The Mexican Grand Prix takes place at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez circuit from 25-27 October
On Sunday 27 October, Formula 1 takes to the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez circuit for the Mexican Grand Prix in the 18th race of the season.
Following Valtteri Bottas’ victory in the Japanese Grand Prix, and his teammate Lewis Hamilton’s third-place podium spot, Mercedes has already secured its sixth Constructor’s Championship title despite there being four races remaining in the 2019 season. Bottas and Hamilton were split on the podium at the Suzuka Circuit by Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel.
Last year’s Mexican Grand Prix was momentous for Mercedes because it was the race that cemented Lewis Hamilton as the joint-second most successful driver of all time. Going into the race top of the Driver’s Championship ahead of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, Hamilton needed to take at least seventh place to secure his fifth F1 World Championship. He finished in fourth.
It meant the then-33-year-old became only the third man in history to win five world titles, matching the achievements of Juan Manuel Fangio. However, Lewis Hamilton needs to win a further three championships to beat the all-time record holder, Michael Schumacher. One he’ll be hoping to chalk off over the remaining four races of this season.
It was a particularly difficult race for Hamilton in 2018, due to a series of tyre faults, and he’ll be hoping to avoid such issues this year during the 71-lap, 4.304-kilometre race. Especially because his teammate Valtteri Bottas can technically catch up with him in the driver’s standings and is going to the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez circuit on form, fresh from his Japanese victory.
The circuit gets its name from racing drivers and brothers, Ricardo and Pedro Rodríguez, who both lost their lives a the site. Ricardo Rodríguez died in practice for the 1962 Mexican Grand Prix. His brother Pedro died nine years later.
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How and where to watch the Mexican Grand Prix 2019
The Mexican Grand Prix takes place from 25-27 October and is broadcast live on Sky Sports Formula One.
Coverage of Practice 1 starts on Friday, 25 October, at 4:00pm.
Coverage of Practice 2 starts on Friday, 25 October, at 8:00pm.
Coverage of Practice 3 starts on Saturday, 26 October, at 4:00pm.
Qualifying is on Saturday, 26 October, at 7:00pm, with build-up coverage starting an hour earlier at 6:00pm. Qualifying highlights will also be available on Channel 4 after the race.
Coverage of The Mexican Grand Prix starts at 6:10pm on Sunday, 27 October. The race starts at 7:10pm at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez circuit in Mexico City.
How to watch the Mexican Grand Prix in the UK: Sky Sports
Sky Sports owns the rights for every full race in the 2019 Formula 1 season, including the Mexican Grand Prix, and will be broadcasting it via its Sky Sports F1 channel.
For new customers, a Sky Q box with Sky Sports Channels, costs £23 a month for 18 months, plus a £20 installation fee for the Sky Q box. Existing Sky TV customers can subscribe to the channel for £23 a month.
The Sky Q package comes with more than 300 Sky TV channels and the option to stream Sky Sports in Ultra HD on compatible TVs. Sky Q also lets F1 viewers watch in split-screen mode.
If you just want to watch Formula 1 and aren’t interested in other sports, you can buy just the Sky Sports F1 channel for £18 a month on top of your £22/mth Sky TV package. This upgrade price is for new and existing customers.
How to live stream the Mexican Grand Prix: Now TV Sports Pass
If you don’t want to sign up for Sky Q, we recommend a Now TV Sky Sports Pass instead and there are three Sky Sports passes available:
- Sky Sports Day Pass for £9.99
- Sky Sports Week Pass for £14.99
- Sky Sports Month Pass for £33.99
Read more about Sky Now TV’s range of passes here.
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How to watch the Mexican Grand Prix 2019: Highlights
After the race has finished, Channel 4 will air race highlights from the Mexican Grand Prix via the All 4 player on your laptop, mobile or other devices, or through the All 4 app on your TV. It will also put highlights on its main scheduling guide.