Watch the Russian Grand Prix Live Online

Formula OneThe Russian Grand Prix will take place on September 30, 2018. Once again, the race will be held on the Sochi Olympic grounds. The practice rounds will be run on Friday and Saturday, the 28th and 29th of September, with the final race being run on Sunday, September 30th. In the US, coverage for this race will begin @ 14:10 on ESPN2. If you are outside the US or do not have a cable or satellite subscription, you could enjoy this race from anywhere with a VPN.

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Since Putin became president of Russia in 2001, he has expressed an interest in returning the Russian Grand Prix to the Formula One racing schedule. During construction of the Olympic venues in Sochi, his vision was finally realized. The first race around this new circuit was first held in 2014, marking 100 years since the last Russian Grand Prix, and only the 4th time the race had been run. Here is a look at the other races this year.

RoundGrand PrixDateTrackChannelWinner
1Australian Grand PrixMarch 251:00am ETESPN2Vettel
2Bahrain Grand PrixApril 811:00am ETESPN2Vettel
3Chinese Grand PrixApril 152:00am ETESPN2Ricciardo
4Azerbaijan Grand PrixApril 298:00am ETESPN2Hamilton
5Spanish Grand PrixMay 139:00am ETESPN2Hamilton
6Monaco Grand PrixMay 279:00am ETESPN2Ricciardo
7Canadian Grand PrixJune 102:00pm ETESPNVettel
8French Grand PrixJune 2410:00am ETESPN2Hamilton
9Austrian Grand PrixJuly 19:00am ETESPN2Verstappen
10British Grand PrixJuly 89:00am ETESPNVettel
11German Grand PrixJuly 229:00am ETESPN2Hamilton
12Hungarian Grand PrixJuly 299:00am ETESPN2Hamilton
13Belgian Grand PrixAugust 269:00am ETESPN2Vettel
14Italian Grand PrixSeptember 29:00am ETESPN2Hamilton
15Singapore Grand PrixSeptember 168:00am ETESPN2Hamilton
16Russian Grand PrixSeptember 307:00am ETESPN2Hamilton
17Japanese Grand PrixOctober 71:00am ETESPN2
18United States Grand PrixOctober 212:00pm ETABC
19Mexican Grand PrixOctober 283:00pm ETABC
20Brazilian Grand PrixNovember 1112:00am ETESPN2
21Abu Dhabi Grand PrixNovember 258:00am ETESPN2

Interestingly, the only car company to win the Russian Grand Prix is Mercedes-Benz. Lewis Hamilton has won 2 of the 4 races run in modern times. Now that Rosberg has retired the field is more wide open. Sebastian Vettel is doing well this year and will definitely give the other racers a run for their money. He wants to become the first racer to win with a different automaker. This race in Sochi will be a turning point because it will help to add to the field of competitors.

Getting back to the race, let’s have a look at Internet channels streaming races this season:

RegionChannelSubscription
Required
Language
AustraliaOneNoEnglish
CroatiaMAXtv To GoYesCroatian
FinlandMTV3YesFinnish
GermanyRTLNoGerman
Sky SportYesGerman
JapanFuji TV NextYesJapanese
RomaniaDolce SportYesRomanian
SpainAntena 3 / Esport 3YesSpanish
SwedenViasatYesSwedish
United KingdomChannel 4NoEnglish
Sky SportsYesEnglish
United StatesESPN PlayYesEnglish
Univision DeportesYesSpanish

If you already have access to one of the streaming channels above then you’re all set.  Just remember to use a VPN if you plan to be outside the country on the day of the race. We like using Channel 4 to watch Formula 1 races. That is because they include wonderful features and coverage all weekend. They are streaming the F1 races this year and you can expect great coverage.

While Formula One grows in popularity, we continue to learn about the fine art of streaming live races. The key is gaining access to the right channel or service. You will need a VPN to get around any geographic restrictions if you want to watch specific coverage, and since streaming services are launching at a record pace, your options are always increasing.

Enjoy all the excitement during the 2018 Russian Grand Prix. Please share this post with your friends so they can enjoy the Formula 1 season from anywhere in the world with a VPN. Follow us @VPNFan for the latest deals and guides.