F1 has made the 8,000 kilometre trek from Suzuka to the all-new Sochi Autodrom, but many are not in the mood to celebrate the sport's latest destination.
Kimi Raikkonen had a much tougher time of it, ending up tenth out of ten in the final part of the session.
Four-time Formula One World Champion Sebastian Vettel today became the first F1™ driver to lap the newly completed Sochi Autodrom inKrasnodar Krai, Russia, ahead of this year’s inaugural Russian Grand Prix.
The F1 paddock in Hockenheim has joined the rest of the world in shock at the terrible news emerging from violence-torn Ukraine.
The Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix promoter released a statement assuring that the Russian GP is going ahead as planned.
The 17-year-old Russian made his first visit to the Formula One team he will race for in 2014
"The track will be built on schedule," Tilke said.
Conflicts between the Russian Grand Prix organiser Omega and the RAF caused the filing date to the FIA for the 2014 season to be delayed.
Bernie Ecclestone plans for 20 Grands Prix in 2014 but now the first Formula One race is Russia is tentative as well as the USA venue in New Jersey.
Whiting toured the racing track with the officials from RAF and representatives of OJSC "Center "Omega"