The Formula One World Championship season is now underway, with 17 events scheduled on the 2020 calendar. Next up is the Russian GP from 25-27 September, and you can find out exactly how to watch it live right here.
The Formula One championship is a nine-month celebration of the greatest motor-racing season in the world, with each Grand Prix an opportunity for the drivers to showcase their cars and skills under different conditions. You won’t miss a minute when watching it live on your TV at home, or streaming to a mobile device using the options listed below.
Russian Grand Prix TV Guide
A symbol of excellence, the FIA Formula One World Championship travels five continents and draws a global television audience in the hundreds of millions, and this next stop on the circuit is certainly a big part of the success. The Russian Grand Prix is the ninth race on this year’s F1 calendar.
The Russian GP at Sochi is one of the more recent additions to the F1 calendar. It comes two weeks after a very eventful race at Mugello, where Daniel Ricciardo came agonisingly close to making his first podium for Renault. Hamilton and Mercedes again go into the weekend as favourites, with fans now looking further down the field for racing excitement.
When: Friday 25 September – Sunday 27 September (Sydney time)
Where: Sochi, Russia
Initially, there were several major changes to the 2020 F1 season calendar, in an attempt to make the competition more accessible to fans worldwide. But, unfortunately, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many of these races have now been cancelled. This has led the FIA to create a more condensed season, initially taking place across Europe with further races to be confirmed later in the year.
Russian Grand Prix Race Times
Circuit length: 5,245 km (3.4 mi)
Race length: 309.745 km (192.1 mi)
Number of turns: 19
Number of laps: 53
Russian GP LIVE on Australian TV (Sydney time)
|Russian GP Practice #1||Friday 25th September||LIVE: TBC||Fox Sports / Kayo|
|Russian GP Practice #2||Friday 25th September||LIVE: TBC||Fox Sports / Kayo|
|Russian GP Practice #3||Saturday 26th September||LIVE: TBC||Fox Sports / Kayo|
|Russian GP Qualifying||Saturday 26th September||LIVE: TBC||Fox Sports / Kayo|
|Russian GP Race||Sunday 27th September||LIVE: TBC||Fox Sports / Kayo|
|Russian GP Race||Monday 28th September||Replay: TBC||Fox Sports / Kayo|
TV Fixtures shown as Sydney Australia time, adjust for regional differences. As seen below, full F1 Grand Prix replays are available on Foxtel and Kayo Sports following the featured race.
Russian Grand Prix Replays (Sydney time):
|Monday 28th September||TBC||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Monday 28th September||TBC||Foxtel / Kayo|
Watch Formula One Live Online
All 17 featured weekends on the F1 calendar will be broadcast in Australia on Fox Sports, which is available to watch on the Kayo Sports streaming service, as well as Foxtel, Foxtel from Telstra and online with Foxtel Now. This includes every qualifying and practice session shown live, with the Grand Prix ad-break free to enhance your viewing.
Foxtel Now can be renewed month-to-month, requires no set-up fees and allows fans to watch F1 online and live with compatible internet connected devices. Eligible platforms include PC, Mac, iOS or Android mobile devices, as well as Telstra TV, Chromecast, Playstation 4 and more.
Stream the Formula 1 Grand Prix Free
One of the newer options is Kayo Sports, which currently have a 14 day free trial and will televise this Formula One action LIVE via the exact same Fox Sports feed. With Kayo you can stream the Russian Grand Prix live using eligible mobile devices, and by enabling SplitView you can watch up to four events at the same time, so you can enjoy the wide range of sport found in the Kayo TV guide.
Devices available to Kayo users include select PC and Macs, iOS and Android phones and tablets, Apple and Telstra TV, the Google Chromecast, as well as Safari, Firefox, Chrome and Microsoft Edge browsers.
F1 TV Options in Australia
Up next on the Formula 1 calendar is the Russian Grand Prix 2020 (25-27 September), with every session shown live and exclusive via Fox Sports 506 (Foxtel/Kayo). Foxtel and Kayo Sports also have the most extensive live TV coverage of the Supercars championship, as well as each and every weekend of the entire 2020 MotoGP racing season.
Russian Grand Prix Broadcast Guide
The Russian Grand Prix offers a unique viewing experience, whether streaming the action live to your mobile phone, watching at home on a large screen, or online using your personal computer. Here’s just a few of the reasons this year’s Grand Prix will be one of the most watched television events on the 2020 sporting calendar.
– Can anyone close the gap on Mercedes?
– Does Red Bull have a car capable of the splitting Hamilton and Bottas?
– Will Daniel Ricciardo finally get a top-three finish for Renault?
How to Watch the Russian Grand Prix Online
Australian streaming services Kayo Sports and Foxtel Now work with a wide variety of devices that will enable you to watch Formula One online, including Telstra TV, Chrome browsers on both PCs and Macs, and iOS or Android mobile devices (which also let you connect Chromecast to your TV if you have the capability) and more:
|F1 Streaming Device List||User Guide|
|PC/Mac||Yes, web browser only (Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Edge)|
|iOS/Android Phones/Tablets||Yes, via native apps (iOS 11 and Android 6 minimum).|
|Google Chromecast||Yes, the Chromecast Ultra or 3rd Generation required for 1080p HD, otherwise 720p.|
|Telstra TV||Yes, Split View not available; TTV1 limited to 720p.|
|Android TV||Yes, via app for version 7.0 and up.|
|Samsung Smart TVs||Yes, 2017 and later models|
|PS4 and Xbox One||Apps in development – coming soon|
|Apple TV||Yes, 4th Generation and higher|
Fox Sports (Foxtel/Kayo)
Fox Sports via Foxtel and the newly launched Kayo Sports will mobile stream the Russian Grand Prix live, in addition to offering big screen viewers the ultimate at-home entertainment experience of watching the main race ad-break free and in High Definition TV, so you won’t miss a key minute or angle. This includes every qualifying race and formal practice run, and extends to all 17 Formula One championship events starting with Austrian GP in July, right through Abu Dhabi in December. The viewing experience will include greater exposure to the drivers, teams and vehicles, as well as captivating camera angles and the most qualified commentary group in Australia.
Channel 10 (Free To Air)
Channel Ten will continue to show highlights all ten rounds of the 2020 FIA Formula One World Championship on free to air TV. This means that for the remainder of the F1 season Fox Sports (Foxtel/Kayo) are the exclusive Australian television source for the 2020 calendar year. The races that are not live on Free to Air will instead be shown as one hour highlights at 10.30pm (Sydney time) on the Monday night after the event.