United States GP race start time and TV channel information

Lewis Hamilton can be crowned Formula 1 world champion for the fifth time this weekend.

The Brit is on course to become only the third man in history to achieve the feat, following in the footsteps of Michael Schumacher and Juan Manuel Fangio.

Simply winning the race might not be enough for Hamilton to get the business done, as he is relying on a slip up from closest rival Sebastian Vettel, who is bidding to postpone his race for glory.

Here is all you need to know about this weekend’s race at the Circuit of the Americas, including all the permutations for Hamilton…

When does the race start?

The race takes place on Sunday, October 21.

Lights go out at 7:10pm UK time, which is the joint-latest start time for a Formula 1 Grand Prix during this season

When is practice and qualifying?

Free practice one takes place at 4pm on Friday, with the second session coming four hours later at 8pm.

The third free practice session comes at 7pm on Saturday.

Qualifying will then follow at 10pm that night, where the grid will be determined.

How do I watch on TV?

Viewers in the UK have two options for coverage this weekend.

Both Sky Sports and Channel 4 will be showing the action live.

However, do note that Channel 4 are not going to be broadcasting the practice sessions on Friday, with their coverage starting with the third free practice session.

Can it be live streamed?

If you are in the UK, you certainly can!

Subscribers to Sky Sports can view the action on their Sky Go app, while those without can log onto the Channel 4 website and click ‘watch live’ and see all the action there.

How can Hamilton win the title?

Hamilton needs to better Vettel’s points total by eight to claim his fifth world title.

Read on here to find out exactly how Hamilton can win the Formula 1 world title this weekend.

Betting preview odds from Betfair

Lewis Hamilton has the Drivers’ Championship sewn up – he is just 1/200 to win the title – but Betfair don’t expect him to take his foot off the gas at the US Grand Prix.

Victory in the race will seal the championship for Hamilton, the fifth of his career, and the British driver is priced accordingly at just 8/15 for the win.

Title rival Sebastien Vettel is the only other man in with a chance at 10/3. Valtteri Bottas can be backed at 8/1 for the win and every other drivers’ odds are in double figures.

See more odds from Betfair here.

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