How to watch Mexican Formula 1 Grand Prix live and free in Australia
Flying Dutchman Max Verstappen can tighten his grip on the world championship with a win in this weekend's Mexican GP.
Red Bull ace Max Verstappen has had all the answers over championship rival Lewis Hamilton recently and will be well aware of what a win in Mexico will mean for his world title ambitions.
Verstappen leads Hamilton by 12 points with 5 races remaining on the 2021 calendar, stretching his tight lead over 7-time drivers' champion Hamilton with a win in the US Grand Prix in Austin a fortnight ago.
The racing has been enthralling all season and Mexico should be no different. Here's how you can catch the action.
When is F1 Mexico?
This grand prix schedule is being held from 6–8 November. The race gets underway at 6am AEDT on Monday 8 November.
How to watch Mexican Grand Prix
Can I watch the Mexican Grand Prix on free-to-air TV?
No. Channel 10 is showing 1-hour highlights programs on Monday nights for some of this year's races, including the Mexican GP. They will be shown on 10 Bold and 10 play, this week at 10:30pm AEDT. There is no live race coverage on free-to-air TV in 2021.
Stream F1 Mexico on Kayo Sports
While the Mexican GP practice and qualifying sessions are part of Kayo Freebies, the main race itself requires a subscription. Kayo Sports is the home of motorsport for Australians. It has every F1 and V8 Supercar race, as well as IndyCar and MotoGP.
If you are yet to try it out, Kayo has a 14-day free trial for new customers. Following the trial period, a Basic subscription will cost you $25 a month and gives you access to 2 screens or devices. You can also opt for a Premium option for $35 a month that gives you an additional screen or device. You can cancel your subscription at any time.
Kayo has a range of awesome special features, including some specifically tailored to motorsport. RaceView allows fans to watch 4 feeds on 1 screen. HeliCam, Race Centre, Pit Lane and driver cameras are also among the features. All up Kayo has access to more than 50 sports. We have a full review of the service.
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Who will win F1 Mexico?
Once again, it looks like a race between Hamilton and Verstappen, who have shared the honours across the last 4 Mexican GPs. Hamilton won the last meeting here in 2019 after back-to-back Verstappen wins in 2017 and 2018 which came after Hamilton won the race in 2016. The 2020 edition was cancelled due to the pandemic.
The drivers' championship remains on a knife edge, as it has all season, and it would be no surprise to see Hamilton claw back some or all of Verstappen's 12-point lead here. The British great needs to at some point very soon, otherwise this championship will slip from his grasp.
Verstappen's Red Bull has looked for much of the second half of this year to have the pace over Hamilton's Mercedes. Because of that, we'll stick with the Dutchman who we think will head into the next GP – Brazil a week from now – with a title on his mind.
Image source: Kayo Sports website