After racing around the world in a season that began in March, Formula 1 is in the United States this weekend for the second and final time this year. ABC will have a live telecast of the Formula 1 Aramco United States Grand Prix on Sunday, Oct. 23, with coverage from Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, beginning at 1:30 p.m. ET. The race starts at 3 p.m.
The beat goes on for Lewis Hamilton. Hamilton, the seven-time Formula 1 champion, had no trouble on Sunday in Portugal, winning the F1 Portuguese Grand Prix in convincing fashion over Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and Hamilton’s Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas.
Formula 1 is considering sprint races to replace traditional F1 Saturday qualifying at three tracks in 2021. The new format has been proposed as a trial for F1 Grands Prix at Montreal, Monza and Interlagos. New F1 chief executive Stefano Domincali has said that the new format is just one more way to try to attract new fans to Formula 1.