The Brazilian Grand Prix is the second to last race in the Formula One racing season. Though it is newer than some of the other races, this race has been on the schedule consistently since it’s opening. The location of this race has stayed constant and is run at the Autódromo José Carlos Pace in São Paulo, Brazil. This year, the race will be held on the 11th of November at 15:10 local time (BST-4). As always, there are many choices in watching the race. If you are in the US, the race will be covered online at ESPN2 providing you have access. If you are not in the US or do not have access to a good option, you could use a VPN.
The Autódromo José Carlos Pace circuit was opened in 1940 as Interlagos. However, track owners changed the name to the Autódromo José Carlos Pace circuit to honor the Brazilian driver killed in a plane crash in 1977. In the current configuration, the track is 2.677 miles (4.309 km). It contains 15 turns. The track is fast because of several long straightaways.
If you follow Formula One racing, you are well aware of the two Mercedes teammates, Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton. Since Hamilton has raced longer, he is at the top of his game. Bottas has quite a bit of potential, but he definitely needs the support offered by Hamilton and the team. Have a look at the past races this season.
|1||Bahrain Grand Prix||28 March||Sakhir||Hamilton|
|2||Emilia Romagna Grand Prix||18 April||Imola||Verstappen|
|3||Portuguese Grand Prix||2 May||Portimão||Hamilton|
|4||Spanish Grand Prix||9 May||Montmeló||Hamilton|
|5||Monaco Grand Prix||23 May||Monte Carlo||Verstappen|
|6||Azerbaijan Grand Prix||6 June||Baku||Pérez|
|7||French Grand Prix||20 June||Le Castellet||Verstappen|
|8||Styrian Grand Prix||27 June||Spielberg||Verstappen|
|9||Austrian Grand Prix||4 July||Spielberg||Verstappen|
|10||British Grand Prix||18 July||Silverstone||Hamilton|
|11||Hungarian Grand Prix||1 August||Mogyoród|
|12||Belgian Grand Prix||29 August||Stavelot|
|13||Dutch Grand Prix||5 September||Zandvoort|
|14||Italian Grand Prix||12 September||Monza|
|15||Russian Grand Prix||26 September||Sochi|
|16||Turkish Grand Prix||3 October||Istanbul|
|17||Japanese Grand Prix||10 October||Suzuka|
|18||United States Grand Prix||24 October||Austin, Texas|
|19||Mexico City Grand Prix||31 October||Mexico City|
|20||São Paulo Grand Prix||7 November||São Paulo|
|21||Australian Grand Prix||21 November||Melbourne|
|22||Saudi Arabian Grand Prix||5 December||Jeddah|
|23||Abu Dhabi Grand Prix||12 December||Abu Dhabi|
With the strength of this year’s field of competitors, it is not a surprise that the competition is heating up. Victories have mostly been given to one of the top four competitors all year. Given the support teams of the competitors, it is not hard to see why.
One driver you may want to keep an eye on is the 2017 course champion, Max Verstappen. He has a lot of potential and is still one of the youngest drivers in Formula 1. It is great to watch him race and see how well he does against the other competitors. You may expect to see him come alive in the next several years to come.
As we mentioned, there are a few channels that you may watch the race on. Let’s take a look at them:
|Croatia||MAXtv To Go||Yes||Croatian|
|Japan||Fuji TV Next||Yes||Japanese|
|Spain||Antena 3 / Esport 3||Yes||Spanish|
|United Kingdom||Channel 4 (replays)||No||English|
|United States||ESPN Play||Yes||English|
If you already have access to one of the channels above then you’re all set. Just remember to use a VPN if you plan to be outside the country on the day of the race. Channel 4 is our favorite choice to watch Formula 1 races because they include wonderful features. They will actually be televising the race live, and you will be able to watch online if you have access. They certainly know their racing, and they are taking over from BBC. Their coverage goes above and beyond the normal range. As we continue to see Mercedes break all sorts of records with these teammates, there is a certain art to streaming races. More streaming services open up every day, so it is important to find the best coverage for your goals.
Enjoy all the excitement of the 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix, and watch your favorite competitors duke it out for another round of racing excellence. If you will share this post with your friends, they can enjoy the Formula 1 season from anywhere with you. Make sure to follow us @VPNFan for the latest deals and guides.