F1: Mexico City Grand Prix race start time UK, grid positions and how can I watch on TV today?

F1: Mexico City Grand Prix race start time UK, grid positions and how can I watch on TV today?

The second half of a double-header rounds off Formula One’s time in North America this season with today’s Mexico City Grand Prix.

It may have been a familiar result in Austin last weekend but there was plenty of entertainment to be had as Max Verstappen claimed his 13th victory of 2022, wrapping up Red Bull’s Constructors’ Championship in the process.

Lewis Hamilton’s second-place finish and a decent showing from Ferrari, including Carlos Sainz snatching pole position before being booted off by George Russell on the first lap, should mean plenty of competition at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez.

However, Verstappen has won three of the last four in the Mexican altitude and will be favourite to do so again.


When is the Mexico City Grand Prix?

The F1 Mexico City Grand Prix takes place today, Sunday, October 30, 2022.

What time is the Mexico City Grand Prix?

The weekend schedule began with first practice, which was topped by Carlos Sainz, with FP2 largely focused on testing next year’s Pirelli tyres.

Saturday featured final practice at 6pm, which George Russell topped, and a 9pm qualifying session which saw Russell just lose out to Verstappen.

The 71-lap race takes place at 8pm BST today.


How can I watch the Mexico City Grand Prix?

TV channel: In the UK, the race will be shown live on Sky Sports F1 and Sky Sports Main Event. Coverage of Grand Prix Sunday starts at 6.30pm on F1 before the race begins at 8pm BST.

Free highlights will be available to watch on Channel 4 at 1.05am.

Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers can also stream the race action live online via the SkyGo app.

LIVE blog: You can also follow the race as it happens with Standard Sport’s live blog.

Who is on pole position for the Mexico City Grand Prix?

Max Verstappen claimed pole position for Sunday’s Mexican Grand Prix after beating George Russell and Lewis Hamilton to top spot.

A day after his Red Bull team were fined £6million for breaching Formula One’s financial rules, Verstappen delivered a superb lap in the breathless Mexico City air to take the qualifying spoils.

Russell finished second, 0.304 seconds behind Verstappen, with Hamilton, 0.309secs further back.

Mexico Grand Prix grid positions in full

1. Max Verstappen, Netherlands, 1 minute, 17.775 seconds.

2. George Russell, Great Britain, 1:18.079.

3. Lewis Hamilton, Great Britain, 1:18.084.

4. Sergio Perez, Mexico, 1:18.128.

5. Carlos Sainz Jr, Spain, 1:18.351.

6. Valtteri Bottas, Finland, 1:18.401.

7. Charles Leclerc, Monaco, 1:18.555.

8. Lando Norris, Great Britain, 1:18.721.

9. Fernando Alonso, Spain, 1:18.939.

10. Esteban Ocon, France, 1:19.010.

Eliminated after second session

11. Daniel Ricciardo, Australia, 1:19.325.

12. Guanyu Zhou, China, 1:19.476.

13. Yuki Tsunoda, Japan, 1:19.589.

14. Pierre Gasly, France, 1:19.672.

15. Kevin Magnussen, Denmark, 1:19.833.

Eliminated after first session

16. Mick Schumacher, Germany, 1:20.419.

17. Sebastian Vettel, Germany, 1:20.419.

18. Lance Stroll, Canada, 1:20.520.

19. Alexander Albon, Thailand, 1:20.859.

20. Nicholas Latifi, Canada, 1:21.167.