Timetable for the Russian Grand Prix: Sessions start slightly earlier

20-09-2021 06:30 | Updated: 20-09-2021 09:22
by GPblog.com
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Timetable for the Russian Grand Prix: Sessions start slightly earlier

It took some time to get used to not racing after a Triple Header, but after a week of rest, it's time for another race weekend this week. The Grand Prix of Russia is on the schedule. Find out what time you have to switch on for the GP here.

The Russian Grand Prix is the 15th round of this world championship, and that means that including Russia there are only eight races left this season. However, with Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton embroiled in a title fight, that could remain exciting right up to the final race in Abu Dhabi.

Catch-up for Verstappen

In Russia, Verstappen will have to start at least three places further back due to the grid penalty he received for his collision with Hamilton in Italy. However, it is expected that Verstappen will also use his new engine immediately, meaning he will start from the back of the grid.

The weekend in Russia is a bit earlier than usual. Due to the time difference of two hours the first free practice session is on Friday 09:30am. The main sessions are again on Saturday and Sunday, where unlike Monza we have a 'normal' qualifying before the race. Qualifying and the race will start at 1pm.

Timetable for the 2021 Russian Grand Prix


First free practice: 9:30am - 10:30am

Second free practice: 1pm - 2pm


Third free practice: 10am - 11am

Qualifying: 1pm - 2pm


Race: 1pm - 3pm

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