Russian Grand Prix: Schedule, TV, Live stream, weather forecast

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Formula 1 heads to Russia this weekend as the sport makes its return to Sochi for the latest round of the world championship.

It's a weekend that will see Max Verstappen start on the backfoot, with him carrying a three-place grid penalty over from the Italian Grand Prix after his incident with Lewis Hamilton.

What's the key info ahead of this weekend, though? We take a look now...

What is the Russian Grand Prix Schedule?

Here's how the sessions will play out this weekend (all times BST:)

Friday 24th September

FP1: 9:30am-10:30am

FP2: 1pm-2pm

Saturday 25th September

FP3: 10am-11am

Qualifying: 1pm-2pm

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Sunday 26th September

Race: 1pm

What TV channel is the Russian Grand Prix on?

Sky Sports will be showing live and exclusive coverage in the UK of every session from the first practice hour on Friday through to the race on Sunday.

Channel 4 will also show free-to-air highlights over the course of the race weekend.

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Are there any live streams of the Russian Grand Prix?

F1 TV Pro subscribers can catch all of the action, check details to see if the stream is available in your country.

What is the weather forecast for the Russian Grand Prix?

Early this week there have been shots released of the paddock being flooded by rainfall in Sochi, which is hardly the ideal start for a Grand Prix weekend.

Scattered showers are expected on Friday which may intensify in the evening, though that of course means we could get dry running in the day.

Saturday, meanwhile, currently looks to have a big chance of rain (over 90%) during qualifying in the afternoon, with highs of 17 degrees Celcius.

Finally, Sunday currently has around a 70% chance of rain as things stand, and many will be watching the weather radar with intent ahead of what could be a dramatic weekend.

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