F1 Mexico City Grand Prix live stream — how to watch the race free online right now

Max Verstappen of Red Bull Racing will look to make history at the Mexico City Grand Prix.
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Race-fans, start your streams: the 2022 F1 Mexico City Grand Prix live stream is here, and Team Mercedes is looking to stop Max Verstappen's historical mission.

You'll be able to watch it play out online, so read on and we'll show you how to watch F1 live streams from anywhere with a VPN (opens in new tab), potentially for FREE.

2022 F1 Mexico City Grand Prix live stream: How to watch live online

The F1 Mexico City Grand Prix live stream is scheduled sto begin at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT / 8 p.m. GMT today (Oct. 30) and 7 a.m AEDT Monday (Oct. 31).
► FREE LIVE STREAM —  ServusTV (opens in new tab) (Austria) or ABC (U.S.)
► U.S. — ESPN via SlingTV (opens in new tab)
► U.K.Sky Sports (opens in new tab) or Now (opens in new tab)
► Watch anywhere — Try ExpressVPN 100% risk free (opens in new tab)

Yes, Max Verstappen has the pole position for this race. This give him even better chances of nabbing his record-setting 14th victory of this season. Max locked up the Driver's title two races ago in Japan, and his Red Bull team clinched the Constructor's title in Austin, the second place for the Drivers is still at hand. 

But right behind him, you've got George Russell at 2 and Lewis Hamilton at 3. That brings us to the another storyline going into this week. Hamilton has still yet to win a race this year, and last week saw him come just shy of the win. Will he find his way this weekend? 

Max's teammate Sergio Perez took fourth in qualifying, and is currently third in the overall standings, and nipping at Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc's (at 7) fender. Only two points separate them. Carlos Sainz is at 5.

And in Mexico City, Perez will have his home crowd in his favor, willing him to the top of the podium (which he made it to last year). But which spot will he get? Last year, he was third in the field, behind Lewis Hamilton (who placed second last week in Austin).

In a bit of late-breaking news today, Fernando Alonso will be reinstated at P7 after Alpine won a review that nullified Haas' protest. Alpine won its point of saying that Haas could have met the 30-minute deadline to lodge a protest.

The Austin race starts at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT / 8 p.m. GMT today (Oct. 31) / 7 a.m AEDT and there are multiple ways to tune in, including some free options. So read on and we'll show you how to watch the F1 Mexico City Grand Prix live stream. 

And don't forget to check out our full 2022 F1 live streams hub for more information including the current standings and the full schedule.

FREE Mexico City Grand Prix live streams

How to watch the 2022 F1 Mexico City Grand Prix live stream for FREE

If you're lucky enough to live in the U.S., Austria or Luxembourg then you can enjoy every second of the F1 Mexico City Grand Prix live stream for FREE.

That's because the free-to-air Servus (opens in new tab) in Austria and RTL Zwee (opens in new tab) in Luxembourg will be showing every session of the Grand Prix, including qualifying and practice. Also, ABC in the U.S. (accessible with one of the best TV antennas) is broadcasting the race as well.

But what if you're usually based in one of those countries but aren't at home for the Mexico City Grand Prix live stream? Maybe you're on holiday and don't want to spend money on pay TV in another country, when you'd usually be able to watch for free at home?

Don't worry — you can watch it via a VPN instead. To take Austria as an option, an Austrian who's currently outside of the country could tune into ORF for Mexico City Grand Prix coverage simply by signing up for a free account then using one of the best VPN services. 

Our favorite VPN service right now is ExpressVPN (opens in new tab), but you'll find others in our best VPN services list.

ExpressVPN (opens in new tab)

Safety, speed and simplicity combine to make ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) our favorite VPN service. It's also compatible with loads of devices and there's a 30-day money-back guarantee if you want to try it out.

Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) is our favorite.

2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance if you're in the U.S. and want to view an Austrian service, you'd select Austria from the list.

3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to ORF or another website and watch the race.

2022 Mexico City Grand Prix live streams around the world

How to watch the F1 Mexico City Grand Prix live stream in the US

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The F1 Mexico City Grand Prix live stream will be on ESPN and ABC, with coverage split across the various ESPN channels over the course of the three days.

ESPN is available through most cable packages as well as cable TV replacement services, including Sling TV, Fubo.TV, YouTube TV and Hulu with Live TV.  

Our pick of these would be Sling TV: the Sling Orange package costs just $35 per month and comes with more than 30 channels including ESPN. Plus, right now Sling is offering 50% off the first month (opens in new tab)

As well as being available through your cable service, you can also stream the action via the ESPN app, or on the Watch section of ESPN's website. However, you'll need to authenticate with your satellite, cable or live TV provider credentials to watch any sessions. 

If you don't want to pay for live ESPN in some fashion or another, your best alternative is F1 TV Pro (opens in new tab). This is F1's own official F1 live stream service, and as with ESPN's own coverage, it uses the feed from Sky Sports F1. 

F1 TV Pro costs $10 per month or $80 for the season, which is much better value considering there are 22 races this year. Plus you also get Formula 2, Formula 3 and Porsche Supercup races, and F1's archive of classic Grands Prix.

And remember, if you're usually based in the U.S. but aren't there at the moment, you can still watch the services you already subscribe to via a VPN such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) — meaning you can view the F1 Mexico City Grand Prix live stream from anywhere in the world. 

Sling TV (opens in new tab)

If you're not already a Sling TV (opens in new tab) subscriber, you'll want Sling Orange in order to watch ESPN. This costs $35/month and includes dozens of other great channels. Sling also currently offers 50% off the first month.

Fubo.TV (opens in new tab)

Love sports? Then check out Fubo.TV (opens in new tab). The channel lineup includes ESPN2 and ABC, plus other top networks including Bravo, FX and MTV. Fubo also has a 7-day free trial.

How to watch the 2022 F1 Mexico City Grand Prix live stream in the UK

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As usual, Sky Sports F1 will show the 2022 Mexico City Grand Prix live stream, and in up to 4K resolution, with the race itself starting at 8 p.m. GMT on Sunday (Oct. 30). 

You'll need to be a Sky Sports (opens in new tab) subscriber to watch it: the Sky Sports F1 channel is available for £18 per month, and there are packages available that give you lots more channels for only a bit extra. 

To follow it in ultra high-definition 4K, you'll need to pay a little more: you'll need a Sky Q set-top box or Sky Glass and a package that includes both Ultra HD and Sky Sports F1. In total, that'd come to at least £45 a month, plus a £20 one-off payment if you're not an existing subscriber.

A far cheaper option is to buy a Now Sports Pass (opens in new tab). This will give you all 11 of the Sky Sports channels for a limited time, with pricing starting at £9.99 for a Day Pass and £33.99 for one month. There's no 4K available here, though.

Again, if you're usually based in the U.K. but are elsewhere at the moment, you can still watch the services you subscribe to by using one of the best VPN services.

How to watch the 2022 F1 Mexico City Grand Prix live stream in Canada

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TSN has the Mexico City Grand Prix live stream in Canada in English, while RDS has coverage in French. F1 TV Pro (opens in new tab) also remains an option for fans. 

All sessions are broadcast on TSN, and if you receive the network through your cable or satellite provider, you can use TSN Go by signing in with your TV service credentials. Cord-cutters will want to check out TSN Direct (opens in new tab), which comes in day- and month-long passes for $8 or $20 CAD, respectively. The TSN app (opens in new tab) will allow you to live stream the race from your phone, streaming box or supported device.

Not actually in Canada at the moment? ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) and other VPN services can help you access the services you already subscribe to.

How to watch the 2022 F1 Mexico City Grand Prix live stream in Australia

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Fox Sports has the rights to the F1 Mexico City Grand Prix live stream in Australia, which means you can watch all the action online via Foxtel (opens in new tab)

Kayo Sports (opens in new tab) is another option. This service offers new subscribers a 7-day free trial, while one-month subscriptions start at $25 — meaning you could sign up now and watch the Mexico City Grand Prix for free.

To use either of these services when you're elsewhere you'll also need one of the best VPN services to follow the action from your home country. We highly recommend ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).

F1 Mexico City Grand Prix — Starting Grid

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POSDriverCar
1Max VerstappenRed Bull
2George RussellMercedes
3Lewis HamiltonMercedes
4Sergio PerezRed Bull
5Carlos SainzFerrari
6Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo
7Charles LeclercFerrari
8Lando NorrisMclaren
9Fernando AlonsoAlpine Renault
10Esteban OconAlpine Renault
11Daniel RicciardoMclaren
12Zhou GuanyuAlfa Romeo
13Yuki TsunodaAlphatauri
14Pierre GaslyAlphatauri
15Mick SchumacherHaas
16Sebastian VettelAston Martin
17Alexander AlbonWilliams
18Nicholas LatifiWilliams
19Kevin MagnussenHaas
20Lance StrollAston Martin

F1 Mexico City Grand Prix schedule

2022 F1 Mexico City Grand Prix live stream: Practice, qualifying and race weekend schedule

Max Verstappen of Red Bull

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The Mexico City Grand Prix weekend is one of the rare GPs that's scheduled for U.S. audiences to be able to watch at a reasonable hour.

Friday, Oct. 28

Practice 1

  • 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. ET
  • 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. PT
  • 7 p.m. – 8 a.m. BST
  • 5 a.m. – 6 a.m. AEDT (Saturday)

Practice 2

  • 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. ET 
  • 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. PT
  • 10 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. BST
  • 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. AEDT

Saturday, Oct. 29

Practice 3

  • 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. ET
  • 10 a.m. – 11 a.m PT
  • 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. BST
  • 4 a.m. – 5 a.m. AEDT (Sunday)

Qualifying

  • 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. ET 
  • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. PT
  • 9 p.m. – 10 p.m. BST
  • 5 a.m. – 6 a.m. AEDT (Sunday)

Sunday, Oct. 31

Mexico City Grand Prix from the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez track

  • 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. ET 
  • 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. PT
  • 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. GMT
  • 5 a.m. – 7 a.m. AEDT (Monday)

F1 2022 car and driver line-ups

Max Verstappen of Red Bull and Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes will go head to head for the F1 title in the F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix live stream

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Team

Driver 1

Driver 2

Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton

George Russell

Alpine

Esteban Ocon

Fernando Alonso

Haas

Kevin Magnussen

Mick Shumacher

Red Bull

Max Verstappen

Sergio Perez

McLaren

Lando Norris

Daniel Ricciardo

Aston Martin

Lance Stroll

Sebastian Vettel

Ferrari

Charles Leclerc

Carlos Sainz

AlfaTauri

Pierre Gasly

Yuki Tsunoda

Alfa Romeo

Valtteri Bottas

Zhou Guanyu

Williams

Alex Albon

Nicholas Latifi

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