2022 F1 Brazilian GP – How to watch, session timings and more

Formula 1 heads into its home stretch of races, with a final double-header starting at the Brazilian Grand Prix and the return of the sprint race schedule.

2022 F1 Brazilian GP – How to watch, session timings and more

For the third time this season, F1 will run its sprint race format and schedule, which puts qualifying on Friday afternoon to make room for the sprint race on Saturday afternoon in the usual qualifying slot.

The Interlagos circuit becomes the first venue to host two sprint weekends, having done the same in 2021, as F1 continues to assess the new format for its long-term implementation in the championship. Series organisers have already confirmed there will be six sprint races spread across the 2023 calendar, with the venues set to be announced at a later date.

Here’s everything you need to know about the F1 sprint races in 2022.

With both F1 world titles already decided this year - going to Max Verstappen and Red Bull - and the controversy around the F1 cost cap breaches decided at the last round, focus will shift towards the final details of the 2022 season.

A three-team fight is predicted at the front between Red Bull, Ferrari and Mercedes at both of the final races, while the battle in the constructors’ standings between Alpine and McLaren for fourth is set to intensify.

Meanwhile, the final spot on the 2023 F1 grid is yet to be decided, with Haas still mulling over its call on who gets its second race seat next to Kevin Magnussen. Mick Schumacher currently holds it but faces competition from Nico Hulkenberg, while other names have also been linked to the opening.

Mick Schumacher, Haas VF-22

Mick Schumacher, Haas VF-22

Photo by: Andy Hone / Motorsport Images

Full 2022 Brazilian GP session timings

Friday 11th November 2022

Free Practice 1: 3:30pm-4:30pm GMT (12:30pm-1:30pm local)
Qualifying: 7:00pm-8:00pm GMT (4:00pm-5:00pm local)

Saturday 12th November 2022

Free Practice 2: 3:30pm-4:30pm GMT (12:30pm-1:30pm local)
Sprint: 7:30pm-8:30pm GMT (4:30pm-5:30pm local)

Sunday 13th November 2022

Race: 6:00pm GMT (3:00pm local)

How can I watch Formula 1?

In the United Kingdom Formula 1 is only broadcast live on Sky Sports, with highlights shown on Channel 4 several hours after the race has finished. Live streaming through NOW is also available in the UK.

Sky Sports F1, which broadcasts the F1 races, can be added as part of the Sky Sports channels which costs £20 a month for new customers. Sky Sports can also be accessed through NOW with a one-off day payment of £11.98p or a month membership of £33.99p per month.

Fans wanting to watch the race for free will have to wait until the Saturday night (qualifying and sprint race) or Sunday night (grand prix) to see the highlights on Channel 4.

How can I watch the Brazilian GP?

Channel: Sky Sports F1 HD
Channel numbers - Sky: 406
Channel numbers - Virgin Media: 506
Sky Sports has live and exclusive broadcasting rights in the United Kingdom, with the build-up to the F1 Brazilian GP race starting from 4:30pm on Sky Sports F1 ahead of lights out at 6:00pm.

When can I watch the Brazilian GP highlights?

· Channel: Channel 4
· Start time: Qualifying and sprint race – 11:10pm Saturday, Race – 10:55pm Sunday

Channel 4 has the rights to show the Brazilian GP highlights of qualifying, the sprint race and the full grand prix.

Fernando Alonso, Alpine A521, Lance Stroll, Aston Martin AMR21

Fernando Alonso, Alpine A521, Lance Stroll, Aston Martin AMR21

Photo by: Mark Sutton / Motorsport Images

Will the Brazilian GP be on the radio?

Live radio coverage of every practice, qualifying and race for the 2022 F1 season will be available on the BBC Radio 5 Live or 5 Live Sports Extra stations and via the BBC Sport website.

Coverage of the Brazilian GP will start at 6:00pm GMT on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra and the BBC Sounds app.

Weather forecast for the Brazilian GP

Interlagos is set for warm but mixed conditions throughout the race weekend, with a low chance of rain on race day. Highs of 27 degrees Celsius are predicted on Sunday for the start of the race, five degrees warmer than the Mexican GP last time out.

Most F1 Brazilian GP wins

Alain Prost: 6 wins (1982, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1990)
Michael Schumacher: 4 wins (1994, 1995, 2000, 2002)
Carlos Reutemann: 3 wins (1977, 1978, 1981)*
Sebastian Vettel: 3 wins (2010, 2013, 2017)
Lewis Hamilton: 3 wins (2016, 2018, 2021)

*Carlos Reutemann won the 1972 Brazilian GP but it was not part of that year’s F1 world championship.

Sebastian Vettel, Aston Martin AMR21

Sebastian Vettel, Aston Martin AMR21

Photo by: Mark Sutton / Motorsport Images

shares
comments
The 2022 rule change result that should worry F1
Previous article

The 2022 rule change result that should worry F1

Next article

Gasly: Time will tell if “friend” Tsunoda can lead AlphaTauri F1 team

Gasly: Time will tell if “friend” Tsunoda can lead AlphaTauri F1 team
Who were the fastest drivers in F1 2022? Plus

Who were the fastest drivers in F1 2022?

Who was the fastest driver in 2022? Everyone has an opinion, but what does the stopwatch say? Obviously, differing car performance has an effect on ultimate laptime – but it’s the relative speed of each car/driver package that’s fascinating and enlightening says ALEX KALINAUCKAS

Why F1's nearly man is refreshed and ready for his return Plus

Why F1's nearly man is refreshed and ready for his return

He has more starts without a podium than anyone else in Formula 1 world championship history, but Nico Hulkenberg is back for one more shot with Haas. After spending three years on the sidelines, the revitalised German is aiming to prove to his new team what the F1 grid has been missing

Formula 1
Jan 29, 2023
The potential-laden F1 car that Ferrari neglected Plus

The potential-laden F1 car that Ferrari neglected

The late Mauro Forghieri played a key role in Ferrari’s mid-1960s turnaround, says STUART CODLING, and his pretty, intricate 1512 was among the most evocative cars of the 1.5-litre era. But a victim of priorities as Formula 1 was deemed less lucrative than success in sportscars, its true potential was never seen in period

Formula 1
Jan 28, 2023
Why Vasseur relishes 'feeling the pressure' as Ferrari's F1 boss Plus

Why Vasseur relishes 'feeling the pressure' as Ferrari's F1 boss

OPINION: Fred Vasseur has spent only a few weeks as team principal for the Ferrari Formula 1 team, but is already intent on taking the Scuderia back to the very top. And despite it being arguably the most demanding job in motorsport, the Frenchman is relishing the challenge

Formula 1
Jan 27, 2023
The crucial tech changes F1 teams must adapt to in 2023 Plus

The crucial tech changes F1 teams must adapt to in 2023

Changes to the regulations for season two of Formula 1's ground-effects era aim to smooth out last year’s troubles and shut down loopholes. But what areas have been targeted, and what impact will this have?

Formula 1
Jan 26, 2023
Are these the 50 quickest drivers in F1 history? Plus

Are these the 50 quickest drivers in F1 history?

Who are the quickest drivers in Formula 1 history? LUKE SMITH asked a jury of experienced and international panel of experts and F1 insiders. Some of them have worked closely with F1’s fastest-ever drivers – so who better to vote on our all-time top 50? We’re talking all-out speed here rather than size of trophy cabinet, so the results may surprise you…

Formula 1
Jan 25, 2023
One easy way the FIA could instantly improve F1 Plus

One easy way the FIA could instantly improve F1

OPINION: During what is traditionally a very quiet time of year in the Formula 1 news cycle, FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem has been generating headlines. He’s been commenting on massive topics in a championship that loves them, but also addressing necessary smaller changes too. Here we suggest a further refinement that would be a big boon to fans

Formula 1
Jan 24, 2023
How can McLaren keep hold of Norris? Plus

How can McLaren keep hold of Norris?

Lando Norris is no longer the young cheeky-chappy at McLaren; he’s now the established ace. And F1's big guns will come calling if the team can’t give him a competitive car. Here's what the team needs to do to retain its prize asset

Formula 1
Jan 24, 2023