Broadcast Times for the 2016 F1 Russian Grand Prix

Sochi Autodrom, Russian Grand Prix

The Russian Grand Prix was moved up in 2016 and it’s now Round 4 of the Formula 1 World Championship. The Sochi Autodrom is a semi permanent facility that was built as part of the Winter Olympics park. Built on the shores of the warm waters of the Black Sea the popular seaside area is being called the Russian Rivera.

The circuit hosts its third F1 Russian Grand Prix race in as many years. No major changes have been made to the layout of circuit and the low degradation characteristic of the asphalt seems to have remained over the years. The super soft, soft and medium compound tyre should throw up a few surprises although we may not see that many pit stops due to the low degradation levels.

With Nico Roaberg’s championship lead at 36 points, his team mate Lewis Hamilton will need to put in a strong performance this weekend to show some intent. Red Bull put in a strong performance in China and would’ve had two cars on the podium had Daniel Ricciardo not suffered his puncture.

Ferrari will be looking over their shoulder a bit more after China while focusing their efforts chasing their first victory for 2016. Ferrari have pushed their engine development and are expected to debut their upgraded engine at the Russian Grand Prix weekend together with a new front wing in the hopes that it may bring the Scuderia their first win of the season.

Herewith your broadcast times for the 2016 Russian Grand Prix weekend:

CDT GMT+2 GMT Local
Free Practice 1 04:00 (Fri) 09:00 (Fri) 07:00 (Fri) 10:00 (Fri)
Free Practice 2 08:00 (Fri) 13:00 (Fri) 11:00 (Fri) 14:00 (Fri)
Free Practice 3 06:00 (Sat) 11:00 (Sat) 09:00 (Sat) 12:00 (Sat)
Qualifying 09:00 (Sat) 14:00 (Sat) 12:00 (Sat) 15:00 (Sat)
Race 09:00 (Sun) 14:00 (Sun) 12:00 (Sun) 15:00 (Sun)

 

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2017 Australian GP Broadcast Times

CDTGMTGMT+2Local
Free Practice 1Thursday 20:00Friday 01:00Friday 03:00Friday 12:00
Free Practice 2Friday 00:00Friday 05:00Friday 07:00Friday 16:00
Free Practice 3Friday 22:00Saturday 03:00Saturday 05:00Saturday 14:00
QualifyingSaturday 01:00Saturday 06:00Saturday 08:00Saturday 17:00
RaceSunday 00:00Sunday 05:00Sunday 07:00Sunday 16:00

2016 Drivers Championship

Pos.DriverPoints
1 Nico Rosberg🏆385
2 Lewis Hamilton380
3 Daniel Ricciardo256
4 Sebastian Vettel212
5 Max Verstappen204
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