Mercedes are set to crush Red Bull’s Mexican party today as they line up behind Max Verstappen for the Mexico City Grand Prix. George Russell and Lewis Hamilton are yet to win this year, a race they will be desperate to end after nearly usurping the Dutchman in qualifying.
Sergio Perez is the hometown fan favorite and he lines up fourth for the long, long run to Turn 1 with today’s 71-lap race still providing plenty of early drama. A short circuit, the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez rarely rewards poleman on a race day – and Verstappen is aiming for a record 14th victory in a single season.
The Formula 1 championships may have already been doled out, but last week’s race in Austin showed there’s still plenty of entertainment to be found in the 2022 campaign. Sky Sports will show tonight’s grand prix with Standard Sport’s live blog under your seat for up-to-the-minute action!
How to watch
TV channel: In the UK, the race will be shown live on Sky Sports F1 and Sky Sports Main Event. Grand Prix coverage on Sunday begins at 6.30pm on F1 before the race starts at 8pm BST.
Free highlights will be available to watch on Channel 4 at 1:05.
Direct: Sky Sports subscribers can also stream the race action live online via the SkyGo app.
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Tonight’s Mexico City Grand Prix begins at 8pm with Max Verstappen on pole as he targets the most wins by a driver in a single season.
George Russell and Lewis Hamilton complete the top three on the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez grid – Mercedes are yet to win a race in 2022.
Home favorite Sergio Perez is fourth. Keep it up with Standard Sport’s live blog for all the preparation, race action and reaction!