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How to watch the 2021 F1 Mexican Grand Prix

The 2021 Mexican Grand Prix (officially the Mexican City GP) will take place between the 5th and 7th of November. Here's everything you need to know about the session times and where you can watch all the F1 action unfold.

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Formula 1 heads to Mexico City for Round 18 of the 2021 championship, as the season edges closer to the finish line.

As has been the case for much of the season, all eyes will be on the battle between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen.

The Red Bull driver holds a 12-point advantage over his Mercedes rival with five races remaining, and it's all to play for as the teams head to the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez for the first time since 2019.

RacingNews365.com will be on hand to cover all of the action and you can find our live blog to follow every second of the Mexico City Grand Prix.

We will have exclusive interviews, news and analysis throughout the entire weekend in Mexico City.

When is the 2021 Mexican GP?*

It's a standard weekend of action at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, where the Grand Prix is set to take place over 71 laps on Sunday afternoon.

Friday sees the usual practice schedule of two 60-minute sessions. FP1 will take place on Friday at 17:30 UK time, with FP2 following at 21:00.

Heading into Saturday, there is another hour of practice with FP3 at 17:00 before qualifying at 20:00, when the all-important pole position will be up for grabs. This will determine the grid for Sunday's Mexican Grand Prix, which takes place at 19:00.

*Add one hour for CET times

2021 F1 Mexican GP time schedule

Date Event Time (BST) Time (Local)
Friday 5 November Practice 1 17:30 - 18:30 11:30 - 12:30
Friday 5 November Practice 2 21:00 - 22:00 15:00 - 16:00
Saturday 6 November Practice 3 17:00 - 18:00 11:00 - 12:00
Saturday 6 November Qualifying 20:00 - 21:00 14:00 - 15:00
Sunday 7 November Race 19:00 - 21:00 (71 laps) 13:00 - 15:00

How can I watch the 2021 Mexican GP?

In the United Kingdom, the Mexican Grand Prix will air live and exclusively on Sky Sports F1. Coverage of the race will begin at 17:30 BST/18:30 CET with the likes of Martin Brundle, Damon Hill, Nico Rosberg, Karun Chandhok and Paul Di Resta at the venue.

Race highlights will be shown on Channel 4 on Sunday evening. The programme airs at midnight with commentary from Alex Jacques and David Coulthard.

It will also be available to watch on the All 4 on demand service. Details of various broadcasters across different locations can be found below.

Where to watch the 2021 Mexican GP

Country Broadcaster
UK and Ireland Sky Sports F1/Channel 4 (Highlights)
United States ESPN 2/3/News, ABC
Canada TSN/RDS
India Star Sports Select 2/Hotstar (Online)
Australia Fox Sports
South Africa Supersport

F1 TV

Another way to view the Mexican Grand Prix is through F1 TV, F1's own digital streaming platform that helps you get inside the pit lane while accessing real-time statistics and timing, along with historical content.

Users can live stream every track session for every Grand Prix in 2021, along with access to all the onboard cameras and team radios for your favourite drivers. In addition to Formula 1 content, you can also watch F2, F3 and the Porsche Supercup championships.

Click here to find out more.

Can I listen to the Mexican GP on the radio?

There will be live coverage of the 2021 Mexican Grand Prix on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra. Coverage begins at 18:45 BST/19:45 CET.

Commentary will come from Jack Nicholls and former F1 driver Jolyon Palmer.

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