After a week off, Formula 1 returns to action with the Russian Grand Prix at the Sochi od Todrom.
Following the dramatic Tuscan GP at Mugello, who was stopped by two red flags, Lewis Hamilton claimed victory against Mercedes team-mate Valteri Bottas to extend his F1 World Championship lead to 55 points.
The Mercedes pair is still undefeated in the circuit with the German manufacturer in the 2020 F1 season to move towards making Sochi a huge favorite since it was included in the F1 World Championship calendar in 2014.
Hamilton has a chance to top the all-time F1 winning list with Michael Schumacher after winning the 90th of his career at Mugello.
Red Bull will be hoping for a fight with rejuvenated Max Verstapen after suffering a series of retirements due to mechanical problems at Monza and Mugello.
The Milton Cannes-based team will also be hopeful that Alexander Alban can come to Russia with new confidence when his first lady F1 podium Tuscan GP. Was last out in.
Ferrari, the F1’s biggest underperformer this season, will offer a small upgrade package this week but team principal Matia Binoto has already said they will not “change the big picture”. The F1’s midfield remains highly competitive, leading to a mix of familiar, old favorite and unfamiliar circuits with eight races spanning the next 11 weeks in the second half of the shaky 2020 season.
2020 Formula 1 Russian GP Session time
The F1 sticks to its traditional format of two non-practice fee practice sessions lasting 90 minutes each Friday, followed by an additional one-hour practice session on Saturday morning.
On Sunday the 53-lap Russian G.P. So the qualifying format of Q1, Q2 and Q3 knockout style on Saturday afternoon to determine the grid has also been maintained.
Formula 2 F1 Russian GP Acts as a support class.
Friday 25 September 2020
Free Practice 1: 9:00 am-10:30 pm BST (11:00 am 12:30:30 pm Local)
Free Practice 2: 1:00 2:30 pm BST (Evening: 00:00 00-40 pm Local)
Saturday 26 September 2020
Free Practice 3: 10:00 am-11: 00am BST (12:00 pm-1: 00 pm Local)
Qualification: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm BST (3:00 pm-00-00 local)
Sunday 27 September 2020
Race: 12:10 pm BST (2:10 pm)
I am a Russian GP. How do I see?
Channel: Sky Sports F1 HD
Channel Numbers – Sky: 406
Channel Numbers – Virgin Media: 506 (Sky Sports F1 HD)
Sky Sports has live and exclusive broadcasting rights in the United Kingdom, starting at 10:30 a.m. to 12:10 p.m., with build-up in the F1 race.
When can I see the highlights?
Channel: Channel 4
Start time: Qualify Saturday 6:30 pm, Sunday 5:30 pm
Channel 4 has a Russian GP. The right to show qualifying highlights on Saturdays and Sunday races.
Russian GP Weather forecast for
Russian GP with a high of 28 degrees Celsius on the day of the Sochi recession. So get ready to sunbathe all weekend.
Russian GP Allocation of Pirelli tires for
Pirelli has a Russian GP with hard tires C3, medium tires C4 and soft tires C5. Has therefore chosen a softer range of its compounds.
For all races in the altered 2020 F1 season, each driver will be given an equal allocation of tires per race: eight sets of soft tires, three touch medium tires and two durable hard tires. Pirelli will also offer a range of wet and intermediate tires for each driver.
Most Russian GPs
Lewis Hamilton: 4 wins (2014, 2015, 2018, 2019)
Nico Rosberg: 1 win (2016)
Voltaire Botas: 1 win (2017)
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