Russian Grand Prix

Formula One F1 - Russian Grand Prix - Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia - September 27, 2020. Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas in action at the first corner of the race. Pool via REUTERS/Yuri Kochetkov

Russian Grand Prix 2021- Winners, Qualifying, Circuits, Track

The Russian Grand Prix is a relatively newer addition to the F1 calendar, with the Sochi Autodrom hosting the Annual event 7 times since the first race in 2014. Since then, it has been a regular feature in the Formula One World Championship. The Mercedes team have thrived here, having taken every win since inception.

Formula One F1 - Russian Grand Prix - Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia - September 27, 2020. Ferrari's Charles Leclerc in action during the race. Pool via REUTERS/Yuri Kochetkov

The Sochi Autodrom, despite being flanked by stunning architectural marvels, isn't a fan favorite circuit due to the nature of the track. Repetitive 90 degree turns make for a rather dull Grand Prix, which has been the case over the past few years.

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The 2021 Russian Grand Prix will take place between 23rd-26th September.

Past Winners

NameNationalityYear
Valtteri BottasFinland2017, 2020
Lewis HamiltonEngland2014, 2015, 2018, 2019
Nico RosbergGermany2016

Past Constructors Winners

ManufacturerYear
Mercedes2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Russian Grand Prix Circuit Details 

The Sochi Autodrom is a 5.848-kilometer circuit, the fourth-longest circuit on the Formula One calendar. The circuit snakes around the Sochi Olympic Park that was built for the 2014 Winter Olympics. The surface was not laid until after the Closing Ceremony of the Olympics.

Formula One F1 - Russian Grand Prix - Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia - Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas in action at the first corner of the race. Pool via REUTERS/Yuri Kochetkov

Where to watch the Russian Grand Prix 

In India, the practice sessions, qualifying and the race will be broadcast on the Star Sports network. In Africa, Supersport is in charge of broadcast while in Asia and Australia, Fox Sports handles the broadcast. Canada has RDS while China telecasts the race on CCTV. France relies of TF1 and Canal+ for their Formula One telecast.

Germany, Austria and Switzerland have RTL Germany to thank. Italians who cannot travel to Monza will be watching on Sky Italia. Spain and Andorra have Movistar, while the United Kingdom has Channel 4 and Sky Sports. USA also shows the race on ESPN.

Russian Grand Prix Tickets 

Tickets are mostly available on the official Formula One website.

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Formula One F1 - Russian Grand Prix - Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia - September 27, 2020. Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas celebrates with sparkling wine on the podium after winning the race. Pool via REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Russian Grand Prix Venue 

Since 2014, the venue for the Russian Grand Prix has been the Sochi Autodrom. As of the latest news, Russia will be featured for the 2021 season as well.

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SessionDayTime(Track Time)
FP1Friday11:30 - 12:30 Local time
FP2Friday15:00 - 16:00 Local time
FP3Saturday12:00 - 13:00 Local time
QualifyingSaturday15:00-16:00 Local time
RaceSunday15:00 - 17:00 Local time