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 PrixDateLocationWinner
1Bahrain Grand Prix28 MarchSakhir
2Emilia Romagna Grand Prix18 AprilImola
3TBC2 May
4Spanish Grand Prix9 MayMontmeló
5Monaco Grand Prix23 MayMonte Carlo
6Azerbaijan Grand Prix6 JuneBaku
7Canadian Grand Prix13 JuneMontreal
8French Grand Prix27 JuneLe Castellet
9Austrian Grand Prix4 JulySpielberg
10British Grand Prix18 JulySilverstone
11Hungarian Grand Prix1 AugustMogyoród
12Belgian Grand Prix29 AugustStavelot
13Dutch Grand Prix5 SeptemberZandvoort
14Italian Grand Prix12 SeptemberMonza
15Russian Grand Prix26 SeptemberSochi
16Singapore Grand Prix3 OctoberSingapore
17Japanese Grand Prix10 OctoberSuzuka
18United States Grand Prix24 OctoberAustin, Texas
19Mexico City Grand Prix31 OctoberMexico City
20São Paulo Grand Prix7 NovemberSão Paulo
21Australian Grand Prix21 NovemberMelbourne
22Saudi Arabian Grand Prix5 DecemberJeddah
23Abu Dhabi Grand Prix12 DecemberAbu Dhabi

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
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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.

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