The 2017 Formula 1 season continues with the Brazilian Grand Prix on 12 November at the Autódromo José Carlos Pace (formerly known as Interlagos) in São Paulo. The 71-lap contest will be the 19th race of the 2017 Formula 1 season.
Brazilian Grand Prix Schedule: When Is the Start Time?
The 2017 Brazilian Grand Prix weekend takes place from Friday 10 November October to Sunday 12 November. The first two days host the practice and qualifying sessions.
Friday 10 November
Practice 1: 10:00 – 11:30 Brasilia time zone.
Practice 2: 14:00 – 15:30 Brasilia time zone.
Saturday 11 November
Practice 3: 11:00 – 12:00 Brasilia time zone.
Qualifying: 14:00 – 15:00 Brasilia time zone.
Sunday 12 November
2017 Brazilian Grand Prix: 14:00 – 16:00 Brasilia time zone.
Want to watch the race outside Brazil? US viewers can expect a 11:00 EDT start on the east coast. F1 fans in Australia are looking at a 03:00 AEST start on Sunday morning, while viewers in the UK can tune in at 16:00 GMT.
Where Is the Brazilian Grand Prix Held?
The venue is the famous Interlagos race course at Autódromo José Carlos Pace in São Paulo. The circuit was finished in 1940 and has been used for F1 races since 1972. The track was renamed after Carlos Pace, a Brazilian Formula One driver who died in a plane crash in 1977. The anti-clockwise course is a thriller, that has seen more excitement over the years than just about any other F1 course. The course is famous for its fast turns and hilly nature.
Juan Pablo Montoya currently holds the lap record, for a lap he made in the 2004 Brazilian Grand Prix (1:11.473). This year, Lewis Hamilton is favorite to win with the bookies. However, because he has already won the championship it could really be anyone’s race.
How to Watch the Brazilian Grand Prix Online
Looking to watch the Brazilian Grand Prix online? Then allow me to show you a couple of ways you can watch, either with an existing cable subscription or completely free!
Free Live Stream via Network Ten
Australian broadcaster Network Ten has the rights for ten Formula 1 races in 2017. Sadly, the Brazilian Grand Prix will NOT be shown live in Australia on Network Ten. For this reason, Australian Formula 1 fans will need to use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to watch the Grand Prix live.
Free on the UK’s Channel 4
The UK’s terrestrial Channel 4 is also only showing half of the Grand Prix season. The Brazilian Grand Prix will NOT be one of those races. It will, however, be showing a highlights show at 10:30 pm GMT on Sunday night.
Foxtel Play Stream – Free Two-week Trial
The Australian subsidiary of Fox Network, Foxtel, is showing every practice, qualifying session, and live race of this year’s Formula 1 season. Foxtel’s streaming service, Foxtel Play, shows the races online. Foxtel Play is geo-restricted to Australian residents only, so a VPN is necessary to watch the race outside Australia. Click this link to see how to unblock Foxtel Play.
Foxtel Play is priced from AU$10 a month, with different channels and add-on tiers available if you want more content. There’s a two-week free trial available if you’re trying out Foxtel Play for the first time – great news if you want to stream the Brazilian Grand Prix for free!
UK Viewers – Sky Sports
The Brazilian Grand Prix will be shown in the UK on Sky Sports and streamed live on Sky Sports Go. Both require a subscription. Daily, weekly, and monthly passes are available.
Already have a Sky Sports subscription but going to be traveling outside of the UK? Then you’ll need a VPN to watch! Scroll down to see how to unblock Sky Sports with a VPN.
US Viewers – NBC Sports
NBC has the broadcasting rights for Formula 1 in the US, with NBC Sports streaming all the races of the upcoming season online for free. To stream NBC Sports online, you’ll need a US cable subscription.
As is the case with the UK’s Sky Sports, US citizens with access to NBC Sports will need a VPN to access the stream from outside of the US.
US Viewers – Sling TV
An absolutely fantastic option for people who want to watch the Formula 1 Grand Prix from anywhere in the world is the US online cable subscription service Sling TV. Sling TV subscribers get a free seven-day trial of the service. The blue service, which has NBCSN, shows the Formula 1 Grand Prix races. For just $25 per month – with no recurring contract – you get not only the F1 races but also 40 US TV channels. As such, Sling TV gives you a massive amount of choice at a very low price.
Sling TV is only available to US residents. Those outside the US will need to connect to a US VPN server to get the seven-day free trial and watch the Brazilian Grand Prix for free.
Another cheap option for watching the entire F1 season with a VPN is to use the VPN to pretend to be in the Middle East or North Africa. Doing so will permit you to see all of the races on the Middle East-only BeIN Sports package.
How to Live Stream the Brazilian Grand Prix Online: Step-by-step Guide
- Pick one of the streaming options highlighted above.
- Choose from our top recommended VPNs for streaming sports or check out my personal favorite, ExpressVPN.
- Download and install the chosen VPN software on your internet-connected device.
- Connect to a VPN server in the country of your choice with a stream worth watching.
- Head over to your chosen streaming option. Sign up and complete any registration or payment for the service (if necessary).
- Start streaming the Brazilian Grand Prix online!
Watch Brazilian Grand Prix Live: Conclusion
Lewis Hamilton is currently leading the World Drivers’ Championship, with 333 points. Sebastian Vettel now trails by 56 points in second (277) and Valtteri Bottas is down in third with 262 points. Hamilton was already crowned the champion after getting enough points at the Mexican Grand Prix to secure an overall win.
Next up… Abu Dhabi Grand Prix!
The last race of the 2017 Formula 1 season will be the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Stay in touch and bookmark this page to find out how you can stream the race online!