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2020 Russian Grand Prix TV Times

2020 Russian Grand Prix

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2020 Russian Grand Prix: Friday 25 September – Sunday 27 September 2020


DaySessionChannelCoverage startsSession startsSession ends
FridayRussian Grand Prix first practice liveSky Sports F108:3009:0010:30
FridayRussian Grand Prix second practice liveSky Sports F112:4513:0014:30
SaturdayRussian Formula 2 race one LiveSky Sports F108:0508:05
SaturdayRussian Grand Prix third practice liveSky Sports F109:4510:0011:00
SaturdayRussian Grand Prix qualifying liveSky Sports F112:0013:00
SaturdayRussian Grand Prix qualifying highlightsChannel 418:30
SundayRussian Formula 2 race two LiveSky Sports F108:4508:45
SundayRussian Grand Prix race liveSky Sports F110:3012:10
SundayRussian Grand Prix race highlightsChannel 417:30

USA (Eastern)

DaySessionChannelCoverage startsSession startsSession ends
FridayRussian Grand Prix first practice liveESPN23:554:005:30
FridayRussian Grand Prix second practice liveESPN27:558:009:30
SaturdayRussian Grand Prix third practice liveESPN4:555:006:00
SaturdayRussian Grand Prix qualifying liveESPN27:558:00
SundayRussian Grand Prix race liveESPN27:057:10

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8 comments on “2020 Russian Grand Prix TV Times”

  1. Is Sky not showing the F2 races this weekend? If not where can you watch them ?

    1. F1 live streams F2 races on their youtube channel, that is a good option to watch them there.

  2. I think there is a typo for the starting times of F2’s race 1 and FP3.

    1. Says on Sky TV guide 9.00pm 🤨

  3. I don’t really get the thing about having FP2 and QLF both commence at 15:00 when the race is for 14:10 (local times).
    hy not 14:00-14:00-14:10 for the sake of consistency or at least 15:00-14:00-14:10 like with Silverstone this year? Alternatively, 14:00-15:00-14:10. Why not just, for every event, start these three sessions during the same hour, i.e., 14:00 for both FP2 and QLF if the local time for the race in question is 14:10, and 15:00 if it’s 15:10, 13:00 when 13:10 and so on? Would also give 60 minutes more scope with the sunset times, especially considering the support categories.

  4. If the times are correct then there is a conflict with MotoGP and F1 this weekend and given Sochi generally is a snoozefest worse than Moto2 races I can safely watch starting 5-6 laps and skip over to MotoGP where title fight this year has gotten lot more interesting.

    1. @Chaitanya Not F1’s fault. This was Sochi’s weekend all along already before COVID. BTW, does F1 actually live stream the F2 races on the official YT channel? I use that regularly, but haven’t noticed any full-race streams there. Not that I’d care an awful lot, though.

      1. Yes, this year onwards F1 has started live streaming F2 races on youtube and they also seem to be leaving full F2 races on their channel for anyone who wants to watch them later. For me in India its the best way to watch F2 races as none of sports channels air lower classes of Formula racing unlike MotoGP where all 3 classes are aired in single telecast. I found Sochi’s time quite odd as Qualifying session(according to F1 website) is on at 17.30 IST while race is starting nearly an hour early at 16.40 while TV schedule and Times posted above are about 1hr later.

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