When does the Mexican Grand Prix 2021 take place today? F1 race start, UK TV schedule, full grid, and standings

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When does the Mexican Grand Prix 2021 take place today? F1 race start time, UK TV schedule, full grid, and standings

The altitude of Mexico City should allow Red Bull to extend Verstappen’s lead, but they will be wary of missing out in the event of a Mercedes comeback.

When Max Verstappen re-signed with Red Bull last year, he stated unequivocally that his next goal was to compete for the world championship.

It took a year longer than he had hoped, but he is finally there.

And it’ll most likely come down to the wire.

The season will come to a close with a frenzied run of five races in six weeks, the first two of which will take place in the Western Hemisphere before the Formula One circus heads to the desert for a month, stopping in Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Abu Dhabi.

Because F1 has never raced in two of the Middle Eastern circuits – Losail and Jeddah – it’s difficult to say who has the upper hand.

After a surprise one-two for Mercedes in qualifying, championship leader Max Verstappen will start third at the Mexican Grand Prix.

Red Bull’s Verstappen dominated the practice sessions and was initially over a half-second ahead, but Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton stunned even themselves with their qualifying pace in the second half.

The Mercedes one-two sets up an exciting start to the first of the four remaining races, as Hamilton attempts to close the 12-point gap between himself and Verstappen at the top of the drivers’ standings.

The same cannot be said for Mexico, where the current grid has been competing since 2015 – but even there, Red Bull has upset the applecart enough this year to make even the most confident F1 strategist nervous.

Nonetheless, Mercedes is expected to have the upper hand in the desert, so Verstappen, who leads the world championship by 12 points, will want to establish as large a lead as possible before the entire circus heads west.

The circuit in Mexico is unusual.

Mercedes and Red Bull have split the victories since F1 returned to the country after a 23-year absence, with the Silver Arrows taking three to Red Bull’s two, though Lewis Hamilton’s 2019 victory would not have been possible if.

News summary from Infosurhoy in the United Kingdom.

When does the Mexican Grand Prix 2021 take place today? F1 race start, UK TV schedule, complete grid, and standings

What time is the Mexican Grand Prix 2021 today? F1 race start, UK TV schedule, grid in full and standings

Starting grid: Mercedes seal surprise 1-2

Championship leader Max Verstappen will start third at the Mexican Grand Prix after Mercedes secured a surprise one-two in qualifying.

Red Bull’s Verstappen had bossed the practice sessions and was initially over half a second clear, but Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton shocked even themselves with their pace in the second part of qualifying.

The Mercedes one-two sets up an exciting start to the first of the four remaining races as Hamilton looks to close the 12-point gap to Verstappen at the top of the drivers’ championship.

  • 1. Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)
  • 2. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
  • 3. Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
  • 4. Sergio Perez (Red Bull)
  • 5. Pierre Gasly (AlphaTauri)
  • 6. Carlos Sainz Jr (Ferrari)
  • 7. Daniel Ricciardo (McLaren)
  • 8. Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)
  • 9. Sebastian Vettel (Aston Martin)
  • 10. Kimi Raikkonen (Alfa Romeo)
  • 11. Antonio Giovinazzi (Alfa Romeo)
  • 12. Fernando Alonso (Alpine)
  • 13. Nicholas Lafiti (Williams)
  • 14. Mick Schumacher (Haas)
  • 15. Nikita Mazepin (Haas)
  • 16. George Russell (Williams)
  • 17. Yuki Tsunoda (AlphaTauri)
  • 18. Lando Norris (McLaren)
  • 19. Esteban Ocon (Alpine)
  • 20. Lance Stroll (Aston Martin)

How to watch Mexican Grand Prix 2021

  • Friday 5 November:FP1, 5.30pm-6.30pm (live on Sky Sports F1 from 5pm); FP2, 9pm-10pm (live on Sky Sports F1 from 8.45pm)
  • Saturday 6 November: FP3, 5pm-6pm (live on Sky Sports F1 from 4.45pm); qualifying, 8pm (live on Sky Sports F1 from 7pm, Main Event from 7.30pm)
  • Sunday 7 November: Mexican Grand Prix, 7pm (live on Sky Sports F1 from 5.30pm, Main Event from 6.55pm)

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