Russian Grand Prix

Felipe Nasr of Sauber drives during the Formula One Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on October 11, 2015
Russia wants later race date in 2018
Russia will press to have its round of the 2018 world championship pushed back by several months.
Jun 6, 13:32
Valtteri Bottas of Williams in the paddock during previews ahead of the Formula One Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on April 28, 2016
Valtteri Bottas: 'Number two talks no motivation'
Valtteri Bottas denies that being called a de-facto 'number two' driver had something to do with his motivation to win in Russia.
May 2, 11:13
Felipe Nasr of Sauber drives during the Formula One Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on October 11, 2015
No night race in Russia
Organisers of the Russian Grand Prix have backed away from their earlier deliberations about turning the Sochi event into a night race.
Apr 30, 20:47
Valtteri Bottas of Williams in the paddock during previews ahead of the Formula One Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on April 28, 2016
Result: Valtteri Bottas claims first Formula 1 race win with Russian Grand Prix triumph
Valtteri Bottas of Mercedes seals his first Formula 1 race win after triumphing in the Russian GP ahead of Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel.
Apr 30, 14:43
Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari looks on as he sits in the garage during final practice for the Formula One Grand Prix of Italy at Autodromo di Monza on September 5, 2015
Sebastian Vettel to use 'racing socks' from Russia
Sebastian Vettel will begin using racing 'socks' rather than traditional boots this weekend in Russia.
Apr 26, 11:35
Romain Grosjean of Haas F1 in the paddock ahead of the Formula One Grand Prix of China at Shanghai International Circuit on April 17, 2016
Sochi brake switch for Haas unlikely
Haas appear unlikely to complete their brake manufacturer switch ahead of this weekend's Russian Grand Prix.
Apr 25, 09:34
Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari looks on as he sits in the garage during final practice for the Formula One Grand Prix of Italy at Autodromo di Monza on September 5, 2015
Sebastian Vettel: 'Sochi temperatures won't stop Ferrari'
Sebastian Vettel thinks that Ferrari will continue to impress next weekend in Russia.
Apr 21, 12:41
Felipe Nasr of Sauber drives during the Formula One Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on October 11, 2015
Sochi staying on calendar until 2025
Russia is set to remain on the F1 calendar for the best part of the next decade.
Feb 28, 07:40
Felipe Nasr of Sauber drives during the Formula One Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on October 11, 2015
Private companies to pay Russian Grand Prix race fee
The race fee for the Russian Grand Prix will be paid entirely by private investors in 2017.
Feb 10, 08:32
Toto Wolff the Mercedes GP Executive Director looks on from the pitwall during day four of Formula One Winter Testing at the Circuito de Jerez on January 31, 2014
Toto Wolff unhappy about Russian Grand Prix TV coverage
Toto Wolff vows to raise with Bernie Ecclestone the issue of Mercedes's under-representation on television, despite their ongoing dominance of F1.
May 12, 13:55
Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari looks on as he sits in the garage during final practice for the Formula One Grand Prix of Italy at Autodromo di Monza on September 5, 2015
Sebastian Vettel engine 'survived Daniil Kvyat clashes'
Sebastian Vettel's engine survived his clashes with Daniil Kvyat in Russia, according to a report.
May 10, 10:08
Nico Rosberg of Mercedes gets into his car in the garage during previews ahead of the Formula One Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on April 28, 2016
Vladimir Putin meeting surprised Nico Rosberg
Nico Rosberg admits to being surprised when he met Russia's controversial president Vladimir Putin after the race in Sochi.
May 3, 11:21
The Russian flag flies in the paddock during previews ahead of the Formula One Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on April 28, 2016
Minister: 'Russia not ready for more Formula 1 races'
Russia's sports minister plays down suggestions that the country might add another annual grand prix to the Formula 1 calendar.
May 3, 11:17
Carlos Sainz of Toro Rosso during previews ahead of the Formula One Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on April 28, 2016
Carlos Sainz hits out at Jolyon Palmer incident penalty
Carlos Sainz hits out at the 10-second penalty imposed for his confrontation with rival Jolyon Palmer at Sochi.
May 3, 10:15
Daniil Kvyat of Red Bull Racing gets ready in the garage during practice for the Formula One Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on April 29, 2016
Daniil Kvyat phoned Sebastian Vettel after Sochi crashes
Daniil Kvyat says that he spoke with Sebastian Vettel on the phone after the Russian Grand Prix.
May 2, 08:20
Nico Rosberg of Mercedes gets into his car in the garage during previews ahead of the Formula One Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on April 28, 2016
Result: Nico Rosberg eases to Russian Grand Prix win
Nico Rosberg continues his winning start to the 2016 Formula 1 campaign thanks to a victory in Russia.
May 1, 15:38
Sauber team principal Monisha Kaltenborn arrives at the Marina Bay Street circuit for the Formula One Singapore Grand Prix on September 18, 2014
Two Sauber figures absent in Russia
Monisha Kaltenborn is once again missing in action this weekend in Russia.
May 1, 08:55
Lewis Hamilton stands in the paddock during a press conference at the Circuit de Catalunya on February 25, 2016
Mercedes boss: "No explanation" for Lewis Hamilton engine failure
Lewis Hamilton finishes 10th in qualifying for Sunday's Russian Grand Prix, which Mercedes boss Toto Wolff admits caught him by surprise.
Apr 30, 19:13
Lewis Hamilton stands in the paddock during a press conference at the Circuit de Catalunya on February 25, 2016
Mercedes's Lewis Hamilton quickest in third practice of Russian Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton tops third practice, just 0.068 seconds quicker than Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg ahead of Sunday's Russian Grand Prix.
Apr 30, 11:12
Felipe Nasr of Sauber drives during the Formula One Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on October 11, 2015
Bernie Ecclestone: 'Russian Grand Prix secure with Vladimir Putin's backing'
Bernie Ecclestone says that Russia will stay on the F1 schedule so long as it has the backing of Vladimir Putin.
Apr 30, 10:47
Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari looks on as he sits in the garage during final practice for the Formula One Grand Prix of Italy at Autodromo di Monza on September 5, 2015
Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel handed five-place grid penalty for Russian GP
Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel is given a five-place grid penalty for Sunday's Russian Grand Prix following a gearbox change.
Apr 29, 18:24
Mercedes lewis Hamilton day 1 feb 2016 testing
Lewis Hamilton tops second practice in Russia
Lewis Hamilton goes fastest in second practice for the Russian Grand Prix ahead of Sebastian Vettel and Nico Rosberg.
Apr 29, 14:35
Felipe Nasr of Sauber drives during the Formula One Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on October 11, 2015
Russian Grand Prix night race talks still on
Talks are still on track for Sochi to switch to a night race format in the future.
Apr 29, 10:06
Nico Rosberg of Mercedes during practice for the Formula One Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on April 29, 2016
Result: Mercedes' Nico Rosberg dominates first practice session of Russian Grand Prix
Mercedes's Nico Rosberg dominates the first practice session at the Russian Grand Prix by clocking the fastest time ahead of Lewis Hamilton.
Apr 29, 09:41
Sauber's Brazilian driver Felipe Nasr attends a press conference ahead of the Formula One Russian Grand Prix at the Sochi Autodrom circuit on April 28, 2016
Felipe Nasr to get new chassis in Russia
Felipe Nasr will get the new chassis he has been craving for this weekend's Russian Grand Prix.
Apr 28, 16:49
Felipe Nasr of Sauber drives during the Formula One Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on October 11, 2015
Sochi tweaks track after Carlos Sainz crash
Race organisers make changes to the Sochi circuit in the wake of Carlos Sainz's huge crash a year ago.
Apr 28, 10:58
Sauber's Felipe Nasr takes part in a press conference at the Interlagos pits on November 12, 2015
Sauber: 'New chassis not ready for struggling Felipe Nasr'
Felipe Nasr will not be able to end his early 2016 troubles by switching to a new Sauber chassis this weekend in Russia.
Apr 27, 09:32
Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen takes a corner during the first practice session at the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai on April 15, 2016
Ferrari to race upgraded engine in Russia
Ferrari will bid to breathe life into its 2016 championship charge by unveiling a key engine upgrade for Russia next weekend.
Apr 23, 13:04
Sauber F1 feb 2016
Marcus Ericsson willing to swap cars with Felipe Nasr
Marcus Ericsson says that he is willing to swap chassis with struggling teammate Felipe Nasr ahead of the forthcoming Russian Grand Prix.
Apr 19, 14:27
Sauber's Felipe Nasr takes part in a press conference at the Interlagos pits on November 12, 2015
Felipe Nasr to get new chassis in Russia?
Felipe Nasr is hoping that his bad start to the 2016 season finally ends in Russia.
Apr 17, 13:48
McLaren Racing Director Eric Boullier looks on in the paddock during day one of Formula One testing at Yas Marina Circuit on November 25, 2014
Eric Boullier happy with "hard-earned" McLaren points
Eric Boullier praises the efforts of Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso during Sunday's Russian Grand Prix.
Oct 13, 19:46
Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates with the trophy on the podium after winning the Formula One Grand Prix of Japan at Suzuka Circuit on September 27, 2015
Lewis Hamilton denies spraying Russia president Vladimir Putin with champagne
Formula 1 ace Lewis Hamilton denies spraying Russia leader Vladimir Putin with champagne during race celebrations in Sochi.
Oct 13, 10:45
Kimi Raikkonen of Finland and Ferrari walks across the paddock during practice for the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at Bahrain International Circuit on April 17, 2015
Kimi Raikkonen defends Valtteri Bottas overtake
Kimi Raikkonen defends his attempt to pass Valtteri Bottas near the end of the Russian Grand Prix, which cost the Finn a 30-second penalty.
Oct 11, 19:07
Lewis Hamilton in action during the Italian GP practice on September 4, 2015
Lewis Hamilton concerned by Mercedes reliability problems
Lewis Hamilton admits to concerns about Mercedes reliability after he lost pace in the latter stages of the Russian Grand Prix.
Oct 11, 17:05
Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes GP celebrates in parc ferme after winning the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit de Monaco on May 24, 2015
Nico Rosberg: "I should have won the race"
Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg believes he would have won the Russian Grand Prix if he had not been forced to retire because of a throttle issue.
Oct 11, 14:48
Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates with the trophy on the podium after winning the Formula One Grand Prix of Japan at Suzuka Circuit on September 27, 2015
Result: Lewis Hamilton wins Russian Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton is just two points off the Formula 1 World Championship after winning the Russian Grand Prix.
Oct 11, 13:56
Carlos Sainz Jr of Spain talks with engineer Andy Deram as he prepares to drive the Infiniti Red Bull Racing car during the young drivers test at Silverstone Circuit on July 19, 2013
Toro Rosso driver Carlos Sainz cleared to race in Russian Grand Prix
Toro Rosso driver Carlos Sainz is passed fit to race in the Russian Grand Prix, despite being involved in a serious crash on Saturday during practice.
Oct 11, 09:41
Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team's British driver Lewis Hamilton reacts after the qualifying race at the Hungaroring racetrack in Mogyorod, Hungary,on July 25, 2015
Lewis Hamilton: 'Russian Grand Prix track lacks character'
Lewis Hamilton says that Formula 1 tracks lack "character" and criticises track designer Hermann Tilke.
Oct 10, 22:58
Jenson Button of Great Britain and McLaren Honda speaks at a press conference during previews to the Formula One Grand Prix of Japan at Suzuka Circuit on September 24, 2015
Jenson Button: 'Speed helped us through Q1 in Russia'
Jenson Button claims that speed helped his McLaren through to 13th on the grid at the Russian Grand Prix.
Oct 10, 16:21
Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team's British driver Lewis Hamilton waves after taking the pole position in the pits after the qualifying session at the Spa-Francorchamps ciruit in Spa on August 22, 2015
Lewis Hamilton satisfied with second place after qualifying
Lewis Hamilton claims that he is happy with second on the grid for Sunday's Russian Grand Prix.
Oct 10, 15:25



TeamPoints
1Mercedes330
2Ferrari275
3Red Bull174
4Force India95
5Williams-Mercedes41
6Toro Rosso33
7Haas29
8Renault26
9Sauber5
10McLaren2
DriversTeamPoints
1Sebastian VettelFerrari177
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes176
3Valtteri BottasMercedes154
4Daniel RicciardoRed Bull117
5Kimi RaikkonenFerrari98
6Max VerstappenRed Bull57
7Sergio PerezForce India52
8Esteban OconForce India43
9Carlos SainzToro Rosso29
10Nico HulkenbergRenault26
11Felipe MassaWilliams-Mercedes23
12Lance StrollWilliams-Mercedes18
13Romain GrosjeanHaas18
14Kevin MagnussenHaas11
15Pascal WehrleinSauber5
16Daniil KvyatToro Rosso4
17Fernando AlonsoMcLaren2
18Jolyon PalmerRenault0
19Marcus EricssonSauber0
20Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren0
21Antonio GiovinazziSauber0
22Jenson ButtonMcLaren0