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What time does the 2021 Russian Grand Prix start in Australia?


Tensions between the title contenders will be on show.

The Formula 1® season continues with the 2021 Russian Grand Prix this weekend.

Here is everything you need to know, including the start time and race info.


When is the Russian Grand Prix?

Round 15 of the 2021 F1® season takes place on Sunday 26th September at the Sochi Autodrom.

Practice begins on Friday 24th September with FP1 and FP2, followed by FP3 and Qualifying on Saturday 25th September.

What time does the Russian Grand Prix start?

The 2021 Russian GP starts at 3:00 pm local time on Sunday 26th September, which is 10:00 pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) on Sunday 26th September.

The AEST for each session in Monza is as follows:

  • Practice 1: Friday 6:30pm-7:30pm AEST
  • Practice 2: Friday 10:00pm-11:00pm AEST

  • Practice 3: Saturday 7:00pm-8:00pm AEST
  • Qualifying: Saturday 10:00pm-11:00pm AEST
  • Race: Sunday 10:00pm AEST

Where is the Russian Grand Prix held and how many laps is it?

The race takes place at Sochi Autodrom, located in Russia.

Drivers will race 53 laps covering a total distance of 309.745 kilometres.

What TV channel is the Russian Grand Prix on in Australia?

All live F1® television coverage in Australia is on Fox Sports, which is available via Foxtel.

Live HD streaming is also available for compatible devices through Kayo Sports.

For free-to-air viewers, 10 Bold will show highlights of the race at 10:30 pm AEST on Monday 27th September 2021. Check local guides for more details.

Read our complete guide on how to watch Formula 1® in Australia.