F1 2018 live stream: Brazilian Grand Prix time, TV schedule, and how to watch online
Though Lewis Hamilton has already secured the Drivers’ Championship, the Constructors’ Championship is still up for grabs going into the penultimate race of the 2018 season: the Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix from Autódromo José Carlos Pace in São Paulo. The race is set for Sunday at 12 p.m. ET on ESPN2 (live streaming via WatchESPN, ESPN App, F1 TV Pro).
Hamilton will also start on pole for Sunday’s race, after a record-setting qualifying lap time of 1:07.281. He was involved in some drama, along with his primary rival this season, Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari. Hamilton had an incident in which he forced Sergiy Sirotkin off the track while trying to move out of the way after Sirotkin was already doing so. Both drivers lost a lot of time at that point.
“And for Lewis it was a misunderstanding, he tried to get out of the way whilst thinking that somebody was on a quick lap and wasn’t flagged to him,” Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff said. “It could have ended up in an accident but it didn’t. So for me, a non-issue.”
Vettel impatiently drove his car onto and then off of the scales during the second qualifying session, which is against protocol and also damaged the scale in the process. The rain was starting to pick up at the time and it’s understandable that Vettel would be annoyed at being called in for a weigh-in.
“They shouldn’t call us when the conditions are like that, I think it’s unfair if somebody gets called in,” Vettel said. “I wanted them to hurry up.”
Both drivers avoided grid penalties for the incidents, though Vettel was reprimanded and issued a fine. Vettel will start second on the grid behind Hamilton.
Valtteri Bottas of Mercedes and Kimi Raikkone of Ferrari occupy the second row, in that order. Max Verstappen of Red Bull starts fifth, while Daniel Ricciardo, his teammate, will start 11th after a five-place grid penalty for engine changes. After Verstappen is Marcus Ericsson of Sauber, out-qualifying his teammate, Charles Leclerc, which has been a rarity this season.
Romain Grosjean of Haas, Pierre Gasly of Toro Rosso and Kevin Magnussen of Haas round out the remainder of the Top 10.
Below is all you need to know to watch the action, and below that is the full starting grid from Sunday.
How to watch the 2018 F1 Brazilian Grand Prix
Date: Sunday, Nov. 11
Location: Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo
Time: 12 p.m. ET
Online Streaming: WatchESPN, ESPN App, F1 TV Pro
2018 F1 Brazilian Grand Prix Starting Grid
|5||Max Verstappen||Red Bull||1:07.778|
|9||Pierre Gasly||Toro Rosso||1:09.029|
|11||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull||1:07.780|
|12||Sergio Pérez||Force India||1:06.741|
|15||Carlos Sainz Jr.||Renault||1:09.269|
|16||Brendon Hartley||Toro Rosso||1:09.280|
|18||Esteban Ocon||Force India||1:08.770|