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
1Australian Grand PrixMarch 17MelbourneBottas
2Bahrain Grand PrixMarch 31SakhirHamilton
3Chinese Grand PrixApril 14ShanghaiHamilton
4Azerbaijan Grand PrixApril 28BakuBottas
5Spanish Grand PrixMay 12BarcelonaHamilton
6Monaco Grand PrixMay 26MonacoHamilton
7Canadian Grand PrixJune 9MontrealHamilton
8French Grand PrixJune 23Le CastelletHamilton
9Austrian Grand PrixJune 30SpielbergVerstappen
10British Grand PrixJuly 14SilverstoneHamilton
11German Grand PrixJuly 28HockenheimVerstappen
12Hungarian Grand PrixAugust 4BudapestHamilton
13Belgian Grand PrixSeptember 1Spa-FrancorchampsLeclerc
14Italian Grand PrixSeptember 8MonzaLeclerc
15Singapore Grand PrixSeptember 22SingaporeVettel
16Russian Grand PrixSeptember 29Sochi
17Japanese Grand PrixOctober 13Suzuka
18Mexican Grand PrixOctober 27Mexico City
19United States Grand PrixNovember 3Austin
20Brazilian Grand PrixNovember 17Sao Paulo
21Abu Dhabi Grand PrixDecember 1Yas Island

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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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.