Russian Grand Prix 2020 Live Stream
F1 heads for the Black Sea coast and the resort of Sochi this weekend as the teams begin a slightly less hectic second half of the 2020 season. After three consecutive triple-headers with only a week’s break in between each one, the autumn schedule is rather more spread out along the countdown of the 17 races that will comprise this rescheduled campaign.
However, Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton will certainly not be complaining. The dominant F1 constructor has won seven of the nine races so far and Hamilton has won six as he closes in rapidly on equalling Michael Schumacher’s record of seven World Championship titles.
The 35-year-old Briton has a fine record at Sochi too and whether it turns out to be as straightforward as his serene victories this season in Spain and Belgium, or as dramatic as his wins at Silverstone and Mugello, there is no question Hamilton is the hot favorite to make it seven out of 10 for the campaign.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the Russian Grand Prix 2020
The start times for the Russian Grand Prix are as follows:
- Qualifying: Saturday, September 26, 1500, local time (1300 BST)
- Race: Sunday, September 27, 1410, local time (1210 BST)
Where does the 2020 Russian Grand Prix take place?
2020 Russian Grand Prix at Sochi Autodrom. The Sochi Autodrom initially formed part of the venue used for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, but the tropical beach holiday resort on the Black Sea coast is now considered a Formula 1 hub.
The 55,000-capacity venue was designed by renowned German architect Hermann Tilke and a single lap takes in 1.7km of public roads, featuring 12 right-handed corners and six left-handers that combine both high-speed and technical sections.
Maximum speeds of 320km/h can be reached on the straight between Turns 1 and 2 with the average lap speed around the 215km/h mark. The 5.848-kilometer track, which runs clockwise, is the third-longest on the 2020 F1 calendar after Spa and Silverstone. Sunday’s race will be run over 53 laps.
Daniil Kvyat has been honored with the T4 Grandstand – which can see the action at Turns 2, 3, 4, and 5 – is named after the Russian, who made history at the 2014 Australian Grand Prix when he became the then-youngest points scorer in F1 history.
Where can I watch the 2020 Russian Grand Prix on TV?
Pay-TV broadcaster Sky Sports will show the entire race weekend on its dedicated Sky Sports F1 channel. You can also access a Russian Grand Prix 2020 live coverage on Hulu live sports for free. Free registration required and enjoy a 30-days free trial. Click Here to watch Russian Grand Prix 2020 Live Stream Online. Hulu Live Sports Subscribers to F1’s own app can hear radio commentary on the race proper from the BBC and access live data throughout every session.
The Russian Grand Prix will be shown live on TV on the following outlets in other key markets:
United States: ESPN
Canada: RDS (French), TSN (English)
Australia: Fox Sports, One (Network Ten)
France: Canal + (pay TV) and TF1 (free-to-air)
Italy: Sky Italia, TV8
Germany: RTL and Sky Deutschland
Spain: Movistar F1
What are the latest F1 Championship standings?
After nine of the season’s 17 races, here is how both of the 2020 Championships look at the top end:
Lewis Hamilton – 190 points
Valtteri Bottas – 135 points
Max Verstappen – 110 points
Lando Norris – 65 points
Alex Albon – 63 points
Lance Stroll – 57 points
Mercedes – 325 points
Red Bull – 173 points
McLaren – 106 points