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How to watch the Russian Grand Prix 2019 on Sky, Now TV and online

Lewis Hamilton will be looking to return to the podium for this weekend's Russian Grand Prix at the Sochi Autodrom

Fresh from its third straight victory, and the first for driver Sebastian Vettel at Marina Bay Circuit in Singapore, Ferrari will be hoping to continue its winning streak as the Formula 1 heads to Sochi for the Russian Grand Prix. 

Vettel’s win was his first in 13 months – after a series of racing errors had pushed him down the pack this year – as he overtook teammate Christian Leclerc, who was looking for his own third victory this season. Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton had sat in second behind Vettel, but Ferrari’s race strategy meant Mercedes attempts to take first failed, and actually resulted in the two Mercedes drivers in fourth and fifth. 

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Hamilton will be looking to return to the top of the podium in the upcoming Russian Grand Prix. Stretching 5.848km, the Sochi Autodrom was designed by Hermann Tilke and is effectively a street circuit, evolving out of the internal roads of the park built for the city’s 2014 Winter Olympics. The year the Russian Grand Prix joined the Formula 1 schedule. 


How and where to watch the Russian Grand Prix 2019

The Russian Grand Prix takes place from 27-29 September and is broadcast live on Sky Sports Formula One.

Coverage of Practice 1 starts on Friday, 27 September, at 8:45am, for a 09:00am start.

Coverage of Practice 2 starts on Friday, 27 September, at 12:45pm, for a 1:00pm start.

Coverage of Practice 3 starts on Saturday, 28 September, at 9:45am, for a 10:00am start.

Qualifying is on Saturday, 28 September, at 1pm, with build-up coverage starting an hour earlier at 12pm. Qualifying highlights will also be available on Channel 4 after the race.

Coverage of The Russian Grand Prix starts at 10:30am on Sunday, 29 September. The race starts at 12:10pm at Marina Bay.


How to watch the Russian Grand Prix in the UK: Sky Sports

Sky Sports has the rights for the full race of the Russian Grand Prix and will be broadcasting it via its Sky Sports F1 channel. 

For new customers, a Sky Q box, which includes the Sky Sports Channels, costs £22 a month for 18 months, plus a £20 installation free for the Sky Q box and then £23/mth for 18 months for the Sky Sports package

The Sky Q package comes with more than 300 Sky TV channels and the option to stream Sky Sports in Ultra HD on compatible TVs. Sky Q also lets F1 viewers watch in split-screen mode.

Purchase a Sky Q box


If you already have a Sky Q box or Sky account, existing Sky customers can upgrade for £30/mth, rather than £23.

Upgrade to Sky Sports


If you just want to watch Formula 1 and aren’t interested in other sports, you can buy the Sky Sports F1 channel for £10 a month on top of your £22/mth Sky Q package. This upgrade price is for new and existing customers.


How to live stream the Russian Grand Prix: Now TV Sports Pass

If you don’t want to sign up for Sky Q, your best bet is a Now TV Sky Sports Pass. Now TV offers a selection of passes based on what you want to watch and to watch the Russian Grand Prix, you’ll need a Sky Sports Pass. There are three Sky Sports passes available, though, to suit how much sport you want to watch.

  • Sky Sports Day Pass for £9.99
  • Sky Sports Week Pass for £14.99
  • Sky Sports Month Pass for £33.99

Read more about Sky Now TV’s range of passes here.

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How to watch the Russian Grand Prix abroad with a VPN

It’s not possible to watch the Russian Grand Prix outside of the UK, even if you’re a Sky subscriber, without a VPN. 

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How to watch the Russian Grand Prix 2019: Highlights

After the race has finished, Channel 4 will air race highlights from the Russian Grand Prix via the All 4 player on your laptop, mobile or other devices, or through the All 4 app on your TV. It will also put highlights on its main scheduling guide.

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