Russian Grand Prix F1 Race Schedule: Where to Watch, Timings & Live Stream

Published 09/26/2021, 4:04 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Russian Grand Prix – Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia – September 25, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton in the pits during qualifying Pool via REUTERS/Yuri Kochetkov


After the eventful Italian Grand Prix in Monza, fans are patiently waiting for the Russian Grand Prix in Sochi to get underway. Fans all across the globe are waiting to see the next chapter in the Max Verstappen – Lewis Hamilton rivalry.

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Hence, they wouldn’t want to miss any of the action, as the drivers zip around Sochi. So here are all the important details for Sunday’s race; when and where to watch the much-awaited Russian GP.

What time and where to watch all the actions of the Russian Grand Prix?

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Fans from Britain can tune in at 1 PM to Sky Sports, or wait for the highlights at 5 30 PM on Channel 4. Meanwhile, fans from the States can watch the race on ESPN at 8 AM.

Spectators from France can catch the live action at 2 PM on Canal+. While Italian fans can tune into Sky Sports Italia at the same time, fans watching from Australia can see the action at 10 PM on Fox Sports.

Formula One F1 – Russian Grand Prix – Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia – September 25, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton during qualifying REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

As for the fans watching from India, they can tune in at 5 30 PM on Star Sports. Additionally, the F1 community can stream the action if they have a Sky Sports account or on the F1 app. While the Indian sub-continent can stream it on Disney+Hotstar.

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Who is starting on pole for Sunday’s race?

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The F1 community has gotten used to seeing Verstappen, Hamilton, and Valtteri Bottas on the front row. However, things were different during Saturday’s high intense qualifying session.

Formula One F1 – Russian Grand Prix – Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia – September 25, 2021 McLaren’s Lando Norris during qualifying REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

This time it was McLaren’s Lando Norris who stole pole position from his former teammate, Carlos Sainz. With the confidence boost Norris got from having a second-place finish in Monza last race weekend, it shouldn’t be a surprise if the Brit features on this weekend’s podium.

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What are your predictions for the Russian GP? Can Norris grab another win for the Woking-based outfit? Let us know in the comments below.

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Arpit Gomes

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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