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WATCH LIVE: United States GP from 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC

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AUSTIN, Texas – The stage is set for the potential championship-deciding round of the 2015 Formula 1 World Championship, in what is bound to be at least a partially wet United States Grand Prix from Circuit of The Americas.

You can watch it all, LIVE, on NBC and NBC Sports Live Extra (f1stream.nbcsports.com for participating cable providers) from 2:30 p.m. ET (1:30 p.m. CT and local time) from Austin.

Pre-race will be a half hour with the race coverage running for the next two hours, from lights out at 3 p.m. ET (2 p.m. CT) through to 5 p.m. ET. F1 Extra then takes over at 5 p.m. ET (4 p.m. CT) for another hour to run until 6 p.m. ET (5 p.m. CT).

Leigh Diffey, David Hobbs and Steve Matchett have the call with Will Buxton in the pits – all four on-site here in Austin.

The rain has dominated the weekend proceedings thus far and while the grid isn’t jumbled too much at the front of the field, the likes of Infiniti Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo and Daniil Kvyat in third and fourth and the two Sahara Force India drivers Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg in fifth and sixth have the potential to spice things up, with absolutely nothing to lose.

But up front, Lewis Hamilton will clinch his third World Championship if he outscores Mercedes AMG Petronas teammate Nico Rosberg by two points and Scuderia Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel by nine.

The full points possibilities breakdown of the top three drivers going into Austin is linked below:

Fin. 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
P # Driver Nat. Car Pts 25 18 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1
1 44 Lewis Hamilton GB Mercedes 302 327 320 317 314 312 310 308 306 304 303
2 5 Sebastian Vettel GER Ferrari 236 261 254 251 248 246 244 242 240 238 237
3 6 Nico Rosberg GER Mercedes 229 254 247 244 241 239 237 235 233 231 230

Again, that’s 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC and Live Extra for all the coverage from Austin for today’s United States Grand Prix.

Zach Veach splits with Andretti Autosport for rest of IndyCar season

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Zach Veach will be leaving his Andretti Autosport ride with three races remaining in the season, choosing to explore options after the decision was made he wouldn’t return for 2021.

In a Wednesday release, Andretti Autosport said a replacement driver for the No. 26 Dallara-Honda would be named in the coming days. The NTT IndyCar Series will race Oct. 2-3 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course and then conclude the season Oct. 25 on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida.

Veach was ranked 11th in the points standings through 11 races of his third season with Andretti. Since a fourth in the June 6 season opener at Texas Motor Speedway, he hadn’t finished higher than 14th.

“The decision was made that I will not be returning in 2021 with Andretti Autosport in the No. 26 Gainbridge car,” Veach said in the Andretti release. “This, along with knowing that limited testing exists for teams due to COVID, have led me to the decision to step out of the car for the remainder of the 2020 IndyCar season. I am doing this to allow the team to have time with other drivers as they prepare for 2021, and so that I can also explore my own 2021 options.

“This is the hardest decision I have ever made, but to me, racing is about family, and it is my belief that you take care of your family. Andretti Autosport is my family and I feel this is what is best to help us all reach the next step. I will forever be grateful to Michael and the team for all of their support over the years. I would not be where I am today if it wasn’t for a relationship that started many years ago with Road to Indy. I will also be forever grateful to Dan Towriss for his friendship and for the opportunity he and Gainbridge have given me.

“My love for this sport and the people involved is unmeasurable, and I look forward to continuing to be amongst the racing world and fans in 2021.”

Said team owner Michael Andretti: “We first welcomed Zach to the Andretti team back in his USF2000 days and have enjoyed watching him grow and evolve as a racer, and a person. His decision to allow us to use the last few races to explore our 2021 options shows the measure of his character.

“Zach has always placed team and family first, and we’re very happy to have had him as part of ours for so many years. We wish him the best in whatever 2021 may bring and will always consider him a friend.”

Andretti fields five full-time cars for Veach, Alexander Rossi, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Marco Andretti and Colton Herta.

It also has fielded James Hinchcliffe in three races this season.