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Russian GP (2015)

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08 Oct - 11 Oct
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Raikkonen insists no regrets over Bottas crash

Kimi Raikkonen says he remains unrepentant about his crash with Valtteri Bottas at the Russian Grand Prix, despite being punished for the collision.

Grosjean crash not down to failure, says Lotus

Lotus technical director Nick Chester says that the team could not find any evidence that a mechanical failure caused Romain Grosjean's spectacular crash at Sochi.

Nasr: 'Intense' Russian GP a boost for Sauber

Felipe Nasr says his charge to sixth place in the Russian Grand Prix was an important result for his Sauber team on the back of recent updates.

Analysis: The battle F1 was robbed of in Russia

The Russian Grand Prix provided a very good afternoon's entertainment, but the race could have been a thriller had Nico Rosberg not been robbed of a chance to beat Lewis Hamilton, as Adam Cooper explains.

Bottas: I don't know what Raikkonen was thinking

Valtteri Bottas questioned Kimi Raikkonen's decision to attempt a last-lap move at Sochi, saying the Ferrari driver was too "far away".

Rosberg "realistic" on F1 title chances after Sochi DNF

Nico Rosberg says he has to be 'realistic' and accept his Formula 1 championship hopes are all but over now, despite vowing to keep up the fight to win as many races before the end of the season.

Perez a changed man, says Force India

Russian Grand Prix podium finisher Sergio Perez is a changed man from the one who failed to shine at McLaren, says his Force India team.

Horner surprised by Ricciardo's race charge

Christian Horner admits that he was surprised that Daniel Ricciardo was able to show so strongly in Sochi before the Aussie was sidelined by a late mechanical issue.

Sauber finished the Russian GP back in the points

Felipe Nasr collected eight world championship points at Sochi

Renault: Russian GP race report

Cyril Abiteboul: "A fairly average final result, but it belies the spirit shown by both teams [Red Bull and Toro Rosso] this weekend."

Sainz frustrated after brake problem thwarts charging drive

Toro Rosso’s Carlos Sainz climbed from his hospital bed to run in the top 10 in the Russian Grand Prix at Sochi, but was forced to retire with brake issues after his impressive drive from the back of the field.

Hamilton takes the win to secure the 2015 Constructors' World Championship for Mercedes

Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars congratulates Formula One team.

Vettel runner-up, Raikkonen fifth at Sochi

Sebastian takes second in the Drivers’ standings

Grosjean thanks F1 safety systems for escaping injury

Romain Grosjean escaped a massive crash in Sunday’s Russian Grand Prix at Sochi with only minor scrapes and bruises after his Lotus crashed at the fastest corner on the circuit.

Russian GP: Post-race press conference

Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) and Sergio Perez (Force India).

Alonso upbeat before losing point for track-limits penalty

Fernando Alonso says he didn’t expect McLaren to score a double-points finish in the Russian Grand Prix at Sochi, and declared the weekend “positive” – before he lost his point for exceeding track limits.

Mercedes crowned champion after Raikkonen penalty

Mercedes has secured the 2015 constructors' championship after Kimi Raikkonen was penalised for his clash with Valtteri Bottas during the Russian Grand Prix.

Vettel says Ferrari right to let drivers fight

Sebastian Vettel believes Ferrari was right to let him and teammate Kimi Raikkonen fight in the opening stages of the Russian Grand Prix.

Raikkonen claims Bottas clash was racing incident

Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen has claimed his last-lap collision that took out fellow Finn Valtteri Bottas was simply a racing incident, and doesn’t believe he should be punished for it.

Perez hails "great" form after podium finish

Sergio Perez was delighted with a third place finish at the Russian Grand Prix, claiming a fifth podium of his career and his second with Force India.

Russian GP: Hamilton in touching distance of title, as Rosberg retires

Lewis Hamilton took a huge step closer to a second world title in a row with victory in the Russian Grand Prix at Sochi, as rival Nico Rosberg was forced out early on.

Sainz remembers 'everything' from 46G crash

Carlos Sainz says he remembers everything from his 46G practice crash at the Russian Grand Prix, but has no qualms about taking part in the race.

Toro Rosso qualifying report

Good news: Carlos is out of hospital

Bottas qualified third and Massa fifteenth for tomorrow’s Russian GP

Rob Smedley: "The car is looking very quick around here so we need to convert this into a podium for Valtteri"

Sainz released from hospital after Russian GP crash

Carlos Sainz has been released from hospital following his Russian Grand Prix practice crash, as the team suspects a brake balance issue may have contributed to the incident.

Russian GP: Raikkonen says Ferrari struggled with tyres

Kimi Raikkonen says that Ferrari struggled to get its tyres working to full effect in qualifying for the Russian Grand Prix, although he did not want to blame a lack of practice mileage for the issue.

Russian GP: Button braced for "very tough" race

Jenson Button says he is bracing himself for a 'tough' Russian Grand Prix, despite a better than expected qualifying session on Saturday.

Ferrari fourth and fifth in Sochi

The German starts from the second row with Raikkonen behind him.

F1 "dodged a bullet" with Sainz's accident

Williams performance chief Rob Smedley believes that Formula 1 dodged a bullet as Carlos Sainz escaped uninjured from his high-speed crash at the Russian Grand Prix.

Force India elated with season-best qualifying

Force India achieved its best qualifying performance of the season with a sixth and seventh place at Sochi.

Sainz "sore" but will try to race in Russia

Carlos Sainz says he is sore but that he will do all he can to take part in the Russian Grand Prix after his big crash in final practice.

Vettel calls for barriers review after "shocking" Sainz crash

Sebastian Vettel believes Formula 1 needs to understand why the barriers did not work properly in the accident involving Carlos Sainz during practice for the Russian Grand Prix.

Russian GP: Post-qualifying press conference

Nico Rosberg (Mercedes), Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) and Valtteri Bottas (Williams).

Williams frustrated with Massa after disastrous Q2 performance

Williams suffered mixed fortunes in qualifying for the Russian Grand Prix at Sochi, as Valtteri Bottas starred with third place on the grid but Felipe Massa suffered a disastrous Q2 and will start 15th.

Russian GP: Rosberg beats Hamilton to pole

Nico Rosberg beat Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton to pole position for the Russian Grand Prix at Sochi.

Tost says Sainz could still race at Sochi

Toro Rosso team boss Franz Tost thinks there is a chance that Carlos Sainz may still be able to race at the Russian Grand Prix, despite his huge practice accident.

Sainz "perfectly fine" after practice accident

Carlos Sainz is "perfectly fine" and feels no pain following his dramatic accident during final practice for the Russian Grand Prix.

Russian GP: Rosberg tops shortened FP3 as Sainz has huge crash

Nico Rosberg topped a shortened final practice for the Russian Grand Prix, in a session which was cut short following a big accident involving Carlos Sainz.

Pirelli: Teams will focus race preparations on tomorrow

Supersoft – nominated for the first time in Russia – yet to run due to solid rain in today's afternoon.

Russia close to 2017 night race plan

Russia is closing in on a decision to switch to a night race in 2017, event organisers have said, as part of an effort to attract more fans.

F1 pays tribute as Alonso celebrates 250th GP

Fernando Alonso was the focus of attention in Sochi on Friday evening as many of his fellow F1 drivers attended an event to celebrate the Spaniard's 250th GP.

Any useful running for Red Bull on Friday Practice for the Russian GP

Daniel Ricciardo: “It was a shame about what happened to the track before the morning session..."

An eventful and wet start for Ferrari at Sochi

Sebastian Vettel: "Usually, you use the Friday to lay some rubber down, but that was not possible today."

Williams: Understanding the track in wet conditions on Friday Practice for the Russian GP

Valtteri Bottas: "The track conditions made today difficult to get a full testing programme complete..."

Russian GP: Friday's press conference

Paul Hembery (Pirelli), Graeme Lowdon (Manor), Monisha Kaltenborn (Sauber), Paul Monaghan (Red Bull Racing), Rob Smedley (Williams)

Russian GP: Massa quickest in rain-hit FP2

Felipe Massa topped a rain-hit second practice session for the Russian Grand Prix, in which only eight drivers set a time.

Alonso, Merhi hit by engine change grid penalties

Fernando Alonso and Roberto Merhi are both set to start the Russian Grand Prix from the back of the grid after being handed 25 and 20-place grid penalties respectively.

Russian GP: Hulkenberg tops FP1 as diesel spill curtails running

Nico Hulkenberg topped a shortened first free practice session for the Russian Grand Prix as poor track conditions made things tricky for the teams.

Mercedes introduces new front wing concept

Mercedes has delivered further evidence of its aggressive push on aerodynamics after leading the way with a new approach to front wing design.

Russian GP: Thursday's press conference

Romain Grosjean (Lotus), Daniil Kvyat (Red Bull Racing), Carlos Sainz (Toro Rosso), Nico Rosberg (Mercedes), Felipe Massa (Williams), Fernando Alonso (McLaren)

Honda uses remaining engine tokens ahead of Russian GP

Honda has used its remaining four engine development tokens for this weekend's Russian Grand Prix with an upgrade package that only Fernando Alonso will use.

P Zero Soft and Supersoft tyres for the second Russian GP

Tyre wear and degradation expected to be low, thanks to smooth asphalt, mild weather, and medium-speed corners.

Sauber is travelling to Sochi for the second Russian GP

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Sahara Force India targets more points in Russia

Vijay Mallya: "There’s every reason to believe we can be competitive in Sochi"

Russian GP: Mercedes preview

The 2015 Formula One World Championship season continues with Round Fifteen, the Russian Grand Prix, from Sochi.

F1 in Sochi: Our fan guide to the Russian Grand Prix presents a visitors’ guide for anyone who plans to visit the Russian GP at Sochi Autodrome circuit this weekend.

Softer tyre compounds could mix up strategy, says Perez

Sergio Perez reckons the softer range of compounds chosen by Pirelli for the Russian Grand Prix could result in some interesting strategies in the race.

Mercedes wary of tyre issues in Russia

Mercedes is heading to this weekend's Russian Grand Prix mindful of the possibility of fresh tyre headaches, as the softer range of compounds return.