Formula 1 heads to the Sochi Autodrom for the 2021 Russian Grand Prix on the back of yet another controversial incident between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton.

As a result of the pair’s crash at Monza, Verstappen was handed a three-place grid penalty for his role in the incident.

Red Bull might decide to take a new engine in Russia, although the weather forecast is set to be wet so it might hold off a little bit longer.

Mercedes has dominated the Russian GP, winning every race since it was introduced to the calendar in 2014.

When is the Russian Grand Prix?

The 2021 Russian Grand Prix takes place on Sunday, 26 September. Cars will take to the track on Friday for two practice sessions before final practice and qualifying on Saturday. The main grand prix takes place on Sunday afternoon. 

Where is the Russian Grand Prix taking place?

The 2021 Russian Grand Prix is held at the Sochi Autodrom

The circuit is 5.848 km (3.634 mi) long and consists of 19 corners.

Where can I watch the Russian Grand Prix?

All races this season are being shown exclusively live on Sky Sports F1, while extended highlights will be shown on Channel 4 later in the evening.

All times are BST (British Summer Time - UK Time)


FORMULA 3 PRACTICE LIVE (Sky Sports F1) - 0655

FORMULA 2 PRACTICE LIVE (Sky Sports F1) - 0805

LIVE F1 RUSSIAN GP PRACTICE 1 (Sky Sports F1) - 0900 (session starts 0930)

FORMULA 3 QUALIFYING LIVE (Sky Sports F1) - 1055

LIVE F1 RUSSIAN GP PRACTICE 2 (Sky Sports F1) - 1245 (session starts 1300)

FORMULA 2 QUALIFYING LIVE (Sky Sports F1) - 1420


FORMULA 3 RACE ONE LIVE (Sky Sports F1) - 0630

FORMULA 2 RACE ONE LIVE (Sky Sports F1) - 0810

LIVE F1 RUSSIAN GP PRACTICE 3 (Sky Sports F1) - 0945 (session starts 1000)

FORMULA 3 RACE TWO LIVE (Sky Sports F1) - 1130

LIVE F1 RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING (Sky Sports F1) - 1230 (1300 session start)

FORMULA 2 RACE TWO LIVE (Sky Sports F1) - 1435



FORMULA 3 FEATURE RACE LIVE (Sky Sports F1) - 0750

FORMULA 2 FEATURE RACE LIVE (Sky Sports F1) - 0910

LIVE F1 RUSSIAN GP - Grand Prix Sunday (Sky Sports F1) - 1130

LIVE F1 RUSSIAN GP - Race (Sky Sports F1) - 1300

LIVE F1 RUSSIAN GP - Chequered flag (Sky Sports F1) - 1500


How else can I follow the Russian Grand Prix?

Besides TV coverage, will be providing live text commentary of every practice, qualifying and race session in 2021.

Follow @CRASH_NET_F1 for the latest F1 news, analysis and paddock reaction.

Recent Russian GP Winners:

2020: Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)

2019: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)

2018: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)

2017: Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)

2016: Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)

2015: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)

2014: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)

The remainder of the 2021 F1 calendar:

Russian Grand Prix - September 26

Turkish Grand Prix - October 10

United States Grand Prix - October 24

Mexican Grand Prix - November 7

Brazilian Grand Prix - November 14

TBA - November 21

Saudi Arabian Grand Prix - December 5

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - December 12