The 2015 Russian GP preview
Everything you need to know about this weekend's race!
By William Esler
Last Updated: 07/10/15 2:11pm
F1 heads to the Sochi Autodrom this weekend, to race around the home of the 2014 Winter Olympics for the second time.
The layout uses a mix of a permanent track based around the pit complex and an extended temporary circuit winding around the rest of the Olympic Park.
So read on below as Sky Sports provide your one-stop shop for everything you need to know about the Grand Prix weekend.
The 2015 Russian GP in a nutshell
Track: Sochi Autodrom. Part-temporary, part-permanent circuit.
Race start time: 12pm UK time Sunday (2pm local).
Track length: 5.848km.
Tyre allocation: Supersoft (red) and soft (yellow).
DRS Zones: Two with separate detection spots (between turns one and two and between turns 10 and 13).
Driver steward: Derek Daly.
Lap record: Valtteri Bottas - 1:40.896 (Williams, 2014).
2014 pole: Lewis Hamilton - 1:38.513 (Mercedes).
Sky Sports F1's schedule
Thursday October 8
1pm - Drivers' Press Conference - Live!
Fernando Alonso (McLaren), Romain Grosjean (Lotus), Daniil Kvyat (Red Bull), Felipe Massa (Williams), Nico Rosberg (Mercedes), Carlos Sainz (Toro Rosso).
8:45pm - Paddock Uncut
Friday October 9
7:45am - Russian GP Practice One - Live!
10am - GP2 Practice - Live!
11:45am - Russian GP Practice Two - Live!
1:55pm - GP2 Qualifying - Live!
3pm - Team Principals' Press Conference.
Paul Hembery (Pirelli), Monisha Kaltenborn (Sauber), James Key (Toro Rosso), Graeme Lowdon (Manor), Paul Monaghan (Red Bull), Pat Symonds (Williams)
4pm - The F1 Show - Live!
Saturday October 10
7:30am - GP3 Qualifying - Live!
9:45am - Russian GP Practice Three - Live!
11:15am - Russian GP Qualifying build-up - Live!
11:25am - GP3 Race One - Live!
12:15pm - Russian GP Qualifying - Live!
2:35pm - Russian GP2 Feature Race - Live!
6:30pm - Ted's Qualifying Notebook.
Sunday October 11
7:55am - GP3 Race Two - Live!
9am - GP2 Sprint Race - Live!
10:30am - The 2015 Russian GP - Track Parade - Live!
11am - The 2015 Russian GP - Pit lane - Live!
11:30am - The 2015 Russian GP - Race - Live!
2:30pm - The 2015 Russian GP - Paddock Live!
5:30pm - Russian GP highlights.
6:30pm - Ted's Race Notebook.
There has only been one Grand Prix in Russia to date and Lewis Hamilton took pole and victory in Sochi last year.
2014 result: 1. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes); 2. Nico Rosberg, (Mercedes); 3. Valtteri Bottas (Williams); 4. Jenson Button (McLaren); 5. Kevin Magnussen (McLaren); 6. Fernando Alonso (Ferrari); 7. Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull); 8. Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull); 9. Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari); 10. Sergio Perez (Force India).
Pirelli will bring the softest tyres in their range - the red-marked supersoft and the yellow-banded soft tyres to Russia. These tyres are a step softer than last year.
The Italian firm's motorsport director Paul Hembery said: "There were a number of question marks that we faced coming to the Sochi circuit for the first time last year - as is inevitably the case with any new circuit - but we have since been able to collect extra data that means we have more information for 2015.
"As a result, we have gone a step softer with the tyre nomination this year to help us get back into the two to three pit stop window, which is what we desire for every race."
Sky Bet odds
After extending his championship lead in Japan, Lewis Hamilton remains favourite for the race victory with Sky Bet. Check out the latest full range of race and title odds here.