After a week off, Formula 1 returns to action with the Russian Grand Prix at the Sochi Autodrom.
Following a dramatic Tuscan GP at Mugello which was halted by two red flags, Lewis Hamilton claimed victory to extend his F1 world championship lead to 55 points over Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas.
The Mercedes pair head to Sochi as heavy favourites to continue their domination of the 2020 F1 season with the German manufacturer still undefeated at the circuit since it joined the F1 world championship calendar in 2014.
Hamilton has the opportunity to move level with Michael Schumacher at the top of the all-time F1 wins list after taking his 90th career victory at Mugello.
Red Bull will be hoping for a fightback with a rejuvenated Max Verstappen after suffering consecutive retirements due to mechanical issues at Monza and Mugello.
The Milton Keynes-based squad will also be optimistic Alexander Albon can arrive in Russia with renewed confidence following his maiden F1 podium secured last time out in the Tuscan GP.
F1's biggest underperformers this season Ferrari will deliver a minor upgrade package this weekend but team principal Mattia Binotto has already stated they "will not change the big picture". With F1's midfield remaining fiercely competitive, the second half of the shaken-up 2020 season is open to opportunity with eight races spread over the next 11 weeks heading to a mixture of familiar, old favourite and totally unknown circuits.
2020 Formula 1 Russian GP session timings
F1 is sticking to its traditional format of two free practice sessions lasting 90 minutes each on Friday, followed by an additional practice session running for one hour on Saturday morning.
The Q1, Q2 and Q3 knockout-style qualifying format is also being retained on Saturday afternoon to decide the grid for the 53-lap Russian GP on Sunday.
Formula 2 is acting as the support class to the F1 Russian GP.
Friday 25th September 2020
Free Practice 1: 9:00am-10:30pm BST (11:00am-12:30pm local)
Free Practice 2: 1:00pm-2:30pm BST (3:00pm-4:30pm local)
Saturday 26th September 2020
Free Practice 3: 10:00am-11:00am BST (12:00pm-1:00pm local)
Qualifying: 1:00pm-2:00pm BST (3:00pm-4:00pm local)
Sunday 27th September 2020
Race: 12:10pm BST (2:10pm local)
How can I watch the Russian GP?
Channel: Sky Sports F1 HD
Channel numbers - Sky: 406
Channel numbers - Virgin Media: 506 (Sky Sports F1 HD)
Sky Sports has live and exclusive broadcasting rights in the United Kingdom with the build-up to the F1 race starting from 10:30am ahead of lights out at 12:10pm.
When can I watch the highlights?
Channel: Channel 4
Start time: Saturday qualifying 6:30pm, Sunday race 5:30pm
Channel 4 has the rights to show Russian GP highlights of qualifying on Saturday and the race on Sunday.
Weather forecast for the Russian GP
Sochi is set to be bathed in sunshine all weekend for the Russian GP with highs of 28 degrees Celsius on race day.
Pirelli tyre allocation for the Russian GP
Pirelli has opted for its softest range of compounds for the Russian GP, with the hard tyre C3, medium tyre C4 and soft tyre C5.
For all of the races in the reshuffled 2020 F1 season each driver will be given the same allocation of tyres per race: eight sets of soft tyres, three sets of medium tyres and two sets of hard tyres. Pirelli will also supply a range of wet and intermediate tyres for each driver.
Most Russian GP winners
Lewis Hamilton: 4 wins (2014, 2015, 2018, 2019)
Nico Rosberg: 1 win (2016)
Valtteri Bottas: 1 win (2017)