What channel is Formula 1 on today? TV schedule, start time for 2021 Mexican Grand Prix

Viva México. 

Believe it or not, just five races are left in the 2021 Formula 1 season, and a classic battle is in the making between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton. Verstappen picked up a W at the United States GP and heads south of the border with just a 10 point lead

As we’ve seen in races past, a lot can go wrong in a race, or two, or several, so Verstappen’s lead isn’t exactly safe, especially with some wonky tracks ahead. Still, the Red Bull driver is well-positioned to take the trophy this year.

But Mercedes still leads in the constructor’s title, which should be of some consolation. Just some, though.

Here’s what you need to know about this weekend’s F1 race:

What channel is the F1 race on today?

The ESPN family of networks will broadcast all 2021 F1 races in the United States using Sky Sports’ feed, with selected races heading to ABC later in the season.

ESPN Deportes serves as the exclusive Spanish-language home for all 2021 F1 races in the U.S.

What time does the F1 race start today?

The 2 p.m. ET start time for Sunday’s race means the 2021 Mexico City Grand Prix will start at 1 p.m. local time. Lights out will likely take place just after 2 p.m. ET. ESPN’s prerace show usually airs in the hour before the start of the race.

Below is the complete TV schedule for the weekend’s F1 events at the Mexican Grand Prix. All times are Eastern.

Formula 1 live stream for Mexican Grand Prix

For those who don’t have a cable or satellite subscription, there are five major OTT TV streaming options that carry ESPN — fuboTV, Sling, Hulu, YouTubeTV and AT&T Now. Of the five, Hulu, fuboTV and YouTubeTV offer free-trial options.

Below are links to each.

For those who do have a cable or satellite subscription but are not in front of a TV, Formula 1 races in 2021 can be streamed live via phones, tablets and other devices on the ESPN app with authentication.

Formula 1 schedule 2021

In all, there are 23 scheduled races in the 2021 F1 season, with the Portuguese Grand Prix sliding onto the docket the first week in March. The originally scheduled Vietnam Grand Prix was removed after the arrest of Nguyen Duc Chung, while the Chinese Grand Prix is up in the air. It was originally scheduled for April 11 but will likely not take place this season.

All races will be broadcast in the U.S. on the ESPN family of networks, with the United States Grand Prix and Mexico City Grand Prix both airing on ABC. The Singapore Grand Prix was also removed from the schedule, with the Turkish Grand Prix returning to the schedule in its stead.

Please note: The on-the-hour start times do not include the broadcast start time, which is typically five minutes before the start of the race. Times do not include ESPN’s customary prerace shows.

Here’s the latest schedule:

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