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Hamilton: No pressure in Q3 error
Angry Gasly rues "big mistake"
Hamilton feels terrible over crash
Norris risked quite a bit for pole
Russell almost crashed in Sochi pits
Hamilton: F1 pitlane error in Sochi "nothing to do with pressure" Russian GP
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Lewis Hamilton says his pitlane error during Formula 1 qualifying in Russia was "nothing to do with pressure" from his title fight with Max Verstappen.

Angry Gasly rues "big mistake" on Sochi F1 qualifying inter tyre call Russian GP
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Pierre Gasly says he was left angry after his Q2 exit in qualifying for Formula 1’s Russian Grand Prix because of a ‘big mistake’ his team made on tyre choice.

Hamilton feels "terrible" over two F1 crashes in Sochi qualifying Russian GP
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Lewis Hamilton says he feels "terrible" and "incredibly disappointed in myself" after hitting the wall twice during Formula 1 qualifying for the Russian Grand Prix on Saturday.

Norris "risked quite a bit" for surprise Russian GP F1 pole Russian GP
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Lando Norris says he “risked quite a bit” in his final lap to take his maiden Formula 1 pole position in a “manic” qualifying session for the Russian Grand Prix.

Russell "almost crashing" in Sochi F1 pits after switch to slicks Russian GP
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Williams driver George Russell says he was “almost crashing” in the Sochi pitlane after becoming the first Q3 driver to take slicks in wet-dry Russian Grand Prix Formula 1 qualifying.

Grand Prix qualifying results: Norris takes Sochi F1 pole Russian GP
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Grand Prix qualifying results: Norris takes Sochi F1 pole

McLaren's Lando Norris took pole position for the Russian Grand Prix at Sochi, the 15th round of the 2021 F1 World Championship, after a dramatic wet but drying qualifying session.

Russell aiming for Russia F1 podium with "slippery" Williams Russian GP
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Russell aiming for Russia F1 podium with "slippery" Williams

George Russell thinks the straightline speed potential from his ‘slippery’ Williams means his sights are set on a podium finish in Formula 1’s Russian Grand Prix.

Russian GP: Norris beats Sainz to grab maiden pole; Hamilton fourth Russian GP
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Russian GP: Norris beats Sainz to grab maiden pole; Hamilton fourth

Lando Norris claimed pole for Formula 1's 2021 Russian GP, as late changing conditions in wet-to-dry qualifying caught out Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton.

Russian GP qualifying as it happened

Follow all the action from the Russian Grand Prix as it happens with our minute-by-minute coverage.

Piastri prepared to sit out F1 2022, targeting 2023 race seat

Oscar Piastri says he would be prepared to spend 2022 on the sidelines without a Formula 1 seat, but would have “serious discussions” if it looked set to be longer.

The tough balancing act facing Schumacher’s Netflix film producers Prime

The tough balancing act facing Schumacher’s Netflix film producers

Michael Schumacher is the latest sporting superstar to get the ‘Netflix treatment’, with a special documentary film airing on the US streaming giant’s platform this month. DAMIEN SMITH has the inside track on how the filmmakers gained access to tell the human story behind one of Formula 1’s most publicity-shy champions - while the man himself, for obvious reasons, is in absentia… 

Final F1 Russian GP practice cancelled due to wet weather

The FIA has announced that the final Formula 1 practice session for the Russian Grand Prix has been cancelled due to wet weather.

How would F1 manage a Sochi qualifying washout?

Formula 1 is braced for a day of possible delays and disruption in Russia after heavy rain hit the Sochi Autodrom on Saturday.

Capito: Albon arrival not the start of Red Bull-Williams F1 connection

Williams Formula 1 boss Jost Capito says the arrival of Alex Albon in 2022 does not mark the start of a firm connection between the team and Red Bull.

Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix qualifying – Start time, how to watch, channel

Formula 1 travels to Sochi this weekend for the Russian Grand Prix. Here's how you can watch the qualifying on Saturday.

Why Verstappen should be confident of Russian GP recovery

For the second race in a row, Mercedes has ended the first day of track action on top. It’s in a commanding position at the Russian Grand Prix once again – this time largely thanks to Max Verstappen’s upcoming engine-change grid penalty. But there’s plenty to suggest all hope is not lost for the championship leader at Sochi...

Russian GP: The latest key F1 technical developments

Join us as we delve into the latest technical developments from the Russian Grand Prix at Sochi, courtesy of Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images.

Verstappen: Sochi F1 fightback will be harder than in 2018

Max Verstappen is braced for a “more difficult” fight from the back of the grid in Sochi this weekend compared to 2018 thanks to Formula 1’s more competitive midfield.

Grand Prix practice results: Bottas fastest in Sochi F1 Russian GP
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Grand Prix practice results: Bottas fastest in Sochi F1

Valtteri Bottas was fastest on the opening day of Russian Grand Prix practice at Sochi on Friday, the 15th round of the 2021 Formula 1 World Championship season.

Gasly surprised by "fragile" F1 front wing break in FP2

Pierre Gasly says that his AlphaTauri Formula 1 team may have to review its front wing design after he lost his in contact with a kerb in Sochi's Russian Grand Prix practice on Friday.

F1 Form Guide: Russian Grand Prix

Verstappen long-shot, Hamilton’s race to lose and a podium for Carlos Sainz? Here are our top tips for this weekend in Sochi.

Why Verstappen has taken an F1 engine penalty and Hamilton hasn't

Red Bull motorsport boss Helmut Marko has explained why the decision was taken to give Max Verstappen a new power unit at Formula 1's Russian GP.

Hamilton: Mercedes must capitalise on Verstappen F1 penalty

Lewis Hamilton says Mercedes must capitalise on the opportunity it has to grab a 1-2 finish in Formula 1’s Russian Grand Prix, with Max Verstappen taking an engine penalty.

Why dumping the MGU-H is the right move for F1 Prime

Why dumping the MGU-H is the right move for F1

OPINION: With its days apparently numbered, the MGU-H looks set to be dropped from Formula 1’s future engine rules in order to entice new manufacturers in. While it may appear a change of direction, the benefits for teams and fans could make the decision a worthwhile call

The floundering fortunes of F1’s many Lotus reboots Prime

The floundering fortunes of F1’s many Lotus reboots

Team Lotus ceased to exist in 1994 - and yet various parties have been trying to resurrect the hallowed name, in increasingly unrecognisable forms, ever since. Damien Smith brings GP Racing’s history of the legendary team to an end with a look at those who sought to keep the flame alive in Formula 1.