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Good evening and welcome to this live blog on NU.nl.

My name is Patrick Moeke and I will keep you informed about the free practice sessions for the United States Grand Prix.

Have fun!



  • Mercedes fast in first training

  • LIVE:

  • Second free practice

  • View the stand here

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Another 20 minutes

- Verstappen starts a longer stint on the hard tire.

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Another 26 minutes

- Verstappen was unable to drive a fast lap on the soft tire.

The score:



  • Perez (S) - 1.34,946

  • Norris (S) - 1.35.203

  • Hamilton (S) - 1.35.310

  • Bottas (S) - 1.35,360

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    Another 28 minutes

    - Verstappen is hindered by traffic and breaks off his lap.

    The Dutchman rants and curses over the on-board radio.

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    Another 29 minutes -

    Verstappen is the fastest of everyone in the first sector.

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    Another 31 minutes

    - Good time by Sergio Pérez.

    With 1.34.946 he is approaching Hamilton's canceled time just now.

    An encouraging round for Red Bull.

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    Another 34 minutes

    - Hamilton loses his time because he has exceeded the track limits.

    As a result, Valtteri Bottas is at the top.

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    Another 37 minutes

    - Fastest time Lewis Hamilton.

    With 1.34.842, the Briton is by far the fastest on the soft tire.

    Verstappen has not yet driven on soft rubber.

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    Moving image of the incident between Verstappen and Hamilton.

    🤬'Stupid idiot!!!'🤬Max and Lewis clash with each other and the drag race ends with a Limburg middle finger 🖕 #ZiggoSportF1 #F1 #USGP

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    AuthorZiggo Sport F1Moment of places20: 18 - 22 October 2021

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    It continued all the way up to Turn 1 👀 #USGP 🇺🇸 #F1

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    AuthorFormula 1Moment of places20: 16 - 22 October 2021

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    The moment Verstappen raises his middle finger towards Hamilton.

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    AuthorOut of Context F1Moment of places20: 11 - 22 October 2021

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    Another 51 minutes -

     Phew, that just goes well between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton!

    The two title competitors do not want to give way to each other and almost come into contact on the straight.

    "What a stupid idiot," said Verstappen, who then shows his middle finger to Hamilton.

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    Another 54 minutes

    - Verstappen opens with a third time.

    His teammate Sergio Perez is the fastest for the time being.

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    Another 57 minutes

    - Max Verstappen is also on the road.

    The Dutchman rides on the medium band.

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    Another 59 minutes

    - Lewis Hamilton immediately sets off.

    Max Verstappen is still inside.

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    60 more minutes

    - Green!

    The second free practice for the United States Grand Prix is ​​underway.

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    Max Verstappen will hope that he can get closer to the Mercedes in the second free practice.

    At 10 p.m., the lights go green on the Circuit of the Americas.

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    FINISH

    - The top five from the first free practice session:



  • Valtteri Bottas - 1.34.874

  • Lewis Hamilton - 1,34,919

  • Max Verstappen - 1,35.806

  • Charles Leclerc - 1,36.334

  • Carlos Sainz - 1.36,508

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    FINISH

    - Valtteri Bottas (first) and Lewis Hamilton (second) are considerably faster than Max Verstappen (third) in the first free practice for the United States Grand Prix.

    The Dutchman admits no less than nine tenths to the Mercedes duo.

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    Another 5 minutes

    - Sergio Pérez is not happy with the adjustment of his Red Bull.

    "The car is barely steerable in turn 9."

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    Another 10 minutes

    - Mercedes sets the tone in the first free practice.

    Verstappen cannot yet approach the times of Bottas and Hamilton.

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    Another 16 minutes

    - Bottas also has good speed and is two tenths faster than Hamilton with 1.34.874.

    The score:



  • Bottas - 1.34.874

  • Hamilton - 1.35.096

  • Verstappen - 1.35,806

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    Another 18 minutes

    - Hamilton depresses the accelerator more deeply and is now by far the fastest.

    Verstappen concedes nine tenths to the Brit.

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    Another 24 minutes

    - Fastest time Max Verstappen.

    With 1.36,049 he is three tenths faster than Hamilton.

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    A tweak to our 💙 livery this weekend

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    AuthorRed Bull Racing HondaMoment of places17:00 - October 22, 2021

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    Another 32 minutes

    - Hamilton dives under Pérez's time again.

    The score:



  • Hamilton (S) - 1.36.381

  • Perez (H) - 1,36.798

  • Norris (S) - 1.36,855

  • Bottas (S) - 1.36,899

  • Verstappen (S) - 1,37.032

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    Another 32 minutes

    - Sergio Pérez clocked the fastest time on the hard tire.

    The Mexican is slightly faster than Hamilton, who drives on soft.

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    Bottas will receive a five-place grid penalty for engine change


    Valtteri Bottas will be put five places back on the grid on Sunday.

    Mercedes has replaced the combustion engine of the Finn.

    For Bottas it is already his fifth new engine of the season while only three have been allowed.

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    Another 39 minutes

    - Verstappen answers and approaches Hamilton's time to two tenths.

    The score:



  • Hamilton (S) - 1.36.812

  • Verstappen (S) - 1,37.032

  • Bottas (S) - 1,37.472

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    Another 39 minutes

    - Hamilton sharpens his fastest time.

    The Briton is half a second faster than Verstappen with 1.36.812.

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    Another 41 minutes

    - Charles Leclerc is in the gravel in turn 6. The Monegask keeps his Ferrari running and continues on his way.

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    Another 43 minutes

    - Verstappen clocked the second time in his first timed round.

    He concedes seven hundredths to Hamilton, who is the fastest for the time being.

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    We are back under way...We'll treat you to the view from up at Turn 1, as 19 cars make their way out 😍 #USGP 🇺🇸 #F1

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    AuthorFormula 1Moment of places16: 45 - October 22, 2021

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    Another 46 minutes -

    Max Verstappen is going out for the first time this weekend.

    The Dutchman is driving on the soft tyre.

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    50 more minutes

    - Green!

    The session will resume.

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    Not a good start to the session for Fernando Alonso, his Alpine comes to a haltHe hitches a ride back to the garage 🛵 #USGP 🇺🇸 #F1

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    AuthorFormula 1Moment of places16: 38 - October 22, 2021

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    CODE RED

    - Work in progress for Alpine's mechanics.

    There is a lot of liquid from Alonso's car

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    CODE RED -

    Fernando Alonso has stopped.

    The session is interrupted early.

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    60 more minutes

    - Green!

    The first free practice for the United States Grand Prix is ​​underway.

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    Ready?

    Good, 'cos #FP1 is here!

    🇺🇸 #HaasF1 #USGP

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    AuthorHaas F1 TeamMoment of places16: 27 - 22 October 2021

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    It's sunny over the Circuit of the Americas.

    The first free practice for the United States GP is about to start.

    👋 Howdy, @COTA!We can't wait to hit the track in 15 minutes' time for FP1 #USGP 🇺🇸 #F1

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    AuthorFormula 1Moment of places16:15 - October 22, 2021

    back up

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