Formula One

Mexico GP Start Time, How to Watch & More

It’s time for the Mexico Grand Prix! And you definitely don’t want to miss out on this incredible race as we near the end of the Formula One 2022 season. So we’ll be breaking down the Mexican GP schedule, when to watch it, how to watch it and more. Let’s get this fiesta started! 

Mexico GP Cars

Mexico Grand Prix Start Time UK and Schedule 

Mexico City Grand Prix date: 

The race will take place on Sunday 30th October 2022.  

Mexico City Grand Prix start time: 

The race begins at 8PM UK time on Sunday 30th October 2022.

Below is a more detailed breakdown of the Mexico Grand Prix 2022 schedule, as well as the Mexico Grand Prix start time UK. 

Mexico GP 2022 Schedule

Friday, October 28British Summer Time
First Practice Session19:00 – 20:00
Second Practice Session22:00 – 23:00
Saturday, October 29British Summer Time
Third Practice Session18:00 – 19:00 
Qualifying Session21:00 – 22:00
Sunday, October 30British Summer Time
Mexico Grand Prix 202220:00 – 22:00 

How can I watch the Mexican GP?

If you’re in the UK, you can watch the Mexico Grand Prix on Sky Sports, and you can catch the highlights on Channel 4, a few hours after the race has finished. You can also stream the race through NOW. Remember that the Mexico Grand Prix start time UK will be six hours ahead of the Mexican local time! 

If you’re in the US, you can watch the race for free through ESPN.

Here’s the full breakdown for where you can watch the US Grand Prix on TV & Stream:

Television channels:

TV channelLocation
Sky Sports F1UK
Fox SportsAustralia

Streaming services:

Streaming ServiceLocation
NOW TV / Sky Go AppUK
TSN directCanada

About the Mexico Grand Prix

Mexico Track

The Mexican Grand Prix first appeared on the Formula One calendar in 1963, thanks in part to the Rodriguez brothers. The 4.304km Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez track, where the race is still held today, is now named after them.

The track itself was approved to be built by Mexican resident Adolfo Lopez Mateo. The idea of building a race track was proposed by the president’s advisor, who was actually the father of Mexico’s most famous racing brothers, Ricardo and Pedro Rodriguez. He suggested that a racing circuit be built in Mexico City’s Magdalena Mixiuhca sports park using existing internal roads. The president loved the suggestion, and the track was built in less than a year.

The track still mainly follows the outline of the original 1959 circuit. But one of the main differences is that the scary yet spectacular Peralta corner has been cut in half. The circuit now winds through the old Foro Sol baseball stadium, which is definitely unique!

Altitude and weather 

The altitude is what sets apart the Autódromo Hermanos Rodrguez from other F1 circuits. It’s the highest-altitude track, which makes a big difference in the difficulty of racing. That’s because air pressure decreases with altitude, and many components in a Formula One car rely on it to function. Lower air pressure means less air, which means reduced performance from the car. And each generation of car has its own set of problems.

The main problems that will occur this weekend will be in the car’s engine performance, cooling and downforce. However, the altitude will also impact drivers and team personnel, as breathing in Mexico City that high up can be difficult. This is also why we can expect to see fewer people heading out in the evening to run the track than usual. 

Mexico GP stats: 

Here are some interesting stats about the Mexican track: 

First Mexico Grand Prix: 1963

Last Mexico Grand Prix: 2021 

Circuit length: 4.304km 

Number of laps: 71

Race distance: 305.354km

Lap record: Bottas, 2018 (1:18.741) 

Most wins (driver): 

Jim Clark – 2 

 Nigel Mansell – 2 

 Alain Prost – 2 

 Max Verstappen – 2 

 Lewis Hamilton – 2 

Most wins (constructor): 

Lotus – 3 

 McLaren – 3 

 Williams – 3 

 Mercedes – 3 

Mexico offers more than just racing… 

Mexico City is one of the world’s most vibrant cities. As it’s North America’s most populous city, it’s always buzzing! The Mexican Grand Prix is a fantastic opportunity to see sport and culture come together. The Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez is located just to the east of the city, which is an ideal location, with the metro station ready to whizz you downtown at the end of each day’s exhilarating racing action. 

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