Russian Grand Prix race: Start time, live stream and what TV channel for the F1 2018 race at Sochi Autodrom

F1 heads to Russia for another weekend of explosive action with Lewis Hamilton already having one hand on the world championship.

The Brit held off Sebastian Vettel and Max Verstappen in Singapore to open a 40-point lead in the standings.

 Lewis Hamilton is edging ever closer to the world championship

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Lewis Hamilton is edging ever closer to the world championship

When is the Russian Grand Prix?

The Russian Grand Prix will take place on Sunday, September 30.

It will commence at 12.10pm.

Before that, practice one and two will be held on Friday, September 28 at 9am and 1pm respectively.

Qualifying will then follow on Saturday, September 29 at 1pm.

What TV channel is the Russian Grand Prix on and can I live stream it?

The Russian Grand Prix will be live on Sky Sports F1.

Race day coverage will begin at 10.30am on Sunday, September 30.

On Friday, the broadcast of the practices will commence at 8.45am and 12.45pm, while qualifying coverage on Saturday starts at 12pm.

Ten F1 races will be live on Channel 4 this year, click here to find out if the Russian Grand Prix is among them.

Where is the Russian Grand Prix held?

The Russian Grand Prix is held at the Sochi Autodrom.

Drivers will race 53 laps.

The race is guaranteed to be part of the calendar until 2021, with a seven-year deal having been signed in 2014.

Lewis Hamilton has won twice in Sochi, with Sebastian Vettel and Valtteri Bottas the other victors having won there once.

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F1 heads to Russia for another weekend of explosive action with Lewis Hamilton already having one hand on the world championship.