After a two-year break, the "royal races" are returning to American soil. Qualifying races will take place in Austin on Saturday night. We bring to your attention the forecast for this event.

For the championship title in Formula 1, the most persistent and intense struggle between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen continues. The latter flew overseas in the status of the leader of the championship, ahead of the current champion by 6 points. It will not be easy for the Dutchman to maintain the advantage, because Hamilton won 5 out of eight races in Austin. In the last six qualifiers for the US Grand Prix, the Mercedes car has always been on pole. This trend should not change this time either. After the introduction of new products during the season, the Silver Arrows became faster than Red Bull. Taking into account the almost second gap between Mercedes and competitors on Friday, the German team should take the entire first row of the starting field. Hamilton should take pole.

Sergio Perez looked good on Friday, who showed the best time in the second training session. It is quite possible that the Mexican will be able to be higher than Lando Norris, given that McLaren has somehow passed recently. Almost without motivation, Kimi Raikkonen ends his career, who should again be below his teammate Antonio Giovinazzi. But in the "Alpin" in the last stages, Fernando Alonso looks significantly stronger than Esteban Ocon.