The start of the United States Grand Prix will feature something rather unusual for 2023 – very little chance of a Red Bull leading into Turn 1. Instead it's likely to be a Ferrari, McLaren or Mercedes seizing the early advantage in Austin.

    That's after Charles Leclerc secured pole in Friday's qualifying session from Lando Norris and Lewis Hamilton. World champion and Saturday's Sprint winner Max Verstappen starts sixth behind Carlos Sainz and George Russell after his best Q3 lap time was deleted for exceeding track limits.

    HIGHLIGHTS: Watch the qualifying action as Leclerc takes United States GP pole after Verstappen loses lap time

    At the other end of the order, no fewer than four cars will be starting from the pit lane after Haas and Aston Martin opted to change the set-ups for both their drivers ahead of the race.

    For the former, Kevin Magnussen and Nico Hulkenberg had qualified 14th and 16th respectively, while for the latter Fernando Alonso and Lance Stroll had been due to start 17th and 19th.


    United States 2023

    Starting Grid

    1 Charles Leclerc LEC Ferrari
    2 Lando Norris NOR McLaren
    3 Lewis Hamilton HAM Mercedes
    4 Carlos Sainz SAI Ferrari
    5 George Russell RUS Mercedes
    6 Max Verstappen VER Red Bull Racing
    7 Pierre Gasly GAS Alpine
    8 Esteban Ocon OCO Alpine
    9 Sergio Perez PER Red Bull Racing
    10 Oscar Piastri PIA McLaren

    The 2023 United States Grand Prix starts at 1400 local time. Be sure to join our live coverage from 1300 here.