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F1 qualifying results: Max Verstappen claims pole position at US Grand Prix

Formula One racing is headed to Austin, Texas for the United States Grand Prix. We’ll update qualifying until we’ve got the full racing grid is set Sunday’s race at Circuit of the Americas.

A general view as cars make their way through turn two during the United States Formula One Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas on November 18, 2012 in Austin, Texas. Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images

Q3 update: Max Verstappen edged out Lewis Hamilton and Sergio Pérez for the pole position at the US Grand Prix. Pérez led late and was looking for his first career F1 pole, but he came up short. Hamilton took the provisional lead on his final lap only to be slightly outdone by Verstappen.

Q2 update: The second qualifying stage is a wrap and familiar faces are up top. Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton finished with the two fastest times in the second stage. The five eliminated drivers in this stage were Esteban Ocon, Sebastian Vettel, Antonio Giovinazzi, Fernando Alonso, and George Russell.

Q1 update: The first stage of qualifying is a wrap and the first five eliminations are the following: Lance Stroll, Nicholas Latifi, Kimi Räikkönen, Mick Schumacher, and Nikita Mazepin. It’s worth noting George Russell, Sebastian Vettel, and Fernando Alonso all have grid penalties that move them to the back of the grid. Valtteri Bottas was hit with a five-spot grid penalty.

Formula One racing has arrived in Austin, Texas this weekend for the United States Grand Prix. The race will take place on Sunday at Circuit of the Americas, getting underway at 3 a.m. ET on ABC. It will be available for live stream at WatchESPN.

The day prior to the race qualifying takes place at 5 p.m. on ESPNews. The 20 drivers will face off for an hour to establish the fastest time and secure pole position. F1 qualifying runs across three stages, broken up by two intermissions. The first 20 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.

Six-time US Grand Prix champ Lewis Hamilton is the favorite to secure the pole position at DraftKings Sportsbook. He’s installed at -105, and followed by Max Verstappen at +190 and Valtteri Bottas at +380.

Here is the full entry list for Saturday’s US Grand Prix as qualifying gets underway. We’ll provide updates with each driver’s time and how the starting lineup settles.

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