Russian Grand Prix: Where to Watch, Timings & Live Stream for F1 Qualifying?

Published 09/25/2021, 4:37 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


After the conclusion of the second triple-header of the season, the Formula 1 paddock now moves towards the Sochi Autodrom for the Russian Grand Prix.

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After the second sprint qualifying at the Italian Grand Prix, F1 will return to normal weekend routines with qualifying back on Saturdays.

The Russian Grand Prix qualifying will begin on Saturday, September 25 at 3:00 PM local time.

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Where to watch Russian Grand Prix Qualifying and timings?

In the United Kingdom, the live coverage of the Russian Grand Prix will commence on September 25, Saturday, at 1:00 PM BST, and will be broadcasted on Sky Sports F1. Meanwhile, non-Sky subscribers can subscribe to F1 TV or will have to rely on highlights from Channel 4.

Formula One F1 – Russian Grand Prix – Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia – Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas, and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen in action during the race. Pool via REUTERS/Kirill Kudryavtsev.

In the United States, the race will be broadcasted on ESPN and the live coverage will begin on September 25, Saturday at 8:00 AM ET. Meanwhile, Americans can watch the highlights on the official channel of F1 on YouTube.

As reported by PlanetF1, the qualifying session will be broadcasted live on television in the following countries:

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

Max Verstappen will start the Russian GP from the back of the grid

Max Verstappen, who finished P3 in FP1 and P6 in FP2, opted for a new power unit, which will see him start the Russian GP from the back of the grid. The Dutchman was already carrying a three-place grid penalty for causing the accident with his arch-rival, Lewis Hamilton, at Monza.

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When asked if his Friday practice results prompted him to take the new parts, the driver’s championship leader, Max Verstappen, replied, “Not only the results.”

Motor racing – Formula One – Russian Grand Prix – Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia – September 24, 2021. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen in action during practice REUTERS/Anton Vaganov.

“I said before that we’ll take everything into account, also with the weather for tomorrow. So we thought it would be best to take it here,” concluded the Dutchman.

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Pingaksh Sharma

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Pingaksh Sharma is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. He has been following this sport since India hosted the Grand Prix in 2012 and has been an ardent supporter of the eventual race winner, Sebastian Vettel. He is also a fan of Max Verstappen and Red Bull and hopes the former breaks the Lewis Hamilton dominance.

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