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F1 2018 live stream: Brazilian Grand Prix time, TV schedule, and how to watch online

Brazilian Grand Prix 2018 Live

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

Position Driver Team Time
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:07.281
2 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:07.374
3 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:07.441
4 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1:07.456
5 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:07.778
6 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1:08.296
7 Charles Leclerc Sauber 1:08.492
8 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:08.517
9 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso 1:09.029
10 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:08.659
11 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:07.780
12 Sergio Pérez Force India 1:06.741
13 Nico Hülkenberg Renault 1:07.834
14 Sergey Sirotkin Williams 1:10.381
15 Carlos Sainz Jr. Renault 1:09.269
16 Brendon Hartley Toro Rosso 1:09.280
17 Fernando Alonso McLaren 1:09.402
18 Esteban Ocon Force India 1:08.770
19 Lance Stroll Williams 1:09.441
20 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren 1:09.601

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