2018 F1 Mexican GP: practice, qualifying, race start time, betting odds, TV guide

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Can Britain’s Lewis Hamilton secure the 2018 F1 title in Mexico City?

The 2018 F1 Mexican Grand Prix will be held at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City

2018 Formula 1 Mexican Grand Prix

  • What: race 19 on the 2018 F1 calendar
  • When: Sunday 28 October
  • Where: Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, Mexico City
  • Race start time: 7.10pm on Sunday (all times UK)
  • TV channel: live on Sky Sports F1

Mercedes star Lewis Hamilton will have another opportunity of winning the 2018 Formula 1 title this weekend.

After missing out in the United States last Sunday, Hamilton heads to the Mexican Grand Prix knowing that he just needs to finish seventh or higher to secure the 2018 championship.

Even if rival Sebastian Vettel wins the remaining three races in his Ferrari, British driver Hamilton only requires five points from Mexico, Brazil and Abu Dhabi to be sure of a fifth career title.

Mexican GP race guide

  • First grand prix: 1963
  • Number of laps: 71
  • Circuit length: 4.304km
  • Race distance: 305.354km
  • Lap record: 1:18.785 set by Sebastian Vettel in 2017
  • 2017 podium: 1st Max Verstappen (Red Bull); 2nd Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes); 3rd Kimi Räikkönen (Ferrari)

When are the practice sessions?

There will be three free practice (FP) sessions in Mexico. On Friday 26 October FP1 starts at 4pm and FP2 is at 8pm. FP3 is at 4pm on Saturday 27 October.

When is qualifying?

Mexican GP qualifying will take place on Saturday at 7pm.

What time does the race start?

The 2018 Mexican GP starts at 7.10pm on Sunday 28 October.

Mexican GP TV guide

Sky Sports F1 will broadcast live from Mexico City while Channel 4 will show highlights of qualifying and the race.

Sky Sports F1’s Mexican GP schedule
Thursday 25 October

  • 5pm: Drivers’ Press Conference live

Friday 26 October

  • 3.45pm: practice one build-up
  • 4pm: practice one live
  • 7.45pm: practice two build-up
  • 8pm: practice two live

Saturday 27 October

  • 3.45pm: practice three build-up
  • 4pm: practice three live
  • 6pm: qualifying build-up
  • 7pm: qualifying live
  • 8.30pm: The F1 Show

Sunday 28 October

  • 5.30pm: Pit Lane live
  • 6.30pm: On The Grid live
  • 7.10pm: F1 Mexican Grand Prix live
  • 9.30pm: Paddock Live

Channel 4’s Mexican GP schedule
Saturday 27 October

  • 10pm: qualifying highlights

Sunday 28 October

  • 11pm: race highlights

Mexican GP betting odds

Prices according to Oddschecker, as of 25 October.

To win the Mexican GP

  • Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari): 7/4
  • Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes): 2/1
  • Max Verstappen (Red Bull): 5/1
  • Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari): 10/1
  • Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull): 12/1
  • Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes): 16/1

 

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