualifying favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook with -240 odds. Charles Leclerc follows at +550, Lewis Hamilton is +750, and Sergio Pérez is +1000.
Here is the full entry list for the US Grand Prix as qualifying gets underway. We’ll provide updates with each driver’s time and how the starting lineup settles.
2022 United States Grand Prix entry list