Instead of focusing on rebuilding the country after years of state capture, we were distracted by a sideshow, writes Mandy Wiener.
Team boss Andreas Seidl says McLaren 'never considered' building its own Formula 1 engine.
Robert Kubica's sponsor officially demanded that Williams explain why the Pole retired from the Russian GP.
Max Verstappen thinks he is "two tenths faster" than top Formula 1 drivers Lewis Hamilton and Charles Leclerc.
The boss of a Russian racing circuit located north of St Petersburg has denied it could be in the running to join the Formula 1 calendar.
"I think overall it was ok, for me it's just important to understand what happened this season," says Sebastian Vettel.
"So far, all of his races have been very good. What he has done so far is a good recommendation for the coming season," says Dr Helmut Marko of Alex Albon.
"Clearly the team doesn't want to lose him, but if a driver wants to leave, you can't really stop him," say Dutch pundit and racing driver Tom Coronel.
'If Ayrton is watching, he will be turning in his grave because F1 is so different. Especially the amount of penalties,' claims former McLaren team coordinator Jo Ramirez.
'Red Bull has had all year to close the gap but we haven't gotten closer. So why would they suddenly close the gap next year? I am really worried about that," says Jos Verstappen.
Haas team boss Gunther Steiner may be in trouble with the FIA for criticising a 'stupid idiot steward' at the Russian grand prix.
Mercedes and McLaren have denied reports about the management of Lando Norris.
Liberty Media has officially played down the hopes of multiple teams that reportedly want to enter Formula 1.
Nico Hulkenberg has confirmed that he has been in contact with Alfa Romeo boss Frederic Vasseur.
Formula 1 circuit designer Hermann Tilke thinks Assen would have been a better venue for the 2020 Dutch GP.
Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says Ferrari's big engine advantage in this year is 'unusual'.
Lewis Hamilton has weighed into the crumbling relations between Ferrari duo Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc, saying Mercedes drivers have 'respect'.
"I said we could win five races and I think it's still possible. We can still do it, I'm still positive," says Dr Helmut Marko.
Charles Leclerc is contributing to the tension at Ferrari, according to Red Bull's Dr Helmut Marko.
Ross Brawn can imagine there being a Russian team on the Formula 1 grid.
Race director Michael Masi says team orders are 'part of Formula 1', this coming in the midst of Ferrari's controversial team orders at the Russian grand prix.
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