Sochi GP3: Race 1 cancelled due to barrier damage

The first GP3 series race of the Sochi round has been cancelled because of barrier repairs following Carlos Sainz's heavy shunt in Formula 1 FP3.

The GP3 race was scheduled to start at 13:30 local time, but is unlikely to be held any time soon, with series alumnus Sainz's crash requiring lengthy barrier repairs and an F1 qualifying session set for 15:00.

Mercedes junior Esteban Ocon was set to start the race from pole position, with championship leader Luca Ghiotto lining up in seventh.

No word has been issued on whether the race will be rescheduled or whether there will be any changes to the format of tomorrow's sprint race.

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Series GP3
Event Sochi
Sub-event Saturday race
Track Sochi Autodrom
Article type Breaking news