The 1977 United States Grand Prix was held on October 2, 1977, at the Watkins Glen Grand Prix Race Course in Watkins Glen, New York. It was the fifteenth race of the 1977 World Championship of F1 Drivers and the 1977 International Cup for F1 Constructors. The event was also referred to as the United States Grand Prix East in order to distinguish it from the United States Grand Prix West held on April 3, 1977, in Long Beach, California. It was covered on American radio by Motor Racing Network.
The 59-lap race was won from pole position by James Hunt, driving a McLaren-Ford.
Niki Lauda finished in fourth place for Scuderia Ferrari and thus took his second title, as the Maranello team took their third consecutive Constructor’s Championship. For Lauda, it was the culmination of a comeback from the life-threatening injuries he had sustained at the Nürburgring in 1976.