Mercedes have already wrapped up the 2019 Constructors’ championship. However, there are still a few races left, and a driver’s championship to decide. Lewis Hamilton could win the title at the Mexican Grand Prix 2019 from teammate Valtteri Bottas. This weekend, the drivers and teams will be heading to the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez for the race.
The Mexican Grand Prix was first introduces to the Formula One calendar in 1962. Back then, the circuit was called the Magdalena Mixhuca until 1970. It was only from 1986 onwards, that it was renamed the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez. This was in honour of Ricardo Rodriguez and Pedro Rodriguez, who died at the circuit, prompting its cancellation in 1971 until 1986.
Max Verstappen edges out all his rivals in terms of most wins, with two consecutive ones. Lewis Hamilton is the only other current driver to win, other than former teammate Nico Rosberg. This circuit seems to suit the Red Bulls, with the higher altitude and cooler temperatures. However, for this weekend’s race, a new tricky element is there, the threat of rain in the Mexican Grand Prix 2019 weather forecast.
In fact, to further spice up matters, rain is expected all weekend, with the worst of it coming on Friday. This is because there is supposed to be 82% humidity with temperatures of 21°C. Saturday will see it increase to 23°C with a humidity of 70%, while Sunday’s race will witness temperatures of 25°C and 59% humidity. However, which the showers will be patchy on Friday and Saturday, heavy showers are expected on race day.
The Mexican Grand Prix 2019 race weekend begins with Free Practice 1 on Friday 11th October at 10:00 AM local time and 6:30 AM IST. This will he followed by FP2 at 14:00 PM local time and 10:30 AM IST. On Saturday, FP3 kicks off at 12:00 PM local time and 8:30 AM IST, followed by qualifying at 15:00 PM local and 11:30 AM IST. Finally, on Sunday, the race begins at 14:10 PM local time and 10:40 AM IST.
In the United Kingdom, Sky Sports has the exclusive broadcast rights of the Mexican Grand Prix 2019. However, rival British network, Channel 4, can show the highlights of the qualifying and the race. In the United States, all sessions, right from practice, can be viewed on ESPN2 and ESPNU.
In India, Practice, Qualifying and the Race will be shown on Star Sports Select 2 and Star Sports Select 2 HD. In addition to that, the qualifying session and the race will also be streamed on Hotstar. For the continent of Africa, Supersport will be handling the broadcast of the race.
In Albania, the fans will be using RTSH to watch all the sessions and the race. In Asia and Australia, Fox Sports is the main broadcaster for the Japanese Grand Prix 2019. Austria depends of ORF, Azerbaijan on AZ TV, Belgium will be broadcasting from RTBF.
Brazil has TV Globo, Bulgaria has Nova, Canada has RDS, China depends on CCTV, Cyprus has Cytavision. Croatian viewers can catch the race on Croatia Telekom, while Czech Republic and Slovakian viewers use Sport1, Sport2 and Sport3. Danish fans can watch their hero, Kevin Magnussen on TV3+.
Eurasia depends on Setanta Sports, while Finnish fans can tune in to MTV to watch Kimi Raikkonen and Valtteri Bottas. France will be able to watch the Renault team and Romain Grosjean on TF1 and Canal+. RTL Germany is the official broadcaster for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. ERT shows the race in Greece and M4 in Hungary, Channel 2 sport in Iceland, Eir Sport in Ireland and The Sports Channel in Israel.
Italy has Sky Italia, Japan has Fuji Television Network, Kosovo has Sport Klub, Latin America uses Fox Sports. Channel N24 shows the race in Macedonia, while Mexican fans who cannot watch live, have Channel 9 Televisa to thank.
Now, it has transpired that the Mexican Grand Prix 2019 will be streamed on Twitch. However, this is only limited to six countries on a one-race deal, with all sessions being streamed. The chosen countries are, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Denmark, Norway and Sweden.