2021 Russian Grand Prix start time and TV schedule
TV start times, and live streams for the 2021 Formula 1 2021 Russian Grand Prix
Could the unthinkable happen? No, not another Max Verstappen / Lewis Hamilton collision, but an entertaining Russian Grand Prix.
A deluge of rain is forecast to fall from Friday to Sunday, and Saturday’s qualifying appears to be the hardest hit by the torrential rain that has already flooded the support paddock in Sochi.
Everyone will hope to avoid a repeat of the Belgian Grand Prix earlier this season, but the variable wet weather can only be a good thing for what is usually a straightforward affair on the Olympic Park circuit.
Verstappen will face a grid penalty after the clash with his title rival but could start from the bottom if Red Bull opts for a grid penalty.
Meanwhile, Hamilton will have to make up for lost points from Monza, a track that suited Mercedes above its rivals. Where is it better to fight back than on a circuit where the team is currently undefeated?
Weather permitting, here are all the schedules and TV channels you need to know to watch the 2021 Russian Grand Prix.
Where to Watch
Sky Sports F1 is the place to watch every session live this weekend from Sochi, with every practice, qualifying and race session interspersed with pre and post session coverage. Free Practice 1 will also be available to watch on the Sky Sports main event, although it will be the only session available on that channel over the weekend.
The highlights will be on Channel 4 as usual on Saturday and Sunday nights. You can also rewatch the highlights on All4.
Sky Sports F1 – Live
Friday: FP1 – 9am | FP2 – 12:45pm
Saturday: FP3 – 9:45pm | Qualifying: 12:30pm
Sunday: Race – 11:30pm