F1 US Grand Prix 2017 in Austin
The United Stated Grand Prix has been held intermittently since 1908 when it was known as the ‘American Grand Prize’, and the race later became a part of the official Formula One World Championship. As of 2016, the race has been held 46 times at 10 different locations in total, and it has been held at the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas since 2012.
Both Michael Schumacher and Lewis Hamilton have won the F1 US Grand Prix a total of five times each, and Ferrari has the most F1 US Grand Prix wins to date with a total of nine.
Race Details and Schedule
After a thrilling race in 2016, the F1 US Grand Prix is back at the Circuit of the Americas from Friday 20th October to Sunday 22nd October 2017 for more excitement, speed, and music! This year, two of the world’s greatest performers – Justin Timberlake and Stevie Wonder – will keep the spirit of the F1 US Grand Prix going, making it the can’t-miss party of the year! Witness the passion and the intensity of world’s greatest drivers as they battle it out over 56 laps.
- The F1 US Grand Prix was first held at the Circuit of the Americas in 2012
- Laps: 56
- Circuit length: 5.513 kilometres
- Race distance: 308.405 kilometres
- Lap record: Sebastian Vettel in 2012 – 1:39.347
Friday 20 October – Sunday 22 Oct 2017
Practise 1 (Friday) 10:00-11:30
Practise 2 (Friday) 14:00-15:30
Practise 3 (Saturday) 11:00-12:00
Qualifying (Saturday) 16:00-17:00
Race (Sunday) 14:00-16:00
F1 US Grand Prix 2017 Betting
The F1 Grand Prix always presents thrilling online betting NZ opportunities and while all eyes are on Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel to take 1st place, the odds can change at the drop of a hat! If you’re a seasoned F1 punter, you’ll know to keep a keen eye on the qualifying race which takes place on Saturday 21st October, but novice punters should definitely do plenty of research before throwing their money behind a specific driver.
Shopping the odds is the best way to ensure that you get the best possible return on investment, so having accounts at multiple online sportsbooks is advised as you don’t want to miss out on lucrative odds while waiting for a deposit to clear in a new account.
About Circuit of the Americas
The Circuit of the Americas is the first purpose-built Formula One facility in the United States, designed for any and all classes of racing, and was officially opened on October 21st, 2012. Its trademark component is the 5.5 kilometre (3.4-mile) Grand Prix circuit which was designed by Hermann Tilke in collaboration with American architectural firm, HKS.
Construction of the 20-turn, anti-clockwise track began in January 2011 and it draws its inspiration from the best tracks in the world, as well as taking advantage of the site’s natural topography to include dramatic elevation changes of up to 40 metres. The steep, uphill run into hairpin Turn One instantly become the track’s signature corner, and the grandstands, semi-permanent stands, and natural seating allows for up to 120,000 spectators to attend the Grand Prix. However, the F1 circuit is only one part of the multi-functional 900-acre site.