2014 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix: Contenders, Schedule & More!

Circuit of The AmericasThe 2014 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix is speeding into Circuit of The Americas in Austin, TX this weekend! Being the second to last race on the 2014 calendar, the F1 USGP holds a lot of weight as far as the standings go; the podium results will directly influence who still has a shot to win it all at the season finale in Abu Dhabi!

With that being said, it's time to take a look at the standings to see who could have a shot at the championship title, the schedule of this weekend's events and all the last minute details you'll need to know to navigate the 2014 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix weekend like a pro!

Current Formula 1 Standings 





1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes AMG Petronas 291
2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes AMG Petronas 274
3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing 199
4 Valterri Bottas Williams-Mercedes 145
5 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing 143
6 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 141
7 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 94
8 Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes  76 
Felipe Massa  Williams-Mercedes  71 
10  Kevin Magnussen  McLaren-Mercedes  49 
11  Sergio Perez  Force India-Mercedes  47 
12  Kimi Raikkonen  Ferrari 47
13  Jean-Eric Vergne  STR-Renault  21 
14  Romain Grosjean  Lotus-Renault 
15  Daniil Kvyat  STR-Renault 
16  Jules Bianchi  Marussia-Ferrari 
17  Andrian Sutil  Sauber-Ferrari 
18  Marcus Ericsson Caterham-Renault 
19  Pastor Maldonado  Lotus-Renault 
20  Esteban Gutierrez  Sauber-Ferrari 
21  Max Chilton  Marussia-Ferrari 
22  Kamui Kobayashi  Caterham-Renault 
23  Andre Lotterrer  Caterham-Renault 

Contenders in the F1 USGP

Based on the above standings, the amount of points awarded at the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix and the double points awarded at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, it appears the only drivers to watch are Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg and Daniel Ricciardo.

Formula 1 Circuit of The Americas ExperiencesThe Mercedes AMG Petronas team has packed a lot of power this season, consistently coming in one-two patterns majority of the races - Hamilton with nine wins and Rosberg with four. With that being said, Ricciardo has secure his fair share of finishes on the podium, including three wins. Eyes will definitely be on these three this weekend at Circuit of The Americas™ as they're the only three in contention for the title.

With that being said, an underdog is not to be overlooked in Austin. Although Red Bull Racing's Sebastian Vettel has not been performing at his best this season, the 2013 F1 Champion did win at Circuit of The Americas last year. He knows the track and with this being his last race at COTA with Red Bull, Vettel might just come out with high pressure.

Note: There will not be a full grid at the F1 USGP; Caterham and Marussia are out due to financials.


Circuit of The Americas' Event Schedule

There is a lot of racing and events packed into just three days at COTA for the 2014 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix. Take a look at the weekend event schedule to help you navigate your schedule, ensuring you don't miss a minute of the highly anticipated events!

Thurs., Oct. 30, 2014

Thursday Night Party & Tower Viewing featuring Edwin McCain & Mario Andretti @ 6:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 31, 2014

8am - 8:05am

Gates Open


Medical Inspection

9:30am - 9:45am

Track Inspection & Track Test


Formula One Paddock Club™ Opens

10am - 11:30am

Formula 1™ - First Practice Session

11:30am - 1pm

Lunch with a Legend
Emerson Fittipaldi Appearing in the Legends Club

12pm - 12:20pm

Ferrari Challenge - First Practice Session

12:25pm - 12:50pm

Driver Autograph & QA Session - Sauber F1™ Team

12:35pm - 1:45pm

Formula One Paddock Club™ Pit Lane Walk

12:50pm - 1:10pm

Driver Autograph & QA Session - Caterham F1™ Team

1:30pm - 1:40pm

Track Inspection

2pm - 3:30pm

Formula 1™ - Second Practice Session

4pm - 4:45pm

Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup - Practice Session

4pm - 5pm

Formula 1™ Press Conference

4:35pm - 4:55pm

Driver Autograph & QA Session - Marussia F1™ Team


Formula 1™ Drivers Meeting

5:15pm - 5:35pm

Ferrari Challenge - Second Practice Session


Formula One Paddock Club™ Closes

6:30pm - 6:35pm

Gates Close

Sat., Nov. 1, 2014

7:15am - 8:40am 

Formula One Paddock Club™ Pit Lane Walk

8am - 8:05am

Gates Open

8am - 8:30am

Formula 1™ - Team Pit Stop Practice


Formula One Paddock Club™ Opens

8:45pm - 9:05pm

Ferrari Challenge - Qualifying Session


Medical Inspection

9:30am - 9:45am

Track Inspection & Safety Car Test

10am - 11am

Formula 1™ - Third Practice Session

11:30am - 12pm

Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup - Qualifying Session

12:05pm - 12:40pm

Formula One Paddock Club™ Pit Lane Walk

12pm - 1pm

Concert - Performance Live

12:30pm - 12:40pm

Track inspection

1pm - 2pm

Formula 1™ - Qualifying Session


Alexander Rossi Appearing in the Legends Club

2:30pm - 3pm

Mario Andretti Appearing in the Paddock Club™

2:40pm - 3:45pm

Driver Autograph & QA Session - Infiniti Red Bull Racing

3pm - 3:35pm

Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup - First Race (14 laps or 30mins)

3pm - 4pm

Emerson Fittipaldi Appearing in the Paddock Club™

4pm - 4:30pm

Ferrari Challenge - First Race (10 laps or 25 mins)

4:35pm - 4:55pm

Driver Autograph & QA Session - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1™ Team

4:55pm - 5:15pm

Driver Autograph & QA Session - McLaren Mercedes


Esteban Gutiérrez Appearing in the Legends Club


Formula One Paddock Club™ Closes

5:20pm - 5:40pm

Driver Autograph & QA Session - Scuderia Ferrari

5:40pm - 6pm

Driver Autograph & QA Session - Scuderia Toro Rosso

5:40pm - 6pm

Driver Autograph & QA Session - Williams Martini Racing

6pm - 6:35pm

Gates Close

Sun., Nov. 2, 2014

8:30am - 8:35am

Gates Open

9:30am - 10:30am

Emerson Fittipaldi Appearing in the Legends Club


Formula One Paddock Club™ Opens

10am - 10:20am

Driver Autograph & QA Session - Lotus F1™ Team

10:15am - 10:45am

Ferrari Challenge - Second Race (10 laps or 25mins)

10:40am - 11am

Driver Autograph & QA Session - Sahara Force India

11:15am - 11:50am

Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup - Second Race (14 laps or 30mins)

11:55am - 1:15pm

Formula One Paddock Club™ Pit Lane Walk


Formula 1™ Drivers Parade

12:45pm - 1:15pm

Formula 1™ - Starting Grid Presentation

1:10pm - 1:20pm

Track Inspection


Pit Lane Open


Pit Lane Closed Grid Formation

1:46pm - 1:50pm

National Anthem Performance

2pm - 4pm

(56 laps or 120mins)

4:30pm - 6pm

Concert - Performance by Kid Rock

6:30pm - 6:35pm

Gates Close

Note: COTA Experiences' guests who have transportation included in their package will have specific arrival and depature times. Ask your COTA Experiences representative for more information.

See the list of items that are permitted and prohibited inside the circuit>>

Last Minute Upgrades

The 2014 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix might be this weekend, but there's still time to upgrade your package with access to the VIP Legends Club if you act fast! With access options for one, two or three days of the grand prix, the climate-controlled Legends Club hospitality area is the perfect oasis from the Texas heat.

Legends Club

The following exclusive amenities are included with Legends Club access:

  • Complimentary Soft Drinks, Beer and Wine
  • Full Open Bar
  • Complimentary Gourmet Food Buffets
  • Closed Circuit TV Coverage of Races
  • Luxurious Seating
  • Official Race Programs
  • Race Simulators
  • Interactive Experiences

Legends Club is the perfect way to take your Formula 1™ experience to the next level at Circuit of The Americas™Additionally, members from the Mexican National Soccer Team, drivers Alexander Rossi and Esteban Gutierrez, and racing legend Emerson Fittipaldi will also be making appearances within the Legends Club on perspective days to meet-and-greet fans!

Access to the Legends Club is the perfect way to take your Formula 1 experience to the next level at Circuit of The Americas!

Get more information on how you can add this upgrade to your package today by calling 1-866-8801-6975 to speak to a representative or visit
COTA Experiences' website.



Select Official Ticket Package options are still available as well. Find out more>>

Couldn't Attend in 2014? Get on the Wait List for 2015!

Couldn't make it out to COTA this year for the 2014 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix? Then it's time to start making plans to check F1's US tour off your bucket list in 2015!

COTA Experiences offers tickets to a variety of different vantage points around the track, paired with an all-inclusive VIP hospitality area. There is no better way to experience Formula 1 racing! Sign up for the wait list and be the first to get information when packages go on sale!



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