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How to watch the Brazilian Grand Prix

This weekend, Formula 1 heads to the Autódromo José Carlos Pace for the penultimate race of the 2019 season, the Brazilian Grand Prix

On Sunday 17 November, the Formula 1 season heads to the Autódromo José Carlos Pace for the Brazilian Grand Prix – the 20th race of the 2019 Formula 1 season. After this weekend’s event, only the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix remains in what has been a thrilling season. However, the winners have already been crowned.

In a fantastic showdown at the Circuit of the Americas in Texas during the US Grand Prix at the start of November, Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton took an incredible sixth world championship title making him the second most successful F1 driver of all time.

Despite missing out on first place to teammate Valtteri Bottas during the United States Grand Prix, Hamilton scored enough points to make it mathematically impossible for any of his competitors to catch him at the top of the Driver’s Standings. This puts him just one world championship away from matching Michael Schumacher’s record of seven.

Hamilton’s driver win follows Mercedes taking this year’s Constructor’s Championship earlier in the season with an impressive points tally of 612. Even if second-place Ferrari had taken full points in each of the remaining races, it would have still been 82 points behind Toto Wolff’s team. And that was accounting for Mercedes not winning a single point in any of the final races.

As Formula 1 heads to Brazil, Mercedes now has 695 points putting them 70 points behind their record-breaking tally 765, achieved in 2016. With two races left, and both Hamilton and Bottas on form, the team could well break this record.

Even though the winners of this year’s season have been decided, these remaining races will be used to determine the final positions for the rest of the drivers and constructors. These positions are important because they are used to determine how much money each team, and their drivers, receive the following year.

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How and where to watch the Brazilian Grand Prix 2019

The Brazilian Grand Prix takes place from 1-17 November and is broadcast live on Sky Sports Formula One.

Coverage of Practice 1 starts on Friday, 15 November, at 2:00pm.

Coverage of Practice 2 starts on Friday, 15 November, at 6:00pm.

Coverage of Practice 3 starts on Saturday, 16 November, at 3:00pm.

Qualifying is on Saturday, 16 November, at 6:00pm, with build-up coverage starting an hour earlier at 5:00pm. Qualifying highlights will also be available on Channel 4 after the race.

Coverage of The Brazilian Grand Prix starts at 3:30pm on Sunday, 17 November. The race starts at 5:10pm at the Autódromo José Carlos Pace.

How to watch the Brazilian Grand Prix in the UK: Sky Sports

Every full race in the 2019 Formula 1 season, including the Brazilian Grand Prix, is only being broadcast via the 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. 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.

Purchase a Sky Q box

Upgrade to Sky Sports

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.

Get Sky Sports F1

How to live stream the Brazilian 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 Brazilian Grand Prix abroad: use a good VPN service

It’s not possible to watch the Brazilian Grand Prix outside of the UK, even if you’re a Sky subscriber, without a VPN. Your only way around this is to use a good VPN service.

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How to watch the Brazilian Grand Prix 2019: Highlights

After the race has finished, Channel 4 will air race highlights from the Brazilian 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.

Formula 1 on Channel 4