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Lando Norris will bounce back from his Russian Grand Prix heartbreak a 'stronger' Formula 1 driver, says his McLaren boss.
Formula 1’s non-stop action and drama in 2021 didn’t miss a beat in Sochi, as the title battle took another twist and the next generation continued to shine through the rain. We pick out the key talking points at the Russian Grand Prix, covering centurion Lewis Hamilton, a painful maiden victory miss for Lando Norris and why Max Verstappen and Red Bull left the Russian costal venue feeling like the ultimate winners
Carlos Sainz felt “proud” of his performance across the Russian Grand Prix weekend, calling it his best Formula 1 race weekend since joining Ferrari for 2021.
Alfa Romeo Formula 1 driver Antonio Giovinazzi says his Russian GP was “a mess” after he lost radio communications with the pit wall soon after the start of the race.
Red Bull says Max Verstappen's runner-up position in Formula 1's Russian Grand Prix felt like a victory, after he came from the back of the grid.
Until rain turned the Russian Grand Prix on its head in the closing stages, Lando Norris was set to convert his first Formula 1 pole position into a maiden win. But having recovered well from being shuffled back at the start, Hamilton and his Mercedes team called the changing conditions spot-on for a landmark 100th F1 victory
When McLaren returns to its Formula 1 factory this week, it will begin a deep investigation in to the chain of events that derailed its Russian Grand Prix victory hopes.
Mercedes Formula 1 chief Toto Wolff says his team will continue to be "really aggressive" in its title fight against Red Bull, acknowledging neither side is currently maximising its points.
Lando Norris said he was ‘devastated’ to lose victory in Formula 1’s Russian Grand Prix, after taking responsibility for the wrong tyre call in not pitting for inters late on.
Lewis Hamilton won the Russian Grand Prix for Mercedes at Sochi on Sunday, the 100th F1 victory of his career, as a late downpour cost McLaren’s Lando Norris his first-ever GP win.
Lando Norris has kept seventh place in Sunday's Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix after only receiving a reprimand for cutting pit entry during the late downpour.
Toto Wolff says Mercedes’ Formula 1 strategists were “adamant” to pit Lewis Hamilton for intermediates late in the Russian Grand Prix after he ignored an initial call to come in.
Lewis Hamilton became the first driver to score 100 wins in the Formula 1 world championship in the 2021 Russian Grand Prix.
Lando Norris has been summoned to see the stewards for running across the pitlane entry line during his late stop to change to inters in Formula 1’s Russian Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton believes it would have been “tough” to beat McLaren’s Lando Norris in Sochi before a late rain shower helped the Mercedes driver score his 100th Formula 1 win.
Lewis Hamilton scored his 100th Formula 1 victory, winning the 2021 Russian Grand Prix after a rain shower thwarted long-time leader Lando Norris and aided Max Verstappen's rise to second.
McLaren team principal Andreas Seidl thinks rival Mercedes will be in a "different league" in pace terms in Formula 1's Russian Grand Prix if it remains dry.
Max Verstappen reckons the Williams Formula 1 car is better than people think, after another strong showing from George Russell in qualifying at the Russian Grand Prix.
The decision by the Mercedes Formula 1 team to give Valtteri Bottas a fresh power unit for the Russian GP has added an extra layer of intrigue to a race that already has a very different looking grid.
Max Verstappen hopes set-up tweaks made to his car following Friday's practice running in Sochi will aid his recovery through the Formula 1 field in the Russian Grand Prix.
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Carlos Sainz thinks it's not a given that Formula 1 title contenders Mercedes and Red Bull will swiftly push through to the front of the Russian Grand Prix.
Toto Wolff would not be surprised to see Mercedes Formula 1 protege George Russell lead on the opening lap of the Russian Grand Prix after starting third on the grid.
Lewis Hamilton feels that the wait for his 100th Formula 1 victory is "taking longer than ever" as he bids to reach the milestone in Sunday's Russian Grand Prix.
Valtteri Bottas is taking a grid penalty for the Formula 1 Russian GP after changing some Mercedes power unit elements overnight.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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The FIA has announced that the final Formula 1 practice session for the Russian Grand Prix has been cancelled due to wet weather.
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 travels to Sochi this weekend for the Russian Grand Prix. Here's how you can watch the qualifying on Saturday.
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...
Join us as we delve into the latest technical developments from the Russian Grand Prix at Sochi, courtesy of Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Valtteri Bottas led Lewis Hamilton in another Mercedes 1-2 in second practice for Formula 1's 2021 Russian Grand Prix, which was disrupted after Antonio Giovinazzi crashed his Alfa Romeo heavily.
Max Verstappen will start Sunday’s Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix from the back of the grid after Red Bull opted to fit a fresh Honda power unit.
Christian Horner believes Max Verstappen has “nothing to lose” in the Formula 1 title fight this year, seeing no change in his approach despite the pressures involved.
Formula 1’s Russian Grand Prix weekend looks set to face rain disruption on Saturday as the FIA brought forward the opening Formula 3 race to Friday.
Fernando Alonso doubts he will be able to pick up a Formula 1 podium finish through the remainder of his comeback season without a “very chaotic race”.
Valtteri Bottas led a Mercedes 1-2 ahead of Lewis Hamilton in opening practice for Formula 1's 2021 Russian Grand Prix, with championship leader Max Verstappen third for Red Bull.
Formula 2 race winner and Ferrari Driver Academy member Robert Shwartzman believes Formula 1 teams could enjoy several benefits from mandatory FP1 running for rookie drivers at races next year.