Formula 1 TV Schedule 2019: U.S. Grand Prix Start Time, TV Channel, Live Stream and Latest Odds

The Formula One season arrives in the U.S. this weekend and Lewis Hamilton is set to become only the second driver in Formula One history to win six World Championships.

The Briton leads Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas by 74 points after winning in Mexico a week ago, and with only 78 points still available over the next three races he is within touching distance of another title after those he won in 2008, 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2018.

Hamilton will secure a sixth crown if Bottas fails to win in Austin, Texas, on Sunday. Should the Finn take the chequered flag, Hamilton will win the title anyway as long as he finishes eighth or higher, something he has done in 17 out of the last 18 races.

Given the Briton has won five times in Austin in the seven years since the U.S. Grand Prix returned to the Formula One calendar, Sunday's race looks to be little more than a formality for Hamilton.

The 34-year-old, however, dismissed the suggestion and insisted he was in for a challenge, despite his outstanding record in Texas.

"Austin has been a good race for us in the past," Hamilton was quoted as saying by the BBC. "It was not so good last year, but it is a good hunting ground in general and I am going to be pushing very had this weekend to finish where I plan to finish.

"But it's going to be a challenge again with the temperatures and the wind. I can't tell you how it would feel but I approach every year as if it's the first and it'll be the same next year."

A sixth world title would put Hamilton just one behind Michael Schumacher's all-time record of seven and he admitted he was still struggling to understand the magnitude of his achievements.

"I never thought I would have five titles. If I am able to get a sixth one, it will be pretty unreal," he explained.

"I don't think I've hit peak yet and I plan to continue to get stronger."

Here's all you need to know ahead of Sunday.

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes
Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes and Great Britain during the F1 Grand Prix of Mexico at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez on October 27, in Mexico City, Mexico. Peter J Fox/Getty

Where is the U.S. Grand Prix?

The race will be held at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, which has hosted the U.S. Grand Prix since 2012.

The track is the fifth circuit in the U.S. to host a Formula One event, after Sebring, Riverside, Watkins Glen, Phoenix and Indianapolis.

Five of the seven races held in Austin have been won by Lewis Hamilton, with Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen taking the chequered flag in 2013 and 2018 respectively.

When is the U.S. Grand Prix?

The race is scheduled to start at 1:10 p.m. local time (2:10 p.m. ET) on Sunday, October 27.

TV channel

The Mexican Grand Prix will be broadcast live by ABC. Coverage of race day begins at 1:30 p.m. ET on Sunday.

Live stream

The race will also be available on ESPN+ and via WatchESPN.com, while Sling TV, Hulu, YouTube TV and PlayStation Vue will all offer a live stream.

Odds

The bookmakers back Lewis Hamilton to make it two wins in as many weeks this weekend. According to Oddschecker, the Briton is a 7/4 favorite, followed by the Ferrari duo of Charles Leclerc at 12/5 and 4/1 respectively.

Red Bull's Max Verstappen is an 11/2 outsider, while Hamilton's teammate Valtteri Bottas follows at 13/2.

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