2023 Mexican Grand Prix: Start time, how to watch all the action

The second in a triple-header of races awaits this weekend as the F1 circus heads to Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez. Here is the start time, as well as how to watch, the 2023 Mexican Grand Prix.

The drama continued well past the chequered flag last time out in Austin. Max Verstappen may have taken another in (reaching the milestone of 50 F1 victories) but there was plenty going on behind him.

Lewis Hamilton and Charles Leclerc – who finished P2 and P6 respectively – were disqualified from the US Grand Prix after a post-race inspection of their cars. They had excessive wear on their floor planks, thus handing them the most severe punishment.

As a result, Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz were beneficiaries, rising to second and third to complete the podium (belatedly). Elsewhere, Williams enjoyed a double points finish thanks to the DSQs, with Logan Sargeant earning the first top 10 placing of his F1 career.

Now, Round 20 brings us to Mexico. In recent years, Mexico City has seen a World title clinched by Lewis Hamilton. But of course, this will not be the case in 2023, with Verstappen and Red Bull already triumphant.

That does not mean we cannot have an exciting weekend, though, does it?

Mexican Grand Prix: UK Start time

After two Sprint weekends, the paddock returns to a typical schedule. The Mexican Grand Prix antics start on Friday 27 October with FP1 and FP2, which are at 7:30pm and 11pm UK time.

Following this, Saturday 28 October hosts FP3 at 6:30pm. A little later, Qualifying for the race is at 10pm.

Finally, the Mexican Grand Prix has a start time of 8pm on Sunday 29 October for UK viewers. So, another bit of racing entertainment to see out the weekend for fans based in Britain and Europe.

How can I watch the Mexican GP?

Sky Sports is the broadcaster of Formula 1 racing in Great Britain. Therefore, viewers require a Sky Sports subscription in order to watch the race live. Alternatively, NOW TV offer day passes or a monthly subscription, with which you can get the Sky Sports channels.

The broadcaster’s coverage in Mexico starts on their bespoke channel, Sky Sports F1, for FP1. Meanwhile, FP2 is on both Sky F1 and Sky Sports Main Event.

Saturday follows a similar trend, with FP3 just on the Sky F1 channel, but Qualifying on both streams. The Mexican Grand Prix then enjoys a prime slot on Main Event and the F1-specific channel with build-up from 6:30pm before the 8pm start time.

But if you are happy to not watch live, Channel 4 is showing highlights of the two main Mexican GP sessions on free-to-air TV. Qualifying highlights are at 8:30am on Sunday morning. Unfortunately, though, the Mexican Grand Prix highlights air at 1am into Monday morning.

The high altitude, high-downforce track provides one of the more unique climates for the teams to try and master. Will it offer up the chance for a surprise? Or will Max Verstappen and Red Bull reign supreme yet again? We can only hope for some excitement either way.

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