What time does the race start, what TV channel is it on and what are the odds?

Max Verstappen of the Netherlands driving the (33) Red Bull Racing RB16B Honda driving Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain driving the (44) Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W12 and the rest of the field at the start during the F1 Mexican Grand Prix at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez on November 07, 2021 in Mexico City, Mexico – Peter Fox / Getty Images

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Max Verstappen’s victory in the United States Grand Prix last week means he has equaled the record for the most wins by a driver in a single Formula 1 season. With three rounds to go and having won seven rounds in the past eight, it would be a shock if it didn’t break the record.

The Mexico City Grand Prix completes the second part of a North American F1 double-header as we approach the end of the 2022 season.

When is it?

The 2022 Mexico City Grand Prix (or the Mexican Grand Prix, if you like) will run from Friday 28 October to Sunday 30 October.

What time does it start?

Recall that in the UK the clocks go back one hour on Sunday morning, so BST (Friday and Saturday) is changed for GMT.

Friday 28 October:
First practice – 19:00 BST
Second practice – 10pm

Saturday 29 October:
Third practice – 18:00
Qualifying – 21:00

Sunday 30 October:
Mexico City Grand Prix: 20:00 GMT

What TV channel is it on?

Sky Sports F1 has almost exclusive live coverage rights in the UK this year and indeed the next ones with their usual excellent squad.

Sky’s qualifying program begins at 8pm on Saturday with coverage of the match at 6.30pm on Sunday.

Channel 4 has also extended coverage of this year’s highlights, with their qualifying schedule starting at 12:30 on Sunday and the match highlights schedule at 01:05 on Monday morning.

What do we know about the Hermanos Rodriguez racetrack?

  • Circuit length: 4,304 km

  • First Grand Prix: 1963

  • Laps: 71

  • Race distance: 305,354 km

  • Race lap record: 17.17.774 (Valtteri Bottas, 2021)

  • Winner 2021: Max Verstappen, Red Bull

  • Number of corners: 17

  • Possibility of overtaking: At the end of the long pit straight there is the best opportunity, as it is one of the largest braking zones on the circuit. If not, even entering tight turn four presents an opportunity. However, the middle and end of the loop are quite narrow and winding and following closely is difficult. The transition is, of course, even more difficult.

What are the latest odds?

  • Max Verstappen 4/7

  • Charles Leclerc 9/2

  • Sergio Perez 9/2

  • Lewis Hamilton 12/1

  • Carlos Sainz 12/1

  • Giorgio Russel 25/1

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