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Strategy Report: How Mercedes is getting away with mistakes

James Allen analyses the Russian Grand Prix, where Mercedes scored a 1-2 that infuriated many Formula 1 fans, but suited its purpose of inflicting yet more pain on Ferrari.

Horner surprised by Mercedes' handling of team orders

Red Bull Formula 1 team boss Christian Horner was "surprised" by the way Mercedes team orders played out during the Russian Grand Prix.

Hamilton wants "not good for racing" Sochi reversed

Russian Grand Prix winner Lewis Hamilton believes the Sochi Formula 1 circuit must be changed to improve the quality of racing, and has suggested reversing the track’s direction.

Russian GP: Best of team radio

Recall the Russian Grand Prix with selected radio messages from the Formula 1 race.

Issue #39 of GP Gazette is online now

The latest issue of GP Gazette is online, with all of the news and insight from a controversial Russian Grand Prix.

Why 'no-brainer' Mercedes team orders decision was right Russian GP
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Why 'no-brainer' Mercedes team orders decision was right

Mercedes' decision to ask Valtteri Bottas to cede position to Lewis Hamilton in the Russian Grand Prix proved contentious, with Toto Wolff admitting he felt like "the baddie" post-race.

Verstappen's early laps in Russia "like a wet race" - Horner

Red Bull Racing boss Christian Horner says that Max Verstappen's charge through the field in the early laps of the Russian Grand Prix was akin to a wet race.

Vettel didn't want to be a "complete arse" in Hamilton fight

Sebastian Vettel says he didn't want to be a “complete arse” in aggressively defending his position from Formula 1 title rival Lewis Hamilton in the Russian Grand Prix.

Toro Rosso explains cause of double retirement

The Toro Rosso Formula 1 team has explained the problem that caused Pierre Gasly and Brendon Hartley to endure high-speed spins that ended in retirements from the Russian Grand Prix.

Russian Grand Prix driver ratings

Just one driver did a perfect job during the Russian Grand Prix weekend, and he went unrewarded for it.

Hamilton: I avoided crash after Vettel's "double move"

Lewis Hamilton believes Sebastian Vettel wrongly moved twice during their Russian Grand Prix battle and would have caused a crash had the Formula 1 title favourite not braked.

How Mercedes made a win feel like a defeat

Mercedes insisted it didn't want to take Russian GP victory away from Valtteri Bottas but that it had no choice. Would it have made the same call without a strategy mistake and a pesky Red Bull compromising the race?

F1 Debrief: Team orders, Gasly’s escape, Verstappen’s burn from the stern

Good morning. Welcome to the morning after a Russian Grand Prix where Mercedes amazingly found itself a bit deflated by a 1-2 finish that has left it on the verge of title success. Here is your morning catch-up from all the post-race reaction in the Sochi paddock last night.

Wolff takes blame for distraction that delayed Hamilton stop

Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff says he accepts responsibility for the complicated situation the team found itself in the Russian Grand Prix.

Sainz blames Sirotkin clash for ruining his race

Renault driver Carlos Sainz blamed Williams rival Sergey Sirotkin for the clash that ended all his hopes of a good result in the Russian Grand Prix.

Hamilton: Sochi team orders "not what I wanted"

Lewis Hamilton says he never asked for, and never wanted, the use of team orders in the Russian Grand Prix to help him win the race.

Gasly feared Ricciardo debris would go through his visor

Pierre Gasly says a piece of debris got past the halo on his Formula 1 car and hit his visor on the opening lap of the Russian Grand Prix.

Verstappen called off race charge to save engine

Max Verstappen abandoned thoughts of a late-race surge on new tyres in the Russian Grand Prix so he could save his engine for the rest of the season.

Ocon wants Force India to "review" Russian GP swaps

Esteban Ocon believes Force India needs to review the way it approached Formula 1’s Russian Grand Prix, after a decision to swap its cars around failed to gain it any places.

Wolff admits Mercedes caught out by Russian GP scenario

Toto Wolff says Mercedes faced a scenario that it had not predicted ahead of the Russian Grand Prix as he explained the reasons behind its team orders swap.

Hamilton: Team order win "doesn't feel spectacular"

Formula 1 championship leader Lewis Hamilton admitted that his Russian Grand Prix win felt far from "spectacular" after being gifted victory through Mercedes team orders.

Russian GP: Hamilton wins after Mercedes team orders

Lewis Hamilton extended his Formula 1 title advantage over Sebastian Vettel with victory in the Russian Grand Prix after Mercedes ordered Valtteri Bottas to move aside.

Live: Follow the Russian GP as it happens

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

Honda "in front of" Renault after upgrade - Tost

Honda’s latest Formula 1 upgrade has moved it ahead of Renault in the engine pecking order, according to Toro Rosso team boss Franz Tost.