The F1 Brazilian Grand Prix live stream has already seen its fair share of drama before we've even reached the race — with Lewis Hamilton disqualified from qualifying then battling his way from the back of the grid in the Sprint race to finish fifth.
Hamilton had topped standard qualifying on Friday ahead of yesterday's Sprint qualifying session, but the stewards ruled his rear wing to have contravened rules and ordered him to the back of the grid.
It was a further blow to the British hopeful after he'd also been hit with a five-place grid penalty in the race proper for exceeding the number of engine parts in a season. However Hamilton was superb in the Sprint race, moving from 20th to fifth over the course of the 24-lap session, which means he'll start today's Grand Prix from tenth.
Mercedes boss Toto Wolff afterwards spoke of damage limitation, and coupled with Valtteri Bottas' victory in the Sprint ahead of Red Bull's Max Verstappen, it feels like they got away with about the best result they could have hoped for in the circumstances.
Not that Wolff is at all happy about it, asking why Hamilton was disqualified when other — including Red Bull — hadn't been in the past for similar incidents. What's more, he maintained it had given the Mercedes a “performance disadvantage.”
Either way, the odds are now against them. Hamilton trails Verstappen by 21 points now, and though Bottas will start first, the Dutchman will still be favorite to take another victory and add 25 more points to his total. Hamilton must hope that he finishes no lower than one place behind Verstappen in order to minimize the gap with just three races remaining after this one.
He'll face a tricky battle to do so, with Red Bull's Sergio Perez ahead of him in fourth, plus the Ferrari's of Carlos Sainz (third) and Charles Leclerc (sixth) also showing good pace this weekend.
The race starts at 12 p.m. ET — and we'll be watching eagerly to see what happens. You can do the same with an F1 Brazilian Grand Prix live stream. Read on to find out where to find one, wherever you are.
How to watch the F1 Brazilian Grand Prix live stream for free
Most countries have an F1 live stream on one channel or another, but many of them require a subscription. However, if you're lucky enough to live in Austria or Luxembourg then you can watch the F1 Brazilian Grand Prix live stream for free.
If you're based in Austria or Luxembourg but aren't at home for the Brazilian Grand Prix, don't worry — you can watch it via a VPN instead. We'll show you how to do that below.
How to watch the F1 Brazilian Grand Prix live stream from anywhere in the world
It's natural that you might want to watch the F1 Brazilian Grand Prix live stream from your home country, but what if you're not there when the race is on?
Look no further than a VPN, or virtual private network. A VPN makes it look as if you're surfing the web from your home country, rather than the one you're in. That means you can access the streaming services you already pay for, from anywhere on Earth. Or anywhere that has an internet connection, at least.
For instance, a Brit who's currently in the U.S. could watch the F1 Brazilian Grand Prix live stream on Sky Sports, even though they're not in the U.K.
They're totally legal, inexpensive and easy to use. We've tested lots of the best VPN services and our favorite right now is ExpressVPN. It's fast, works on loads of devices and even offers a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Safety, speed and simplicity combine to make ExpressVPN 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 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 a U.K. service, you'd select U.K. from the list.
3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to Sky Sports or another website and watch the race.
How to watch the F1 Brazilian Grand Prix live stream in the US
As with all F1 races this season, the F1 Brazilian Grand Prix live stream will be shown on ESPN. There are several ways you can access it — and two of them are among our picks for the best streaming services.
As well as being available through your cable service across the weekend, you can also stream the race 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. Also note that Formula 1 is not available on ESPN Plus, ESPN's standalone streaming service; you need access to live ESPN channels.
Coverage will be spread across various ESPN channels, with Practice 1 on ESPN2, Qualifying on ESPNU, Practice 2 and Sprint qualifying on ESPNEWS and the race on ESPN2.
If you don't want to pay for live ESPN in some fashion or another, your best alternative is F1 TV Pro. 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 set to be 23 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 — meaning you can view an F1 live stream from anywhere in the world.
If you're not already a Sling TV subscriber, you'll want Sling Orange in order to watch ESPN. This costs $35/month and includes dozens of other great channels.
Love sports? Then check out Fubo.TV. It's got a 7-day free trial so you don't need to pay up front. The channel lineup includes ESPN2, plus other top networks including Bravo, FX and MTV.
How to watch the F1 Brazilian Grand Prix live stream in the UK
As usual, Sky Sports F1 will show all of the Brazilian Grand Prix action, and in up to 4K resolution. The race starts at 7 p.m. GMT on Sunday.
You'll need to be a Sky Sports subscriber to watch the F1 Brazilian Grand Prix live stream: 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 and a package that includes both Ultra HD and Sky Sports F1. In total, that'd come to £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. 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 F1 Brazilian Grand Prix live stream in Canada
TSN airs all Formula 1 races in Canada in English, while RDS has coverage in French. F1 TV Pro also remains an option for fans looking for an F1 live stream.
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, which comes in day- and month-long passes for $8 or $20 CAD, respectively. The TSN app will allow you to live stream the race from your phone, streaming box or supported device.
Not actually in Canada at the moment? ExpressVPN and other VPN services can help you access the services you already subscribe to.
How to watch the F1 Brazilian Grand Prix live stream in Australia
Fox Sports has the rights to the F1 live streams in Australia, which means you can watch the 2021 Brazilian Grand Prix online via Foxtel.
Kayo Sports is another option. This service offers new subscribers a 14-day free trial, while one-month subscriptions start at $25.
You can also use one of the best VPN services to follow the action from your home country even when you're elsewhere.
F1 Brazilian Grand Prix live stream: Practice, qualifying and race weekend schedule
The Brazilian Grand Prix weekend started on Friday (Nov. 12) with practice 1 and qualifying. Second practice and Sprint qualifying were yesterday, and the race is today (Sunday, Nov. 14).
Friday, November 12
- Practice 1: 10.30 a.m. – 11.30 a.m. ET (7.30 a.m. – 8.30 a.m PT / 3.30 p.m. – 4.30 p.m. GMT)
- Qualifying: 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. ET (11 a.m. – 12 p.m PT / 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. GMT)
Saturday, November 13
- Practice 2: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. ET (7 a.m. – 8 a.m PT / 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. GMT)
- Sprint qualifying: 2.30 p.m. – 3 p.m. ET (11.30 a.m. – 12 p.m PT / 7.30 p.m. – 8 p.m. GMT)
Sunday, November 14
Race: 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. ET (9 a.m. – 11 a.m PT / 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. GMT)
F1 Brazilian Grand Prix — Starting grid
Red Bull Racing Honda
Red Bull Racing Honda
Aston Martin Mercedes
Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari
Aston Martin Mercedes
Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari
F1 Brazilian Grand Prix — current driver standings
|1||Max Verstappen||NED||RED BULL RACING HONDA||314.5|
|4||Sergio Perez||MEX||RED BULL RACING HONDA||165|
|5||Lando Norris||GBR||MCLAREN MERCEDES||150|
|8||Daniel Ricciardo||AUS||MCLAREN MERCEDES||105|
|9||Pierre Gasly||FRA||ALPHATAURI HONDA||86|
|10||Fernando Alonso||ESP||ALPINE RENAULT||60|
|11||Esteban Ocon||FRA||ALPINE RENAULT||46|
ASTON MARTIN MERCEDES
|13||Lance Stroll||CAN||ASTON MARTIN MERCEDES||26|
|14||Yuki Tsunoda||JPN||ALPHATAURI HONDA||20|
|15||George Russell||GBR||WILLIAMS MERCEDES||16|
|16||Kimi Raikkonen||FIN||ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI||10|
|17||Nicholas Latifi||CAN||WILLIAMS MERCEDES||7|
|18||Antonio Giovinazzi||ITA||ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI||1|
|19||Mick Schumacher||GER||HAAS FERRARI|
|20||Nikita Mazepin||RAF||HAAS FERRARI||0|
|21||Robert Kubica||POL||ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI||0|
F1 2021 car and driver line-ups
Kimi Raikkonen (7)
Antonio Giovinazzi (99)
Pierre Gasly (10)
Yuki Tsunoda (22)
Fernando Alonso (14)
Esteban Ocon (31)
Sebastian Vettel (5)
Lance Stroll (18)
Charles Leclerc (16)
Carlos Sainz (55)
Nikita Mazepin (9)
Mick Schumacher (47)
Daniel Ricciardo (3)
Lando Norris (4)
Lewis Hamilton (44)
Valtteri Bottas (77)
Max Verstappen (33)
Sergio Perez (11)
George Russell (63)
Nicholas Latifi (6)
Full 2021 F1 calendar
Bahrain Grand Prix
Bahrain International Circuit
Emilia Romagna Grand Prix
30 April 2 May
Portuguese Grand Prix
Spanish Grand Prix
Monaco Grand Prix
Azerbaijan Grand Prix
Baku street circuit
French Grand Prix
Circuit Paul Ricard
|Styrian Grand Prix||Red Bull Ring|
Austrian Grand Prix
Red Bull Ring
British Grand Prix
30 July - 1 Aug
Hungarian Grand Prix
Belgian Grand Prix
Dutch Grand Prix
Italian Grand Prix
Autodromo Nazionale Monza
|24-26 Sept||Russian Grand Prix||Sochi International Street Circuit|
|8-10 Oct||Turkish Grand Prix||Intercity Instanbul Park||Turkey|
US Grand Prix
Circuit of The Americas
|5-7 Oct||Mexico Grand Prix|
Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez
Brazilian Grand Prix
Saudi Arabian Grand Prix
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Yas Marina Circuit