Mexican Grand Prix 2021: All you need to know – schedule, timings and more

Ahead of this race, Max Verstappen also extended his lead against Lewis Hamilton, to 12 points now.

Yaksh Author

Updated - 5 November 2021 5:09 pm

After the race action in Austin, the 2021 Formula 1 season moves onto its next chapter, which is Mexican Grand Prix. Given that there only five races remaining to determine the championship winning team and winner, this race has become a vital clog in determining the outcome.

With Red Bull securing a double podium in the United States Grand Prix, the Austrian team managed to close their gap to arch rivals Mercedes to only 23 points in the Constructor’s standings. Moreover, Max Verstappen also extended his lead against Lewis Hamilton, to 12 points now.

Many fanatics believe that the track in Mexico City is expected to favor Red Bull than Mercedes. And as per the betting odds, the ace Dutchman has started as the clear-cut favorite to clinch the pole position and win the race. To those who are not aware, the track in Mexico is the highest altitude track amongst all the track listed in the 2021 Formula 1 calendar.

So, without further ado let us get to know all the information upon live stream, track details and schedule for Mexican Grand Prix 2021.

Mexican Grand Prix 2021 Schedule

Friday: DAY 1: First Practice Session: 11:00 PM IST

Saturday: DAY 2: Second Practice Session: 02:30 AM  IST

Saturday: DAY 2: Third Practice Session: 10:30 PM IST

Sunday: DAY 3: Qualifying Session: 01:30 AM IST

Monday: DAY 4: Race: 12:30 AM IST

What is the venue and track information for Mexican GP 2021?

The Mexican Grand Prix’s first appearance in the calendar came in 1963 and went continuously till 1970, staged at the Magdalena Mixhuca circuit. Just before it disappeared for more than two decades from the F1 calendar, Mexican GP was held at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez circuit, where it will be held this year as well.

When the Mexican GP returned in 2015, Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg won the race ahead of teammate Lewis Hamilton.

Now talking about the details of Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez circuit, it spans 4.304km including 17 turns around the complete circuit. The modern V6 engine equipped cars have managed to reach a speed of 370km/h on this particular track.

When and where to watch Mexican GP in India?

Formula One fans could watch the Mexican Grand Prix 2021 live on Star Sports Network. If you do not own a cable connection, then the race drama from Mexico will also be streamed on Disney+ Hotstar.

Who won the Mexican GP last time?

The race at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez circuit was called off last year due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. However, in 2019, Lewis Hamilton won this race with Sebastian Vettel and Valtteri Bottas also securing podium finishes.

Constructor’s Standings heading into Mexican GP:

Mercedes- 460.5

Red Bull- 437.5

McLaren- 254

Ferrari- 250.5

Alpine- 104

Driver’s Standings heading into Mexican GP 2021

Max Verstappen- 287.5

Lewis Hamilton- 275.5

Valtteri Bottas- 185

Sergio Perez- 150

Lando Norris- 149