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Summary

  1. Qualifying postponed until 14:00 GMT on Sunday
  2. Session delayed for three hours because of rain
  3. Heavy rain and thunder coming from Hurricane Patricia
  4. Lewis Hamilton could win title on Sunday

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By Chris Osborne

All times stated are UK

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Well, that was fun. I feel we're all better people for going through that.

Sincerely, we've enjoyed all of your correspondence. It's uplifting to know that we all have a sense of humour at times like these.

Please join us at 13:30 GMT tomorrow for build up to qualifying - don't forget to put your clocks back!

How to watch Sunday's highlights

Qualifying
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Qualifying at 14:00 GMT on Sunday

SUNDAY Qualifying: 0900 local time 1400 GMT Race: 1400 local time 1900 GMT #USGP #F1

SUNDAY Qualifying: 0900 local time 1400 GMT Race: 1400 local time 1900 GMT #USGP #F1

Qualification abandoned until Sunday

BREAKING: Qualifying postponed until 0900 local time tomorrow due to prolonged rain at @circuitamericas #USGP

BREAKING: Qualifying postponed until 0900 local time tomorrow due to prolonged rain at @circuitamericas #USGP

I wonder what the decision will be...?

The Safety Car is out checking the track before a final decision is made #USGP #Quali #F1

The Safety Car is out checking the track before a final decision is made #USGP #Quali #F1

Red Bull boss Christian Horner speaks on BBC Two about their engine situation: "Nothing further to add at the moment. We are making some headway and I hope we find a solution in the coming days. There are four engine suppliers in F1 at the moment - so Honda a 25% chance."

While Suzi and David chat about the day's events, we'll take a look at some of the highlights, including the Williams team doing Oops Upside Your Head.

Williams
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You can also watch the 'highlights' programme at 21:45 BST by clicking the Live Coverage button on this page.

The drama over Red Bull's engine situation continues...

Ecclestone says Honda happy to supply Red Bull. Honda boss Arai says: "Realistically, it would be v difficult because it is late October.”

What's happening with highlights?

BBC Two, 21:45 BST

Regardless of what happens, the scheduled highlights programme will now become a live show at 21:45 BST on BBC Two. If qualification is called off at 22:00 BST, that might be all we get.. watch this space.

BST or GMT?

Right. There's a bit of confusion among the masses - so I'm going to break it down for you real good.

Austin is currently six hours behind UK time (BST). But tomorrow, UK clocks go back an hour (to GMT), which means the time gap is five hours. So the proposed time if 09:00 local time for qualifying is 14:00 GMT UK time.

I have a terrible, awful feeling that at 21:55 BST the rain will stop and they'll start uncovering the tyres.

Is there an emoji for delirium?

LATEST: If there is no clear sign of a break in the weather by 1600 (local), qualifying will be postponed until 0900 on Sunday #Quali #USGP

Qualifying deadline of 22:00 BST

There's a little bit of good news. But it's mainly bad news.

The geniuses in Austin are saying if there is no break in the weather by 22:00 BST, qualifying will be abandoned and we will try again at 14:00 GMT on Sunday.

We have 45 minutes of this madness remaining. I may have to start eating my own arm to survive.

The James Marsden

Marsden
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I realised I forgot to include a picture of James Marsden when I said I would earlier. Here he is to make up for it.

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Or, as Vicky points out...

Is there now a risk that it's so delayed it'll be confusing what the UK time will actually be? #BST #bbcf1

Race day

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Here's a reminder of the timings for tomorrow's action.

There could be qualifying some time early afternoon British time.

The race is scheduled for 19:00 GMT - REMEMBER THAT THE CLOCKS GO BACK IN THE UK.

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I hope you're right Andrew. Otherwise I might lose the plot.

We're hearing that this latest 30-minute delay might well be the last. Not officially confirmed yet, though bbc.co.uk/sport/live/for… #BBCF1

If you're still with me, thank you. We are soldiers together in this war against F1 ridiculousness.

If you're new to our club, so far we have discussed Strictly Come Dancing, James Marsden (pictured) and canoeing.

We also sometimes chat about Formula 1.

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We have a winner ladies and gents. Goodnight everyone!

#bbcf1 - best wet race, Austin 2015 (I'm taking a bit of a punt)

Oar-some

Here are those grown men rowing down a pit-lane. I applaud you gentlemen.

So, how did you like our boat? 😄 🚤 #JoinOurPassion #F1 #USGP @circuitamericas
So, how did you like our boat? 😄 🚤 #JoinOurPassion #F1 #USGP @circuitamericas
So, how did you like our boat? 😄 🚤 #JoinOurPassion #F1 #USGP @circuitamericas

So, how did you like our boat? 😄 🚤 #JoinOurPassion #F1 #USGP @circuitamericas

Weather update

#F1 #BBCF1 #USGP QUALI ...2040BST. And so it drags-on. Latest from @UBIMET to all in the pit lane.

#F1 #BBCF1 #USGP QUALI ...2040BST. And so it drags-on. Latest from @UBIMET to all in the pit lane.

Bats and boffins

Pick your way through some cracking Austin stats here. I'm not sure about the claim of having 300 days of sunshine, mind.

If you read it really slowly, I can nip for a toilet break. It's the live texter's equivalent of playing Bohemian Rhapsody.

Austin stats
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Niki Lauda and Nico Rosberg are having a bit of a kickabout. I have nothing humorous to add - sorry.

Unbelievable Jeff!!!!! #LaudaVsRosberg #Tekkers #F1 #USGP #Quali

Unbelievable Jeff!!!!! #LaudaVsRosberg #Tekkers #F1 #USGP #Quali

Palmer to take Lotus seat

Palmer
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A bit of news you may have missed amid all the non-stop action. British driver Jolyon Palmer will drive for Lotus next year, partnering Pastor Maldonado. 

Read more here.

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On a serious note, not a great day to be an F1 fan in Austin today...

It’s a tad bit wet out there. Friends & I opted to just called it a day and try again tomorrow #USGP #formula1 #COTA

It’s a tad bit wet out there. Friends & I opted to just called it a day and try again tomorrow #USGP #formula1 #COTA

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Best GP in the rain? Tell us about it using #bbcf1...

most memorable wet races: Canada 81Villeneuve loosing front wing & Canada 2011, longest race and Button's win #bbcf1

@bbcf1 #bbcf1 Best wet race memory: Donington 1993, a brilliant Senna and a flailing Prost.

Best wet race was European gp 99. The strangest start ever. Confusion all day and Herbert winning with Stewart. #bbcf1

Qualifying delayed... again

It's been delayed by another 30 minutes, pushing us back to 21:00 BST by my calculations.

Tell my wife and daughter I love them, I fear I will never see them again.

Right. A bunch of yellow school buses are on the track, picking up marshals and photographers and the like. That could mean we're about to be put out of our misery...

Mercedes chief Niki Lauda tells BBC Sport: "The rain is so hard that no wet tyre can take the cars round safely. Why we are all wasting our time for delays, delays, delays? Tomorrow we are going to have a race." 

This is getting silly

We are 70 minutes past the original qualifying start time. It's still heaving it down. There are men in yellow cagoule pumping water off the track. Grown men are canoeing in a bucket on wheels down a pit-lane.

Surely, SURELY, it's time to admit defeat. There is no shame in quitting.

David Coulthard

BBC F1 co-commentator

"The safety cars do not aqua plane anything like a grand prix car would, they are able to cut through the water where a grand prix car would be lifted up."