Formula One

F1 race and TV schedule for the 2023 Mexican GP – When and where to watch this weekend’s Grand Prix

The Mexican fans will fill the grandstands again for the Mexican GP.
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Formula 1 teams and drivers will be competing for a second weekend in a row, as they travel to the high attitude of Mexico City and the Circuito Hermanos Rodriguez, where the reduced air density always makes for an intriguing weekend.

Mexican GP Preview

The eighteenth race of the season concluded with the fourteenth victory of 2023 for Max Verstappen. The Dutchman is unstoppable and will look to carry that momentum into the final four races. In the other Red Bull, Sergio Perez has been struggling and he will hope to turn things around in front of his home crowd.

McLaren will try to keep its positive momentum going, as Lando Norris has been on the podium for the past four races and he was joined by his teammate, Oscar Piastri, on two occasions. The Mercedes and Ferrari drivers will also hope to join the action, as their teams fight for second in the constructors’ championship.

Mexican GP Schedule

The Formula 1 paddock is in the midst of a triple-header, after racing in Austin last weekend and before a travelling to Brazil for the next one. This weekend though, it is all about the action at Mexico and the Circuito Hermanos Rodriguez.

It will be a return to normality for the drivers, teams and fans alike, as after two Sprint weekend we are back to the normal structure. Two free practice sessions on Friday will be followed by another one on Saturday, before qualifying takes place. Then, on Sunday, the Grand Prix will take place, in front of packed grandstands again.

Here is a table of the timetable of track action for the F1 drivers during the weekend. All times displayed are in British Summer Time (GMT +1).


Free Practice 1

Friday, October 27th

7:30 PM - 8:35 PM

Free Practice 2

Friday, October 27th

11:00 PM - 12:05 AM

Free Practice 3

Saturday, October 28th

6:30 PM - 7:35 PM


Saturday, October 28th

10:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Grand Prix

Sunday, October 29th

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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Mexican GP Coverage in the United Kingdom

As always, all sessions will be broadcast on Sky Sports F1, with commentary from David Croft, and analysis from Martin Brundle, while Ted Kravitz will be reporting from the pitlane. Simon Lazenby will head the presenting team, with Jenson Button and Karun Chandhok providing analysis. The final member of the team in front of the cameras will be Rachel Brookes, who will be conducting interviews with the drivers.

As usual, Sky Sports F1 will go on-air earlier, bringing reports and features before each session. Coverage will start half an hour before action commences for the practice sessions. For qualifying, an one-hour show will precede the action.

On Sunday the crew will go on air at 6:30 PM, an hour and a half before the lights go out for the eighteenth round of the 2023 season. After the race, analysis and interviews in the post-race show “Live Chequered Flag” will go on until 10:00 AM, before Ted Kravitz hosts his show, “Ted’s Notebook”, for half an hour.

In regards to free-to-air coverage, Channel 4 will show highlights of the race. Lee McKenzie will be presenting the action, with David Coulthard and Lawrence Barretto joining her. Qualifying highlights will be broadcast on Sunday, at 8:25 AM, while the ones from the race will be shown twice on Monday; at 1:00 AM and on repeat at 8:25 AM.

Mexican GP Coverage in the United States

For the American audience, ESPN will use the broadcast of Sky Sports, as usual. The American broadcaster will show the Friday sessions on ESPN2, while on Saturday the action will be on ESPNEWS. On both cases, the broadcasts will go on air five minutes before each session starts.

For the Grand Prix, the flagship channel of the Disney corporation will broadcast the race, which will also be available on ESPN+ and ESPN Deportes. The coverage will start at 2:30 PM ET, with reports and features from the track. The race will re-air on ESPN2 at 8:30 PM ET and on ESPNEWS at 11:00 PM ET.

Mexican GP Coverage in Australia

The fans down-under will also be able to watch the action live, on Foxtel and its streaming service, Kayo. All sessions will be live on Fox Sports 506, with the coverage starting an hour and a half before the lights go out. Replays of the race will be broadcast at various points through the week on the Fox Sports channels.

Mexican GP Coverage for F1 TV

Of course, as always the race will be live on the official streaming service of the championship, F1 TV, as well. Alex Jacques will be on lead commentary and will have Jolyon Palmer and David Coulthard providing comments and analysis on the action. Will Buxton will present the shows, Laura Winter will be conducting interviews and Sam Collins will be offering technical analysis.

The pre-qualifying show will start half an hour before the cars go out on track for the qualifying session. As for the pre-race show, it will go live an hour before the race, with a forty-minute post-race show.

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