After a long absence, the Mexican Grand Prix returned to the 2015 Formula One schedule. Three years later, the latest version of the race will be run at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez on October 28th, 2018 at 13:10 CST (BST-6). After a 23 year hiatus, racers came back to a revised track and new stands. There are numerous options for seeing coverage of this race. If you are in the US, coverage of this race will begin at 12:30 CST and broadcast on ESPN. The race is watchable online, as long as you have a cable or satellite subscription. If you live outside the US or don’t have one of those subscriptions, you would need to use a VPN service.
If you are a younger fan of Formula One, you may not realize the history behind this track. It was designed to have a Monza feel to it and still retains that feel. However, one of the most famous features of this track is called the Peraltada corner. The problem was, the corner had to be reworked because the rules would not allow such a corner to be used any longer. There would have to be a runoff created because it was hard concrete, but that simply could not be done.
Mexicans are normally big fans of Formula One, but having the Mexican F1 driver, Sergio Perez, in the field is sure to draw many more. When the race was run before the hiatus, Perez was only 2 years old. Even with the changes to the track, he will get some time driving in front of the stands. He stated that he is excited to once again go through the stands, and see 20k+ fans screaming and waving the Mexican flag in his honor. Have a look at some of the other races and results this year.
|1||Australian Grand Prix||March 25||1:00am ET||ESPN2||Vettel|
|2||Bahrain Grand Prix||April 8||11:00am ET||ESPN2||Vettel|
|3||Chinese Grand Prix||April 15||2:00am ET||ESPN2||Ricciardo|
|4||Azerbaijan Grand Prix||April 29||8:00am ET||ESPN2||Hamilton|
|5||Spanish Grand Prix||May 13||9:00am ET||ESPN2||Hamilton|
|6||Monaco Grand Prix||May 27||9:00am ET||ESPN2||Ricciardo|
|7||Canadian Grand Prix||June 10||2:00pm ET||ESPN||Vettel|
|8||French Grand Prix||June 24||10:00am ET||ESPN2||Hamilton|
|9||Austrian Grand Prix||July 1||9:00am ET||ESPN2||Verstappen|
|10||British Grand Prix||July 8||9:00am ET||ESPN||Vettel|
|11||German Grand Prix||July 22||9:00am ET||ESPN2||Hamilton|
|12||Hungarian Grand Prix||July 29||9:00am ET||ESPN2||Hamilton|
|13||Belgian Grand Prix||August 26||9:00am ET||ESPN2||Vettel|
|14||Italian Grand Prix||September 2||9:00am ET||ESPN2||Hamilton|
|15||Singapore Grand Prix||September 16||8:00am ET||ESPN2||Hamilton|
|16||Russian Grand Prix||September 30||7:00am ET||ESPN2||Hamilton|
|17||Japanese Grand Prix||October 7||1:00am ET||ESPN2|
|18||United States Grand Prix||October 21||2:00pm ET||ABC|
|19||Mexican Grand Prix||October 28||3:00pm ET||ABC|
|20||Brazilian Grand Prix||November 11||12:00am ET||ESPN2|
|21||Abu Dhabi Grand Prix||November 25||8:00am ET||ESPN2|
Perez is ranked in the top 10 for the points this year, but that will not stop this Guadalajara native from doing his best. He will surely make a strong showing in this race, whether he wins or loses. It is also interesting that Perez comes from a racing family. His brother, Antonio Perez, is the champion of the local NASCAR series. Because part of this track is used for NASCAR, he will be driving on the same roads his brother wins on. That said, Perez will still have to deal with top competitors in this race.
Once again, Lewis Hamilton will likely make quite a showing in the race this year. However, He will have some great competition. One of them is the 2017 course champion, Max Verstappen. Others include Sebastian Vettel, Valtteri Bottas, and others. The big question is who will take the checkered flag and who will win the championship. Tune in to find out.
Getting back to coverage for the race, let’s have a look at channels for watching races this season:
|Croatia||MAXtv To Go||Yes||Croatian|
|Japan||Fuji TV Next||Yes||Japanese|
|Spain||Antena 3 / Esport 3||Yes||Spanish|
|United Kingdom||Channel 4||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 channel to watch the Formula 1 races. That is because they include wonderful coverage. You can’t go wrong with that this one.
As history is being made in Formula One, there is a knack to streaming live races. The key is gaining access to the right channel or service. You will need a VPN to get around any geographic restrictions if you want to watch specific coverage, and since there are more and more services launching great coverage, your possibilities grow by leaps and bounds.
Enjoy all the excitement and the cheering of Sergio Perez, by watching the 2018 Mexican Grand Prix. If you will share this post with your friends, they too can enjoy the Formula 1 season from anywhere in the world. Make sure to follow us @VPNFan for the latest deals and guides.