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Brazilian Grand Prix 2019: What time does the F1 race start today, what TV channel is it on and what are the odds?

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The Brazilian Grand Prix is the penultimate round of the 2019 Formula One season - REUTERS

What is it?

The 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix, the 19th and penultimate race of the 2019 Formula One season. 

When is it?

The first two practice sessions take place on Friday November 15 with third and final practice and qualifying running on Saturday November 16. The Grand Prix itself is on Sunday November 17. 

What time does it start?

Qualifying begins at 6pm GMT on Saturday and the race starts at 5.10pm GMT on Sunday. 

What TV channel is it on?

Sky Sports F1 have exclusive coverage rights in the UK this year and indeed for the next few. Sky's qualifying program starts at 5pm GMT whilst their race coverage begins at 3.30pm GMT on Sunday. 

Channel 4 also have highlights this season. Their qualifying coverage starts at 10.50pm on Saturday with the race program beginning at 10.30pm. 

You can also keep up to date throughout the race with Luke Slater right here at Telegraph Sport.

Watch the Brazilian Grand Prix through Now TV for £9.99.

What do we know about Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace?

  • Circuit length: 4.309km
  • First grand prix: 1973
  • Laps: 71
  • Race distance: 305.909km
  • Race lap record: 1.10.540 - Valtteri Bottas, 2018
  • 2018 winner: Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes
  • Number of corners: 15
  • Overtaking chances: There is not an abundance of places for an overtake but plenty of action happens at the start of the lap, with DRS on the pit straight, making the braking zone into turns one and two the best and most common place to move up a spot. There's an outside chance on the back straight, if you can get a really good run but it's risky. Elsewhere it's just a bit too tight without a mistake from the driver ahead. 

What are the odds (top six)?

  • Max Verstappen 8/11
  • Lewis Hamilton 2/1
  • Sebastian Vettel 11/2
  • Valtteri Bottas 12/1
  • Charles Leclerc 25/1
  • Alexander Albon 50/1

What was our pre-race prediction?

The United States Grand Prix was a bit of a shock for Ferrari. They were less competitive in qualifying, though hardly a million miles away, but their race pace was atrocious. Mercedes again emerged as the fastest team on Sunday and you would expect them to be the quickest at Interlagos, too. The circuit is both quite twisty and fairly quick and without any particularly long straights. That said, the drag through the final few corners is flat out and that could favour Ferrari. Or at least offset any difficulties they might have. 

Still, it's difficult to look past Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton normally goes quite well in Brazil. Red Bull could be back in contention this week again, so I expect Verstappen to be Mercedes' main challenger, given the step backwards Ferrari had in Austin. 

Podium prediction: 1st Hamilton 2nd Bottas 3rd Verstappen