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.
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.
This year’s Sochi race was won by Valtteri Bottas, who also took his maiden F1 win in Russia in 2017.
|Valtteri Bottas||Finland||2017, 2020|
|Lewis Hamilton||England||2014, 2015, 2018, 2019|
Past Constructors Winners
|Mercedes||2014, 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.
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.
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 2020 season as well.
|FP1||Friday||11:00-12:30 Local time|
|FP2||Friday||15:00-16:30 Local time|
|FP3||Saturday||12:00-13:00 Local time|
|Qualifying||Saturday||15:00-16:00 Local time|
|Race||Sunday||14:10-16:10 Local time|