Watch Russian Grand Prix 2021 Live Stream Free

    by vikiwardz
    Published: September 26, 2021 (4 weeks ago)

    Russian Grand Prix live stream and how to watch the F1 from Sochi for free today, TV channel. The Max vs Lewis battle continues this weekend as F1 returns to the legendary Sochi Autodrom for the 2021 Russian Grand Prix. McLaren’s Lando Norris secured a stunning first pole as Hamilton crashed. The British champion, chasing his 100th grand prix victory, starts 4th. The race is at 1pm BST today. Austrian F1 fans can stream the race for free. Make sure you know how to watch an Russian Grand Prix free live stream wherever you are.


    The 2021 Russian Grand Prix takes place over 53 laps of the 5.848-kilometre Sochi Autodrom. Bottas went fastest in first and second practice on Friday but it Lando Norris who notched up an incredible pole in rainy conditions. Carlos Sainz starts second, and Williams’ George Russell managed an impressive third. It’s lights out for the 2021 Russian Grand Prix at 1pm BST / 5am PT / 8am ET / 10pm AEST.

    Despite crashing into a wall and spinning during quali, Lewis Hamilton remains hot favourite to take his 100th Formula 1 victory this weekend; Mercedes have dominated Sochi in recent years, winning every Russian GP since 2014 (Hamilton taking four, Bottas three).

    “These things are sent to try us,” Hamilton told Sky Sports. “I feel terrible right now but I’ll turn it into a positive. Twice in the wall… that’s very rare for me.”

    Verstappen is currently five points clear of Hamilton in the driver’s standings but that could quickly change. The Dutchman’s task will start the race at the back of the grid after taking an engine penalty.

    Red Bull driver Verstappen said: “It will be of course completely different to Monza and it looks like there might be some rain this weekend… I’m definitely looking forward to going back there and seeing what we can do. The penalty is of course not ideal but nothing is lost.”

    Meanwhile, Ferrari will debut a “significant” new engine at Sochi, forcing Charles Leclerc to start from the back of the grid.

    Who has the pace to tame Sochi? Hamilton vs Verstappen is one of the most intense F1 battles ever seen on TV so don’t miss a second. F1 fans in Austria can watch every race free. Follow our guide on how to watch an Russian Grand Prix live stream from anywhere in the world.
    Watch a Russian Grand Prix free live stream

    Russian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton holds F1 trophy aloft
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    Lucky enough to live in Austria? You can watch the entire F1 season – including the 2021 Russian Grand Prix – for free.

    ServusTV, the free-to-air station owned by Red Bull, has split the rights to F1 with public broadcaster ORF until 2023.

    Going to be outside Austria this weekend? Simply use a VPN to access a Russian Grand Prix free live stream without being blocked.

    We recommend ExpressVPN as it comes with a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee. Details below.
    Watch F1 anywhere in the world using a VPN

    Even if you have subscribed to the relevant Russian Grand Prix rights holders, you won’t be able to access them when outside your own country. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access.

    A Virtual Private Network (VPN) helps you get around this obstacle. A VPN creates a private connection between your device and the internet, so that the servers and services you’re accessing aren’t aware of what you’re doing. All the information passing back and forth is entirely encrypted.

    There are lots of VPN providers but some are more reliable and safer than others. As a rule, we suggest a paid-for service such as ExpressVPN which offers a 100 per cent risk-free money-back guarantee. If you’re not happy with the service any time within the first 30-days, then you can cancel with no penalties at all.

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    Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

    1. Install the VPN of your choice. ExpressVPN is the one we recommend.

    2. Open up the VPN app and choose the location of the service you wish to access. For the Russian Grand Prix, you may wish to choose ‘Austria’ for ServusTV or ORF.

    3. Then head over to ServusTV or ORF on your browser or device and enjoy the Russian Grand Prix live stream.
    F1 season pass for only $9.99 a month

    Russian Grand Prix live stream and how to watch the F1 from Sochi for free
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    F1 TV Pro is one of the cheapest ways to watch live coverage of every 2021 F1 race in HD. Subscription costs just $9.99 per month in the US, or €7.99 a month in France and the Netherlands.

    Brazilian F1 fans can subscribe to F1 TV Pro and stream every track session of the 2021 F1 season for the crazy-low price of R$143 (US$27) a year. You can even select English commentary from Sky’s Martin Brundle and David Croft.

    F1 TV Pro is available in 188 countries, but not the UK, sadly. If you’re visiting the UK from abroad and want to watch the Russian Grand Prix, you’ll need to use a VPN to access F1 TV Pro without being blocked. We recommend ExpressVPN as it comes with a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee.

    F1 TV Pro is available through the F1 TV website, iOS/Android apps, Roku TV and other mobile devices. The app supports Chromecast and AirPlay 2.
    How to watch the Russian Grand Prix in 4K

    Russian Grand Prix live stream and how to watch the F1 from Sochi for free
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    Sky has the exclusive UK television rights to show every F1 race until the end of 2024. To watch the Russian Grand Prix in 4K Ultra HD (who wouldn’t?) you’ll need a Sky Q set-top box and a package with Ultra HD and Sky Sports F1.

    That starts at £45 per month, with a one-off payment of £20 if you’re not already a Sky subscriber. It’s a fair chunk of change, but it’s the only way to watch the F1 live and in 4K.

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    Russian GP live stream in Full HD with Dolby 5.1

    Don’t want to commit to a Sky contract? Anyone can watch this weekend’s Russian Grand Prix on Sky’s pay-per-view platform, Now.

    Now is available on all good smart TVs and set-top-boxes. There’s no 4K option, but go for the Now Boost add-on and you can stream in Full 1080p HD with Dolby 5.1 surround sound.
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    Now Sports pass Watch F1 in Full HD from £9.98
    A Now day pass for all 11 Sky Sports channels can cost as little as £9.98. If you want to see a few Grand Prix, it’s cheaper to go for the monthly pass at £33.99. The price includes a free 7-day trial of Now Boost, so you can watch in Full HD with 5.1 surround sound.