Mexican Grand Prix race start time and TV channel information

Lewis Hamilton is bidding to be crowned Formula 1 world champion for a fifth time this weekend.

Only a disastrous weekend will deny him the chance to become the third man in history to reach the famous feat, matching the achievements of Michael Schumacher and Juan Manuel Fangio.

It’s quite a simple scenario for Hamilton – finish in the top seven of the Grand Prix and his Mercedes-coloured bows will be tied alongside the world championship trophy.

There will, however, be competition from Sebastian Vettel, who will be looking to do all he can to keep the title race rolling into the unlikely final echelons of the season.

Here is all the key information you need to know ahead of the race.

When does the race start?

The Formula 1 Grand Prix of Mexico takes place on Sunday, October 28.

For the second weekend in a row, British fans can catch all the action in the evening.

Lights go out at 7:10pm UK time, which is the joint-latest start time for a Formula 1 Grand Prix during this season – tied with last week’s United States race.

When is practice and qualifying?

Timings are not too dissimilar to how they were one week ago in Texas for the United States race.

Free practice one is at at 4pm on Friday, with the second session coming four hours later at 8pm.

The third free practice session comes at 4pm on Saturday, with qualifying three hours later at 7pm, where the grid for the race will be determined.

How do I watch on TV?

Viewers in the UK only have one option for coverage this weekend.

Only Sky Sports will be showing the action this weekend, with it all on their Sky Sports F1 channel.

The main race will also feature on Sky Sports Main Event.

Channel 4 only have the rights to a select few races this season and this Grand Prix is not on their remit, so there will be no Freeview coverage.

Key race information and stats

Courtesy of GentingBet.

Can it be live streamed?

If you are in the UK, Sky Sports subscribers will have the ability to do so.

Subscribers to Sky Sports can view the action on their Sky Go app, while those without can log onto the Channel 4 website and click ‘watch live’ and see all the action there.

How can Hamilton win the title?

It’s a lot more simple for Hamilton this year.

Quite simply: finish in the top seven and he is world champion for the fifth time.

What are the odds? (Courtesy of GentingBet)

Race Winner

Sebastian Vettel – 8/5

Lewis Hamilton – 9/5

Max Verstappen – 7/2

Kimi Raikkonen – 10/1

Daniel Ricciardo – 11/1

Valtteri Bottas – 16/1

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