Russian Grand Prix

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
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'm looking to close the gap on Lewis Hamilton'
Nico Rosberg admits that the Russian Grand Prix represents a great chance to close the gap on championship leader Lewis Hamilton.
Oct 10, 14:59
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 beats Lewis Hamilton to Russian Grand Prix pole
Nico Rosberg will start from pole position for Sunday's Russian Grand Prix after a mistake left Lewis Hamilton second on the grid.
Oct 10, 14:12
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
Franz Tost: Carlos Sainz "seems okay"
Toro Rosso principal Franz Tost says that driver Carlos Sainz "seems okay" after the Spaniard suffered a heavy crash during the third practice session in Russia.
Oct 10, 12:03
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
Carlos Sainz involved in heavy crash during third practice
Toro Rosso driver Carlos Sainz is involved in a major crash during the third practice session ahead of the Russian Grand Prix.
Oct 10, 10:54
Felipe Massa of Brazil and Williams is interviewed in the paddock during previews to the Australian Formula One Grand Prix at Albert Park on March 13, 2014
Williams's Felipe Massa quickest in rain-affected P2 at Russian Grand Prix
Williams driver Felipe Massa tops the timesheet in a rain-affected second practice session at the Russian Grand Prix.
Oct 9, 13:42
Nico Hulkenberg of Germany and Force India leaves the circuit after practice ahead of the Russian Formula One Grand Prix at Sochi Autodrom on October 10, 2014
Force India's Nico Hulkenberg fastest in first practice of Russian Grand Prix
Force India's Nico Hulkenberg clocks the fastest time in the first practice ahead of Sunday's Russian Grand Prix in Sochi.
Oct 9, 09:50
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: Formula 1 title race "not over yet"
Nico Rosberg concedes that the gap he has to make up on Lewis Hamilton in the drivers' standings is "quite big", but has not yet given up hope of coming out on top.
Oct 5, 21:13
Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes GP locks up approaching turn two next to Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP during the Russian Formula 1 Grand Prix at Sochi Autodrom on October 12, 2014
Russian Grand Prix 'not to become night race'
The 2015 Russian Grand Prix will not take place at night, officials confirm.
Jan 17, 01:41
Kamui Kobayashi of Japan and Sauber F1 is seen outside his team hospitaly unit during previews for the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix on November 22, 2013
Caterham "surprised" by Kamui Kobayashi's claims about his Russian GP retirement
Caterham boss Manfredi Ravetto says that he is puzzled by Kamui Kobayashi's comments that he retired from the Russian Grand Prix in order to save mileage.
Oct 15, 13:24