Russian GP: Where to Watch, Timings & Live Stream for Friday F1 Practice?

Published 09/24/2021, 4:18 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Russian Grand Prix – Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia – September 23, 2021 F1 cars are pictured ahead of the Russian GP REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov


Formula One is coming to the Russian GP after the aftermath of the Italian Grand Prix. In Monza, we saw another collision between the championship protagonists Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen. The Turn1 crash took both drivers out of the race with stewards, handing Max a three-place grid drop for Sochi.

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Apart from the crash at the front, we saw another new winner in 2021 with McLaren‘s Daniel Ricciardo taking the honors at the Italian GP. The Aussie led a McLaren 1-2 in Monza, their first since 2010 Canada. The result took the Woking team ahead of their rival Ferrari, again coming into Sochi.

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Where to watch Russian GP Free Practice and timings?

F1 will return to normal weekend routines with qualifying back on Saturdays. But we go into the Friday Practice sessions in a bit of an unknown as the weather will play its part and make things exciting.

Friday will have two 60 minute practice sessions, one in the morning and the other in the evening. While Saturday will begin with an afternoon FP3 session, with normal Q1, Q2, and Q3 sessions for the Qualifying. The race will be held in the afternoon on Sunday.

Formula One F1 – Russian Grand Prix – FIA News conference – Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia – September 23, 2021, Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc during the press conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES

The telecast of the Russian GP FP1 will begin at 9 am UK Time on Sky with FP2 beginning at 1 PM in the afternoon. For fans in the Indian subcontinent, the telecast will begin at 2 PM on Star Sports Select 2 and for FP2 at 5:30 PM in the evening.

As reported by PlanetF1, F1 Free Practice Sessions will be shown live on television in the following countries:

United States: ESPN
Canada: RDS (French), TSN (English)
Australia: Fox Sports
France: Canal+
Italy: Sky Sport F1
Germany: Sky Sport F1
Spain: DAZN
Netherlands: Ziggo Sport
Brazil: Band
Japan: DAZN

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How To Live Stream the Friday Practice Sessions?

Fans can also Live Stream the FP1 and FP2 sessions. In the UK, fans can log in and subscribe to their Sky go App, and watch the action on the track live.

While in India, Hotstar will live stream the sessions free for the fans so that they can follow their favorite drivers and teams send it on the track in Sochi.

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Many other countries who want to live stream the sessions can use VPN on their browsers and enjoy the action.

 

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Devang Chauhan

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Devang Chauhan is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication, he has a keen eye for writing engaging and detailed articles on F1. Previously a writer for Sports Social's 'Chase Your Sport' Magazine, Devang has been an ardent follower of the sport for over a decade and has attended two editions of the Indian Grand Prix.

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