When is Russian Grand Prix 2017 and what TV channel is it on? Start time and info for fourth F1 race

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RUSSIAN FOR POLE

The F1 season continues at rapid pace, with Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton at the top of the pile as we head to Sochi

LEWIS HAMILTON and Sebastian Vettel’s rivalry intensified as the pair head to Russia.

The German won the third race of the year with victory at the Bahrain Grand Prix, as the Brit had to settle for second place, just like he had to in Australia.

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Lewis Hamilton was defeated by Sebastian Vettel in the Bahrain Grand Prix

That means it’s finely poised heading to Russia, here’s all the vital race information you need to know.

When is the Russian Grand Prix?

The fourth race of the 2017 season takes place on Sunday, April 30.

Practice one and two will happen on Friday, April 28.

On Saturday, practice three and qualifying will determine who gets pole.


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What time does the Russian Grand Prix start?

The Russian Grand Prix starts at 1pm BST – on Sunday.

Qualifying on the Saturday is at the same time and is expected to last one hour.

Friday practice will begin at 9am UK time with the second session at 1pm.

Saturday’s P3 is at 10am UK time – three hours before qualifying.

Sebastian Vettel leads the world championship after winning two out of the opening three races

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Sebastian Vettel leads the world championship after winning two out of the opening three races

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

The race takes place at the Sochi Autodrom.

Drivers will race 53 laps covering a total distance of 192.45 miles.

What TV channel is the Russian Grand Prix on?

All the coverage is on Channel 4 and Sky Sports F1.

Sky Sports have the rights to all races this season while Channel 4 will show 10 of the races.

For full details on which races are on Channel 4 this year – CLICK HERE.

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