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Mexican Grand Prix Schedule: When Is the Next F1 Race After US GP?

Published 10/25/2021, 7:15 AM EDT

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After an action-packed race weekend concluded at the United States Grand Prix, the F1 paddock will head towards Mexico City for the Mexican Grand Prix in two weeks’ time. Just like the US Grand Prix, Mexico was removed from last year’s racing calendar because of the pandemic.

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The Mexican GP is scheduled between November 5 and November 7, 2021, and will take place at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez motorsport race track. It is a 4.304 kilometers or 2.674 miles-long circuit and there will be a total of 71 laps.

The Mexican GP will follow the regular race format, starting with FP 1 and FP2 sessions on Friday, November 5. On Saturday, the FP3 will be followed by a qualifying session, and ultimately the weekend will conclude with the main race on November 7.


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Where and when tune in for the Mexican Grand Prix

In the United Kingdom, the live coverage of the Mexican Grand Prix will commence on November 5, Friday, at 5:30 PM BST, and it will be broadcast on Sky Sports F1. Meanwhile, non-Sky subscribers have to rely on highlights from free-to-air broadcaster Channel 4.

In the United States, the Mexican GP will be broadcast on ESPN and the live coverage will begin on November 5, Saturday at 12:30 PM ET. Meanwhile, fans tuning in from the US can watch the highlights on the official channel of Formula 1 on YouTube. Fans can also watch every action from Texas if they have an F1 TV Pro subscription.


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Friday – November 5

  • Free Practice 1: 11:30-12:30 PM local time/ 5:30-6:30 AM BST/ 12:30 -1:30 PM ET
  • Free Practice 2: 3:00-4:00 PM local time/ 9:00-10:00 PM BST/ 4:00-5:00 PM ET

Saturday  – November 6

  • Free Practice 3: 11:00-12:00 AM local time / 5:00-6:00 PM BST/ 12:00-1:00 PM ET
  • Qualifying: 2:00-3:00 PM local time/ 8:00-9:00 PM BST/ 3:00-4:00 PM ET

Sunday – November 7

  • Main Race: 1:00 PM tlocal time/ 7:00 PM BST/ 2:00 PM ET

Lewis Hamilton will look for a comeback at the Mexican GP

Lewis Hamilton, who took the lead at the start of the US GP after getting a better getaway than pole-sitter, Max Verstappen, lost it after a successful undercut strategy by Red Bull. And despite being on fresher tires at the closing stages of the race, Hamilton failed to overtake his title rival and crossed the checkered flag just 1.3 seconds before the Dutchman.


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The Mercedes driver will look for a comeback at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez. However, it will be an arduous task for the reigning champion, as Red Bull and Max Verstappen usually perform well at the Mexican GP.

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Currently, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen leads the drivers’ championship, just 12 points ahead of his arch-rival, Lewis Hamilton.


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Pingaksh Sharma


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Pingaksh Sharma is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. He has been following this sport since India hosted the Grand Prix in 2012 and has been an ardent supporter of the eventual race winner, Sebastian Vettel. He is also a fan of Max Verstappen and Red Bull, and hopes the former breaks Lewis Hamilton's dominance.
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