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Russian Grand Prix
Sochi Street Circuit, Sochi
Race: Podium
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Nico Rosberg Mercedes
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2
Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
Nationality
3
Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari
Nationality
4
Valtteri Bottas Williams
Nationality
Sochi Street Circuit, Sochi RACE TRACK, 01 May 2016
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Nico Rosberg
Mercedes
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01 May 2016

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01 May 2016

Rosberg leads the drivers' championship by 43 points.

01 May 2016

Here's how the top 10 finished: 1) ROS 2) HAM 3) RAI 4) BOT 5) MAS 6) ALO 7) MAG 8) GRO 9) PER 10) BUT

01 May 2016

Well done to Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso, points for both McLarens today.

01 May 2016

Nico Rosberg wins the 2016 Russian GP making it seven wins on the fly [4 /4 for 2016] and moves 42 points clear of Lewis Hamilton.

01 May 2016

With just two laps to go, Rosberg has a massive 16 second lead over Hamilton. A dominant display by the championship leader.

01 May 2016

Four laps to go and Rosberg is on the verge of his first F1 career grand slam: pole, fastest lap, win, lead every lap.

01 May 2016

Five laps to go.

01 May 2016

Massa heads into the pits. He changes onto the supersofts and rejoins in P4.

01 May 2016

46/53: ROS HAM RAI BOT MAS ALO MAG GRO PER SAI P11 BUT PAL RIC ERI KVY NAS GUT WEH

01 May 2016

7 laps to go in Sochi.

01 May 2016

Hamilton is 13 seconds behind Rosberg with 11 laps to go.

01 May 2016

Raikkonen is the quickest car on track, he posts a 1:40.721.

01 May 2016

Lewis' engineer: "Lewis the (water pressure) situation has stabilised"

01 May 2016

Robserg has the gap to Hamilton back up to 11.638 seconds.

01 May 2016

40/53: ROS HAM RAI BOT MAS ALO MAG GRO PER SAI P11 BUT PAL RIC ERI KVY NAS WEH GUT

01 May 2016

New lap record for Rosberg.

01 May 2016

Hamilton's water pressure issue means he could end up overheating by the end of the race.

01 May 2016

38/53: ROS, HAM, RAI, BOT, MAS, Fernando, MAG, GRO, PER, SAI,

01 May 2016

Lewis' engineer on the radio: "It looks like we have a water pressure issue."

01 May 2016

Hamilton is taking sizeable chunks out of Rosberg's lap times. The gap now 7.734 seconds.

01 May 2016

Rosberg was two seconds slower than Hamilton on lap 32.

01 May 2016

Alonso is having a solid race. He's currently in P7, on target for his first points of 2016.

01 May 2016

Ricciardo in the pits for medium tyres to take softs and rejoins in P18.

01 May 2016

Rosberg 12.2 seconds ahead of second-placed Hamilton.

01 May 2016

29/53: Nasr is hit with a 5 second time penalty for cutting Turn 2.

01 May 2016

Fastest lap for Hamilton on lap 29, three-tenths quicker than Rosberg. But can he get close enough to the German?

01 May 2016

27/53: ROS HAM RAI BOT MAS PER VES ALO ERI RIC MAG GRO SAI PAL BUT NAS WEH KVY GUT - Out: VET HUL HAR

01 May 2016

Sainz has been handed a 10-second time penalty for forcing Palmer off track.

01 May 2016

Alonso moves up to P8 for passing Ericsson.

01 May 2016

Hamilton sets the fastest lap of the race so far a 1:40.922.

01 May 2016

24/53: ROS HAM RAI BOTMAS PER VES ERI ALO RIC MAG GRO SAI PAL BUT NAS WEH KVY GUT

01 May 2016

Rosberg with a 12.6 second advantage over Hamilton after that a slick pitstop by Mercedes.

01 May 2016

Verstappen pits from P3.

01 May 2016

Vettel goes over to former Red Bull team boss Christain Horner to have a few words on the pit wall.

01 May 2016

Raikkonen pits.

01 May 2016

Hamilton now cruises past Alonso very easily to take fourth. It seems like it's Hammer time!

01 May 2016

Grosjean and Massa both pit. Verstappen currently running in P3 Toro Rosso, Alonso P4 for McLaren.

01 May 2016

Hamilton passes Bottas to take P5.

01 May 2016

Hamilton can't rejoin ahead of Bottas, these two will now duel.

01 May 2016

Bottas rejoins in P6.

01 May 2016

Hamilton pits.
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Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Laps
1
Nationality
Nico Rosberg
Mercedes
1:39.940
1:32:41.997
53
2
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1:44.488
25.022
53
3
Nationality
Kimi Raikkonen
Ferrari
1:43.900
31.998
53
4
Nationality
Valtteri Bottas
Williams
1:43.071
50.217
53
5
Nationality
Felipe Massa
Williams
1:40.266
74.427
53
6
Nationality
Fernando Alonso
McLaren
1:40.347
1 LAP
52
7
Nationality
Kevin Magnussen
Renault Sport
1:42.254
1 LAP
52
8
Nationality
Romain Grosjean
Haas
1:42.263
1 LAP
52
9
Nationality
Sergio Perez
Force India
1:42.360
1 LAP
52
10
Nationality
Jenson Button
McLaren
1:42.781
1 LAP
52
11
Nationality
Daniel Ricciardo
Red Bull
1:41.734
1 LAP
52
12
Nationality
Carlos Sainz
Toro Rosso
1:43.391
1 LAP
52
13
Nationality
Jolyon Palmer
Renault Sport
1:43.169
1 LAP
52
14
Nationality
Marcus Ericsson
Sauber
1:42.493
1 LAP
52
15
Nationality
Daniil Kvyat
Red Bull
1:43.546
1 LAP
52
16
Nationality
Felipe Nasr
Sauber
1:43.631
1 LAP
52
17
Nationality
Esteban Gutierrez
Haas
1:42.378
1 LAP
52
18
Nationality
Pascal Wehrlein
Manor
1:43.013
2 LAPS
51
R
Nationality
Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari
RETIRED
53 LAPS
0
R
Nationality
Nico Hulkenberg
Force India
RETIRED
53 LAPS
0
R
Nationality
Rio Haryanto
Manor
RETIRED
53 LAPS
0
R
Nationality
Max Verstappen
Toro Rosso
RETIRED
20 LAPS
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01 May 2016

Top ten: Rosberg, Hamilton, Raikkonen, Bottas, Massa, Alonso, Magnussen, Grosjean, Perez, Button

01 May 2016

Rosberg wins his 4th GP in a row in 2016! Hamilton fails to catch him but did well to claim P2 after starting from P10 while Raikkonen manages to get ahead of Bottas and claims P3!

01 May 2016

First points for Renault this season if Magnussen manages to keep P7!

01 May 2016

Grosjean still fending Perez off, the Mexican refuses to give up.

01 May 2016

Button pulls of a good move on Sainz and moves into P10.

01 May 2016

Does Button realise that Sainz has a 10 second penalty?

01 May 2016

5 laps to go!

01 May 2016

Massa pits and is out on supersofts.

01 May 2016

As the race comes to an end in a couple laps, there could be some position changes in the middle of the grid.

01 May 2016

Rosberg approaching some traffic now.

01 May 2016

Button just can't seem to crack that top 10, while his teammate Alonso runs comfortably in P6.

01 May 2016

Ricciardo moves up to 13th now.

01 May 2016

Word to Hamilton is that his engine has stabalised.

01 May 2016

Hamilton is behind Rosberg by 13secs and ahead of Raikkonen by 13secs.

01 May 2016

Raikkonen still running in 3rd with Bottas behind him.

01 May 2016

Grosjean locks up on turn 13, but leaves no desire for anyone to take advantage.

01 May 2016

Rosberg gains 2 seconds on Hamilton.

01 May 2016

Hamilton told by Mercedes that he has a water pressure issue.

01 May 2016

Perez has a go at Grosjean, but the Frenchman shuts him down.

01 May 2016

Amazing. Magnussen is running in P7.

01 May 2016

Alonso is now in P6.

01 May 2016

Verstappen out! Retires in P6 after a good run.

01 May 2016

Hamilton has now cut three seconds off Rosberg. How long can the German keep his teammate at quiet.

01 May 2016

The two Red Bulls are now battling each other for P15.

01 May 2016

Hamilton has cut down his gap from Roberg byt two seconds!

01 May 2016

Perez now in P10 now after Sainz gives up his position.

01 May 2016

Exciting battle hear for P8. Grosjean, Magnussen and Ricciardo all involved.

01 May 2016

Magnussen passes Ricciardo, while Grosjean follows him.

01 May 2016

Rosberg continues to run comfortable in in P1, no threats once again.

01 May 2016

Kvyat passes Wehrlein on the Mediums.Nasr up next now for the Russian

01 May 2016

Top 5 all running on softs.

01 May 2016

Sainz handed a 10 second penalty after he supposedly forced Palmer off the ttrack.

01 May 2016

Perez boasts about his race pace to his Force India team on the radio.

01 May 2016

Ricciardo running in 10th.

01 May 2016

Rosberg lapping faster than Hamilton now with a 12 second lead.

01 May 2016

After Verstappen pitted, Hamilton moved into P2.

01 May 2016

By the way, Rosberg re-entered the track in P1. No threats for him.

01 May 2016

Verstappen now running in P2 now!

01 May 2016

Rosberg pulls into the pits now.

01 May 2016

Raikkonen unhappy with Ferrari's pits, he re-enters the track behind Hamilton and ahead of Bottas.

01 May 2016

Rosberg and Raikkonen yet to make a stop yet.

01 May 2016

Probably one of his more easier overtakes, Hamilton eats Alonso for P5.

01 May 2016

Bottas gives Hamilton the inside and the Brit gracefully accepts.

01 May 2016

Hamilton breathing down the neck of Bottas, expect the World Champion to open the DRS and pip him.

01 May 2016

Alonso now in P5, Bottas and Hamilton behind him.

01 May 2016

Hamilton into the pits now. the Brit comes out just behind Bottas! Close.

01 May 2016

Hamilton now in P2, Raikkonen in P3.

01 May 2016

Bottas retreats to the pits, smooth stop from Williams and the Finn comes out in P7.

01 May 2016

Looks like Bottas's rear tyres are done for. Should be in the pits soon.

01 May 2016

Rosberg now has a 12 second lead on Bottas.

01 May 2016

Raikkonen keeping up with Hamilton, can he make up any ground? Is Hamilton due for a pitsop soon?

01 May 2016

Bottas has separated from the niggling Hamilton.

01 May 2016

Nasr reporting a puncture to Sauber.

01 May 2016

Rosberg puts in fastest lap in the 1:41s

01 May 2016

Alonso running impressively in P7, how long the Spaniard keep it up for?

01 May 2016

Button running in 12, but Perez is behind him and looking dangerous.

01 May 2016

Rosberg running freely in P1 with clean air, Hamilton will be jealous of that as he is busy dicing with Bottas.

01 May 2016

Palmer running in 10th. Gutierrez takes his drive through.

01 May 2016

Raikkonen gaining some ground on Hamilton and Bottas now as the two fight for P2.

01 May 2016

Kvyat suffers 10 second penalty for hitting a car. While Gutierrez also suffers a penalty for hitting Hulkenberg.

01 May 2016

Hamilton lining up Bottas, how long can the Williams driver last?

01 May 2016

Perez eats Kvyat to claim P16 and then goes ahead of Ericsson for P15.

01 May 2016

Raikkonen and Bottas going at it but Bottas keeps him at bay. However, while the two Finns were battling it out, Hamilton took advantage of a distracted Raikkonen to go ahead of him into P3!

01 May 2016

Haryanto was hit by a spinning car and is also out after that Lap 1 carnage.

01 May 2016

Verstappen also gained some track position from P9 and is now running in P6.

01 May 2016

Bottas 2 secs behind Rosberg, Raikkonen falling slightly behind the two while Hamilton catches up to all of them.

01 May 2016

Hamilton up to P4 now! He eased passed Massa and is now challenging Raikkonen and Bottas for their positions.

01 May 2016

Safety cars retreats in! And Rosberg pulls away!

01 May 2016

Footage shows Vettel was hit by a Red Bull in the back twice in two different corners.

01 May 2016

Kvyat also gets a wing change.

01 May 2016

Gutierrez has also had repairs done. New nose on for him. Absolute carnage after that first corner of the Sochi Autodrom.

01 May 2016

Teams now in the pits changing their tyres.

01 May 2016

Grosjean is running in P8.

01 May 2016

Hulkenberg out now as well! Hamilton is now in fifth! Safety car is out now. Too much debris on the track from Vettel's car.

01 May 2016

Green light is on! Rosberg pulls away, Bottas sticks to P2, Raikkonen takes Bottas on P2. Vettel out! The German collides into a Red Bull and hits the wall! Safety car deployed.

01 May 2016

Formation lap underway! Drivers are warming their tyres up.. The entire top 10 running used supersofts, while Sainz in P11 on brand new ones.

01 May 2016

Covers are being removed off the tyres. We're about to get underway!

01 May 2016

Plenty of buzz around the track today, especially from the Russian crowd!

01 May 2016

Bernie Ecclestone just gave Hamilton a few words of encouragement on the starting grid.

01 May 2016

Teams giving out last minute instructions to their drivers on the track.

01 May 2016

Sunshine in Sochi today!

01 May 2016

Niki Lauda on what Hamilton should expect: ""It's never easy to pass but I think he has a good chance. He should have no problem."

01 May 2016

Toro Rosso driver Max Verstappen says that their main competition today will be Force India.

01 May 2016

McLaren duo Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso are yet to win a point this season for their team.

01 May 2016

Championship leader Nico Rosberg is 36 points ahead of second place Lewis Hamilton.

01 May 2016

Ahead of his home race, Daniil Kvyat says: I am fortunate to have a home race and have my home crowd, it is getting more and more popular.

01 May 2016

Suffering problems during the weekend, Haas driver Romain Grosjean will be hoping to at least get a point today.

01 May 2016

Mercedes are also the only constructor to win a F1 race in Russia.

01 May 2016

Also a note, Hamilton is the only winner of the Russian Grand Prix, claiming victory in 2014 and 2015.

01 May 2016

Vettel this morning ahead of the race: "I think we can have a good race from where we are. We should be a bit quicker than other cars around us."

01 May 2016

Just a reminder: Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel was hit with a five-place grid penalty and will start the Russian Grand Prix in P7, while World Champion Lewis Hamilton will start in P10 after an engine failure halted his challenge before Q3 could start.

01 May 2016

It's race day! Welcome to the Sochi Autodrom! We're an underway in one hours time.
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Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Laps
1
Nationality
Nico Rosberg
Mercedes
1:35.417
-
16
2
Nationality
Valtteri Bottas
Williams
1:36.536
1.119
17
3
Nationality
Kimi Raikkonen
Ferrari
1:36.663
1.246
17
4
Nationality
Felipe Massa
Williams
1:37.016
1.599
16
5
Nationality
Daniel Ricciardo
Red Bull
1:37.125
1.708
22
6
Nationality
Sergio Perez
Force India
1:37.212
1.795
20
7
Nationality
Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari
1:36.123
0.706
16
8
Nationality
Daniil Kvyat
Red Bull
1:37.459
2.042
22
9
Nationality
Max Verstappen
Toro Rosso
1:37.583
2.166
20
10
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
13
11
Nationality
Carlos Sainz
Toro Rosso
1:37.652
2.235
14
12
Nationality
Jenson Button
McLaren
1:37.701
2.284
14
13
Nationality
Nico Hulkenberg
Force India
1:37.771
2.354
17
14
Nationality
Fernando Alonso
McLaren
1:37.807
2.39
14
15
Nationality
Romain Grosjean
Haas
1:38.055
2.638
16
16
Nationality
Esteban Gutierrez
Haas
1:38.115
2.698
18
17
Nationality
Kevin Magnussen
Renault Sport
1:38.914
3.497
10
18
Nationality
Jolyon Palmer
Renault Sport
1:39.009
3.592
9
19
Nationality
Felipe Nasr
Sauber
1:39.018
3.601
10
20
Nationality
Pascal Wehrlein
Manor
1:39.399
3.982
10
21
Nationality
Rio Haryanto
Manor
1:39.463
4.046
10
22
Nationality
Marcus Ericsson
Sauber
1:39.519
4.102
10
Qualifying 1
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Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Laps
1
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1:36.006
-
7
2
Nationality
Nico Rosberg
Mercedes
1:36.119
0.113
7
3
Nationality
Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari
1:36.555
0.549
6
4
Nationality
Kimi Raikkonen
Ferrari
1:36.976
0.970
5
5
Nationality
Valtteri Bottas
Williams
1:37.746
1.740
6
6
Nationality
Felipe Massa
Williams
1:37.753
1.747
5
7
Nationality
Carlos Sainz
Toro Rosso
1:37.784
1.778
7
8
Nationality
Fernando Alonso
McLaren
1:37.971
1.965
6
9
Nationality
Sergio Perez
Force India
1:38.006
2.000
8
10
Nationality
Daniel Ricciardo
Red Bull
1:38.091
2.085
6
11
Nationality
Max Verstappen
Toro Rosso
1:38.123
2.117
7
12
Nationality
Daniil Kvyat
Red Bull
1:38.265
2.259
6
13
Nationality
Jenson Button
McLaren
1:38.332
2.326
6
14
Nationality
Romain Grosjean
Haas
1:38.383
2.377
9
15
Nationality
Nico Hulkenberg
Force India
1:38.562
2.556
9
16
Nationality
Esteban Gutierrez
Haas
1:38.678
2.672
10
17
Nationality
Kevin Magnussen
Renault Sport
1:38.914
2.908
10
18
Nationality
Jolyon Palmer
Renault Sport
1:39.009
3.003
9
19
Nationality
Felipe Nasr
Sauber
1:39.018
3.012
10
20
Nationality
Pascal Wehrlein
Manor
1:39.399
3.393
10
21
Nationality
Rio Haryanto
Manor
1:39.463
3.457
10
22
Nationality
Marcus Ericsson
Sauber
1:39.519
3.513
10

30 Apr 2016

That's it for Q1! With Palmer failing to save himself, along with Magnussen, Nasr; Wehrlein, Haryanto, Ericsson.

30 Apr 2016

The Russian is safe! slots into P10

30 Apr 2016

Kvyat now in the drop zone but it is currently on a flying lap.

30 Apr 2016

4 minutes to go and Palmer, Magnussen, Grosjean, Haryanto, Ericsson and Wehrlein are all in the drop zone.

30 Apr 2016

Rosberg and Hamilton retreat back to their garage and wait for P2.

30 Apr 2016

Vettel slots in third behind the two Mercedes only for his teammate Raikkonen to beat him to the spot.

30 Apr 2016

Hamilton goes top and almost cracks 1:35 with a time of 1:36.006!

30 Apr 2016

Kvyat sparking around the track as the home crowd cheer for their only Russian driver on the grid.

30 Apr 2016

Rosberg just put in a time of 1:36.119 to go top.

30 Apr 2016

Enter Ferrari, on supersofts.

30 Apr 2016

Grosjean and Palmer sliding off the track already.

30 Apr 2016

Wehrlein into the pits, probably satisfied with his time. He currently in P11.

30 Apr 2016

Ferrari yet to make an appearance yet. Expect a late entry though to save some tyres.

30 Apr 2016

Hamilton now in P1! Rosberg in P2!

30 Apr 2016

Both silver arrows are pushing hard now after initially setting slow laps times.

30 Apr 2016

Nasr pips the young German with a time of 1:39.549 only to be outdone by Haas driver Gutierrez by 1 second.

30 Apr 2016

Wehrlein the first to be on a flying lap and puts in a respectable time of 1:40.162.

30 Apr 2016

Hamilton and Rosberg straight out on the track with supersofts, along with most other teams. Perez, however, decides to go with softs.

30 Apr 2016

Green light underway! Six drivers will fall victim in this session with 18 minutes of track time in Q1.

30 Apr 2016

Drivers circling their cars while they get in the mood to burn some tyres!

30 Apr 2016

Slight breeze on the track, shouldn't affect performance though.

30 Apr 2016

There were also some drivers that were going off track quite often, but were luckily left unscathed. Hopefully now that they have three practice sessions under their belt we won't see too much of that.

30 Apr 2016

Weather forecast says that fans at Sochi can expect a dry track. Also worth noting is that a lot of the teams seem to be favouring the soft compound tyres ahead of the qualifiers today.

30 Apr 2016

Also, Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel has been penalised five places, so he will be gunning for top spot this afternoon.

30 Apr 2016

Just a recap on what went down FP3: Lewis Hamilton won the Mercedes intra-team battle as he set a 1:36.403 at the Sochi Autodrom to lead the way in final practice.

30 Apr 2016

Welcome back to the Sochi Autodrom for the qualifying for the Chinese Grand Prix. Same format as last week where will see six drivers drop off at the end of the session
Qualifying 2
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Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Laps
1
Nationality
Nico Rosberg
Mercedes
1:35.337
-
11
2
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1:35.820
0.483
13
3
Nationality
Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari
1:36.623
1.286
9
4
Nationality
Kimi Raikkonen
Ferrari
1:36.741
1.404
9
5
Nationality
Valtteri Bottas
Williams
1:37.140
1.803
10
6
Nationality
Felipe Massa
Williams
1:37.230
1.893
9
7
Nationality
Sergio Perez
Force India
1:37.282
1.945
14
8
Nationality
Max Verstappen
Toro Rosso
1:37.510
2.173
15
9
Nationality
Daniel Ricciardo
Red Bull
1:37.569
2.232
14
10
Nationality
Daniil Kvyat
Red Bull
1:37.606
2.269
15
11
Nationality
Carlos Sainz
Toro Rosso
1:37.652
2.315
14
12
Nationality
Jenson Button
McLaren
1:37.701
2.364
14
13
Nationality
Nico Hulkenberg
Force India
1:37.771
2.434
17
14
Nationality
Fernando Alonso
McLaren
1:37.807
2.470
14
15
Nationality
Romain Grosjean
Haas
1:38.055
2.718
16
16
Nationality
Esteban Gutierrez
Haas
1:38.115
2.778
18
16
Nationality
Felipe Nasr
Sauber
1:39.018
3.012
8

30 Apr 2016

Out in Q2: 11 Sainz; 12 Button; 13 Hulkenberg; 14 Alonso; 15 Grosjean; 16 Gutierrez.

30 Apr 2016

Kvyat pushes Sainz out the top 10! Close call from the Russian!

30 Apr 2016

Alonso and Hulkenberg out!

30 Apr 2016

Alonso desperate to get out, less than a minute to go.

30 Apr 2016

Alonso drops into the danger zone. Button running in 10th.

30 Apr 2016

Raikkonen slots into P4! Vettel in 3, Rosberg and Hamilton occupying the top two slots.

30 Apr 2016

Bottas and Massa yet to set a time.

30 Apr 2016

Raikkonen gets going! sets a time of 1:43.369 to start off. 5 minutes to go.

30 Apr 2016

Kvyat gets out! Hulkenberg drops into the danger zone.

30 Apr 2016

Kvyat and Gutierrez in the drop zone. Going to be a tight Q2 here.

30 Apr 2016

Ferrari again watching the grid from the garage battling it out before they join in on the track.

30 Apr 2016

Perez goes top with 1:37.282.

30 Apr 2016

Sainz is on a smooth lap at the moment, with a cool time of 1:37.652.

30 Apr 2016

Alonso now running in clean air. How powerful with that Honda engine be this weekend?

30 Apr 2016

And we're off once again! Formula 1 is the game and supersofts is the name.

30 Apr 2016

Both Haas drivers managed to avoid the drop.

30 Apr 2016

Drivers who made into Q2 include: 1 Hamilton; 2 Rosberg; 3 Vettel; 4 Raikkonen; 5 Bottas; 6 Massa; 7 Sainz; 8 Alonso; 9 Perez; 10 Ricciardo; 11 Verstappen; 12 Kvyat; 13 Button; 14 Grosjean; 15 Hulkenberg; 16 Gutierrez.
Qualifying 3
#
Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Laps
1
Nationality
Nico Rosberg
Mercedes
1:35.417
-
16
2
Nationality
Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari
1:36.123
0.706
16
3
Nationality
Valtteri Bottas
Williams
1:36.536
1.119
17
4
Nationality
Kimi Raikkonen
Ferrari
1:36.663
1.246
17
5
Nationality
Felipe Massa
Williams
1:37.016
1.599
16
6
Nationality
Daniel Ricciardo
Red Bull
1:37.125
1.708
22
7
Nationality
Sergio Perez
Force India
1:37.212
1.795
20
8
Nationality
Daniil Kvyat
Red Bull
1:37.459
2.042
22
9
Nationality
Max Verstappen
Toro Rosso
1:37.583
2.166
20
9
Nationality
Nico Hulkenberg
Force India
1:37.771
2.434
15
10
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
13
10
Nationality
Carlos Sainz
Toro Rosso
1:37.652
2.315
14
10
Nationality
Jenson Button
McLaren
1:37.927
2.59
12
10
Nationality
Fernando Alonso
McLaren
1:38.019
2.682
11
10
Nationality
Romain Grosjean
Haas
1:38.055
2.718
13

30 Apr 2016

Top 10 starting grid tomorrow will be: 1 Rosberg; 2 Vettel (5 place penalty to come); 3 Bottas; 4 Raikkonen; 5 Massa; 6 Ricciardo; 7 Perez; 8 Kvyat; 9 Verstappen; 10 Hamilton.

30 Apr 2016

Bottas makes P3 stick after Raikkonen makes a blunder on the final corner! Vettel in P2, but will start five below that.

30 Apr 2016

Chequered flag! Everyone still out except Rosberg and Bottas.

30 Apr 2016

Bottas looking good on his flying lap, front row start definitely on the cards for him.

30 Apr 2016

Rosberg gets back into the box after failing to impress on his final lap.

30 Apr 2016

Interestingly, Bottas now running in P3 ahead of Raikkonen.

30 Apr 2016

Verstappen now on the track.

30 Apr 2016

Rosberg cracks 1:35 with a time of 1m35.417s.

30 Apr 2016

Championship leader Rosberg now on a flying lap.

30 Apr 2016

Vettel now in P1! Perez in P2!

30 Apr 2016

Raikkonen momentarily takes pole position with a time of 1:42.514.

30 Apr 2016

Othewise, 10 minutes of action! Raikkonen leading the charge.

30 Apr 2016

Surely a Rosberg pole position now?

30 Apr 2016

Hamilton has a power unit failure, Mercedes confirms.

30 Apr 2016

Word is that Hamilton is not taking part in Q3!

30 Apr 2016

All signs point to a Rosberg and Hamilton battle once again. Doesn't look anyone else can keep up with their pace.

30 Apr 2016

Competing for pole in Q3 is 1 Rosberg; 2 Hamilton; 3 Vettel; 4 Raikkonen; 5 Bottas; 6 Massa; 7 Perez; 8 Verstappen; 9 Ricciardo; 10 Kvyat.
Practice 1
#
Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Laps
1
Nationality
Nico Rosberg
Mercedes
1:38.127
-
32
2
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1:38.849
0.722
31
3
Nationality
Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari
1:39.175
1.048
19
4
Nationality
Kimi Raikkonen
Ferrari
1:39.332
1.205
18
5
Nationality
Felipe Massa
Williams
1:39.365
1.238
14
6
Nationality
Daniel Ricciardo
Red Bull
1:39.650
1.523
24
7
Nationality
Valtteri Bottas
Williams
1:39.802
1.675
34
8
Nationality
Daniil Kvyat
Red Bull
1:40.218
2.091
26
9
Nationality
Sergio Perez
Force India
1:40.287
2.16
22
10
Nationality
Carlos Sainz
Toro Rosso
1:40.654
2.527
21
11
Nationality
Jenson Button
McLaren
1:40.663
2.536
19
12
Nationality
Fernando Alonso
McLaren
1:40.771
2.644
18
13
Nationality
Sergey Sirotkin
Lotus
1:40.898
2.771
24
14
Nationality
Felipe Nasr
Sauber
1:41.085
2.958
21
15
Nationality
Max Verstappen
Toro Rosso
1:41.134
3.007
22
16
Nationality
Esteban Gutierrez
Haas
1:41.238
3.111
18
17
Nationality
Romain Grosjean
Haas
1:41.385
3.258
20
18
Nationality
Jolyon Palmer
Renault Sport
1:41.671
3.544
25
18
Nationality
null
null
0.0
0
19
Nationality
Marcus Ericsson
Sauber
1:41.962
3.835
22
20
Nationality
Pascal Wehrlein
Manor
1:42.483
4.356
21
21
Nationality
Rio Haryanto
Manor
1:42.687
4.56
8
22
Nationality
Alfonso Celis
Force India
1:43.432
5.305
23

29 Apr 2016

That is it for now, join us again in two hours for the build-up to FP2.

29 Apr 2016

So the session ends with a P1 for Rosberg and a 1-2 for Mercedes. Ferrari are second quickest overall with Vettel third and Raikkonen fourth.

29 Apr 2016

The chequered flag is out as Sirotkin improves to P13 with a 1:40.8 and Palmer spins his Renault.

29 Apr 2016

Here comes Vettel and he's up to third on the soft tyres. He is 1.048s down on Rosberg's best.

29 Apr 2016

A 1:43.2 for Haryanto puts him ahead of Force India tester Celis on the timesheets.

29 Apr 2016

Massa splits the Ferraris as he improves to fourth place. He is 1.2s down on Rosberg's best.

29 Apr 2016

Haryanto is finally out for his second lap of the day. He is the only driver who has yet to set a time this session.

29 Apr 2016

Sirotkin has improved from 15th to 14th and his 1:41.1 is sixth-tenths quicker than Palmer's best.

29 Apr 2016

Nasr reports: "I think I've lost power". Well now, that's never good.

29 Apr 2016

Raikkonen's forward momentum continues and he is up to P3. He is two-tenths faster than Vettel and 1.2s slower than Rosberg. Like Vettel, Raikkonen's time was set on the soft tyres.

29 Apr 2016

Another improvement from Raikkonen moves him up to fifth place. He is 1.6s off the pace.

29 Apr 2016

Vettel has jumped up to third place but is 1.4s off the pace. Raikkonen improves to sixth.

29 Apr 2016

Massa is back out and has just begun his first flying lap of the day.

29 Apr 2016

Ricciardo has edged Bottas again in the battle for P3. He is a tenth up on the Williams driver.

29 Apr 2016

Hamilton has started another flying lap but it is Rosberg who is flying. Purple in the first and second sectors and the third for the German! It is a 1:38.127. Hamilton does a 1:38.849.

29 Apr 2016

Super-soft runs for Mercedes and it is a 1:38.642 for Rosberg while Hamilton backs off on his first flying lap after a slight mistake.

29 Apr 2016

Just one lap for Massa and he returns to the pits. Gutierrez is now out in the Haas. His team-mate Grosjean is P15.

29 Apr 2016

First lap for Massa as he heads out in the Williams.

29 Apr 2016

Manor's Dave Ryan reports that it is a power steering problem that has curtailed Haryanto's running.

29 Apr 2016

Still waiting for times from Gutierrez, who has done just two laps, Haryanto, who covered just one, and Massa, who has yet to leave the pits this morning.

29 Apr 2016

Bottas is topping the km in the speedtrap on 329.7km while Hamilton is second, 328.4km.

29 Apr 2016

Sirotkin breaks the silence as he heads out in Magnussen's Renault. He is P14 and a full second off Palmer's time.

29 Apr 2016

Midway through FP1 we have Rosberg quickest ahead of Hamilton, Bottas, Ricciardo, Kvyat, Perez, Sainz and Verstappen. Nasr and Alonso are the last two in the top ten. As for Ferrari, Vettel is P11 and Raikkonen P19.

29 Apr 2016

Three laps for Raikkonen on the soft tyres and he is back in the pits. He is slowest of all the drivers who have set times.

29 Apr 2016

Bottas and Ricciardo are taking turns in the P3 spot which Bottas as just retaken off the Red Bull racer. He is 0.763s down on Rosberg while Ricciardo is 0.991s off the pace.

29 Apr 2016

Raikkonen has left the pits so whatever issue he had has hopefully been resolved.

29 Apr 2016

Rosberg has leapfrogged Hamilton with a 1:39.097, 0.240s up on his team-mate. Ricciardo is third but he's on the super-softs. And Vettel has had another spin, this time at Turn 17.

29 Apr 2016

And Vettel now has a turn at the exact same corner as Button, that's Turn 15.

29 Apr 2016

A spin for Jenson Button but no harm done and he continues on his way.

29 Apr 2016

Also issues at Williams as Felipe Massa's car is sans the floor with a reported clutch problem.

29 Apr 2016

Problems over at Ferrari as there are a bunch of people working on the rear wing of his car. Could potentially be a DRS problem. The Finn, though, is still sitting in his car.

29 Apr 2016

The track is getting busy now as several more drivers are out including Ricciardo sans the aeroscreen.

29 Apr 2016

Bottas on the super-softs slides into third place but is over two seconds down on Hamilton, whose time was set on the softs.

29 Apr 2016

Bottas and Ericsson join the fray out on track.

29 Apr 2016

Change at the top as Hamilton overhauls Rosberg. it is a 1:39.337 for the British racer who then heads into the pits. Rosberg has also pitted. The team-mates both covered 8 laps apiece.

29 Apr 2016

Over at Ferrari, Vettel has the new front wing on his SF16-H while Raikkonen is running the older design.

29 Apr 2016

Manor's Pascal Wehrlein, the only driver that has never raced at the Sochi Autodrom, is out on track for his first run of the morning.

29 Apr 2016

Rosberg lowers the benchmark to a 1:39.424 on the soft Pirelli tyres.

29 Apr 2016

It is just one lap for the aeroscreen, which reportedly weighs 8kgs, as Red Bull are currently removing it from Ricciardo's car.

29 Apr 2016

Yellow flags are briefly waved as Hamilton had a spin at Turn 2 on the dusty track.

29 Apr 2016

Rosberg pips his team-mate with a 1:40.452 and Hamilton ups his pace to a 1:40.576, 0.124s off the German's pace.

29 Apr 2016

A 1:41.941 for Hamilton gets the timesheets going.

29 Apr 2016

Ricciardo returns to the pits and that, ladies and gents, was the first lap with Red Bull's proposed cockpit protection device. Now back to the real work!

29 Apr 2016

The aeroscreen - and Ferrari's halo - have been scoffed at by Formula 1 purists but given the horrific accidents - and deaths - in recent years it does seem F1 has to follow this path.

29 Apr 2016

It is not a bad looking device, although you can't see much of the driver from the front. You can still see Ricciardo's distinct helmet side-on.

29 Apr 2016

And here comes Ricciardo with the aeroscreen on his RB12!

29 Apr 2016

The pit lane light is green and FP1 is underway with drivers immediately heading out.

29 Apr 2016

It is a cool start to the day with the air temperature just 14'C.

29 Apr 2016

A quick look at the standings has Nico Rosberg leading the way with a perfect 75 having won the first three races of this season. Lewis Hamilton is second, 36 points behind, with Ricciardo a further three of the pace. The Aussie has a hat-trick of P4s to his name. Sebastian Vettel is fourth with 33 points, three behind Ricciardo, while Kimi Raikkonen is P5. He has 28 points to his name.

29 Apr 2016

Force India also have a test driver lined up for FP1 with Alfonso Celis Jr in action. He will replace Nico Hulkenberg this morning while Sirotkin will be driving Kevin Magnussen's Renault.

29 Apr 2016

There will also be more than one Russian driver on the track this morning as Daniil Kvyat will be joined by Sergey Sirotkin. Sirotkin signed with Renault earlier this week as their test driver and will take part in FP1 at his home track.

29 Apr 2016

The big news this morning is that Red Bull Racing will run their aeroscreen - previously known as the canopy - this morning. The device, which was fitted to Daniel Ricciardo's RB12 on Thursday, is Red Bull's answer to Ferrari's halo and the four-time World Champions are hoping it will get the nod as the FIA looks to introduce cockpit protection next season.

29 Apr 2016

Welcome to the Sochi Autodrom, home of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, home of Daniil Kvyat and home to Formula 1's Russian Grand Prix. All times are local.
Practice 2
#
Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Laps
1
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1:37.583
-
30
2
Nationality
Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari
1:38.235
0.652
10
3
Nationality
Nico Rosberg
Mercedes
1:38.450
0.867
37
4
Nationality
Kimi Raikkonen
Ferrari
1:38.793
1.21
35
5
Nationality
Daniel Ricciardo
Red Bull
1:39.084
1.501
34
6
Nationality
Valtteri Bottas
Williams
1:39.185
1.602
42
7
Nationality
Daniil Kvyat
Red Bull
1:39.193
1.61
32
8
Nationality
Jenson Button
McLaren
1:39.196
1.613
31
9
Nationality
Felipe Massa
Williams
1:39.289
1.706
38
10
Nationality
Fernando Alonso
McLaren
1:39.400
1.817
30
11
Nationality
Carlos Sainz
Toro Rosso
1:39.465
1.882
37
12
Nationality
Max Verstappen
Toro Rosso
1:39.501
1.918
30
13
Nationality
Nico Hulkenberg
Force India
1:39.795
2.212
31
14
Nationality
Sergio Perez
Force India
1:39.867
2.284
38
15
Nationality
Kevin Magnussen
Renault Sport
1:40.193
2.61
41
16
Nationality
Romain Grosjean
Haas
1:40.260
2.677
24
17
Nationality
Esteban Gutierrez
Haas
1:40.508
2.925
26
18
Nationality
Jolyon Palmer
Renault Sport
1:40.688
3.105
37
19
Nationality
Felipe Nasr
Sauber
1:40.740
3.157
31
20
Nationality
Rio Haryanto
Manor
1:41.080
3.497
38
21
Nationality
Pascal Wehrlein
Manor
1:41.148
3.565
23
22
Nationality
Marcus Ericsson
Sauber
1:41.652
4.069
29

29 Apr 2016

Not much to talk about today other than Red Bull's canopy design and Vettel's electric problem, hopefully we get some more entertainment tomorrow, Cheers!

29 Apr 2016

Chequered flag waves! Hamilton fastest in this session, followed by Vettel and then Rosberg. Soft tyre seems to be the preferred choice for most teams.

29 Apr 2016

Less than a minute left now Rosberg and Hamilton continue to stay out on the track.

29 Apr 2016

Teams getting as much out of this session as they can as most teams continue to run out on the track.

29 Apr 2016

Grosjean and Alonso retreat to the pits now as the session comes to a close.

29 Apr 2016

Also a note that Red Bull are no longer running their aeroscreen in this session.

29 Apr 2016

10 minutes left in the session!

29 Apr 2016

Raikkonen's current stint on his supersofts have gone for 8 laps now.

29 Apr 2016

Hamilton on a flying now collecting supersoft tyre data. Everyone out on the track now except Vettel.

29 Apr 2016

Rosberg keeps the habit of going off on Turn 2 alive as the Championship leader recovers smoothly.

29 Apr 2016

Mixed compounds being used now during FP2, with supersofts and softs dominating the session.

29 Apr 2016

Bottas and Magnussen have driven around the track the 26 times so far.

29 Apr 2016

26 Minutes left in the session!

29 Apr 2016

At the back of the grid with the lesser known teams, Sauber driver Ericsonn has set the slowest time of the day with a 1:41.652.

29 Apr 2016

Rosberg heads out on the track now. Raikkonen follows him. Was the Finn waiting for him?

29 Apr 2016

Kvyat garners huge cheers whenever his car passes the crowd on the Sochi Autodrom.

29 Apr 2016

Lots of mechanics around Vettel's Ferrari. The German sporting a smile watching the tv screens.

29 Apr 2016

Top tree all in the pits now. Which are Hamilton, Vettel, who is already making his races notes and Rosberg.

29 Apr 2016

Bottas on the supersofts, places in P6.

29 Apr 2016

Perez on used softs. Struggling for pace and balance it seems.

29 Apr 2016

Interesting to see how many laps the supersofts, softs and medium tyres can do in Sochi. Obviously depending on who the driver is though.

29 Apr 2016

Hamilton and Rosberg now in the pits. While Raikkonen and Bottas head out and join Alonso on the track.

29 Apr 2016

Bernie Ecclestone sighted in Russia! DEEP in conversation with team bosses.

29 Apr 2016

Grosjean spins out! Luckily manages to get his car back the track and continues the practice unhinged.

29 Apr 2016

Verstappen does an impressive on the supersofts setting a time of 1:39.501. Placing in 11th.

29 Apr 2016

Despite running on the soft compound, Ricciardo has moved up to 7th fastest on the grid.

29 Apr 2016

50 minutes left in FP2! Hamilton goes fastest while Vettel watches him from the pits helplessly.

29 Apr 2016

Button an Alonso now on the supersoft tyres. Let's see if they can impress in their Honda-powered McLaren.

29 Apr 2016

Top ten so far in FP2: Vettel, Hamilton, Rosberg, Raikkonen, Bottas, Button, Massa, Kvyat, Alonso, Perez.

29 Apr 2016

Vettel on the radio: "I lost electronics."

29 Apr 2016

Virtual safety car over now after the marshal's pushed Vettel's Ferrari out the way, that his day done.

29 Apr 2016

Virtual safety car now out on the track! Vettel's car comes to a standstill at the start of the circuit!

29 Apr 2016

Raikkonen fails to impress and only goes fourth behind Rosberg, Hamilton and Vettel with a time of 1:38.793.

29 Apr 2016

Teams now following the Ferrari's on the supersofts. While Bottas looks to be going strong on softs, already racking 12 laps on them.

29 Apr 2016

Both Ferrari's now running with the supersofts.

29 Apr 2016

However the Finn is slightly off the pace. Probably getting ready for a flying lap next.

29 Apr 2016

Raikkonen mans up decides to put on supersofts.

29 Apr 2016

Yellow flag was raised for a couple seconds there after Wehrlein spun out. Hamilton did something similar as both cars managed to rejoin the pack.

29 Apr 2016

Grosjean on the radio to his team Haas."There's something not working on the car."

29 Apr 2016

Turn 2 of the Sochi Autodrom looks to be a problem as many other cars are also running off, with Wehrlein out-doing everyone and spinning off.

29 Apr 2016

Palmer runs wide again after locking up. In for another disappointing weekend?

29 Apr 2016

Hamilton sets a time of 1:38.311 and pips Vettel to the fastest lap of the day on soft tyres.

29 Apr 2016

Hamilton on a flying lap after setting fastest first sector.

29 Apr 2016

Russian born driver Daniil Kvyat enjoying burning some tyres at his home race weekend. Plenty of support for him, unsurprisingly

29 Apr 2016

With Hamilton winning that last two races in Sochi, Rosberg will be looking to get as much positive data as possible for the race on Sunday.

29 Apr 2016

Added pressure to the car causes Rosberg's silver arrow to spark out of its bottom.

29 Apr 2016

Raikkonen pips Perez to P2, only for Rosberg to jump them both with a time of 1:38.926. Vettel keeps his fastest time of the day as he goes unchallenged in the opening 15 minutes.

29 Apr 2016

Hamilton yet to make an appearance yet in FP2 while Rosberg enters the circuit.

29 Apr 2016

Renault driver Jolyon Palmer runs wide but manages to recover and get back on course, nothing too serious.

29 Apr 2016

Interestingly, Raikkonen slower than Perez by 0.04secs.

29 Apr 2016

As expected, Vettel goes fastest now and records a 1m39.326s, good first lap from the German there. Wonder how much data Ferrari aim to collect today.

29 Apr 2016

Gutierrez sets the first time of the day with a 1m43.156s on softs.

29 Apr 2016

Vettel out the pits now withe his red Ferrari.

29 Apr 2016

Everyone seems to be starting on the soft tyres in their early stint.

29 Apr 2016

Magnussen, Palmer and Haryanto follows them shortly after.

29 Apr 2016

Green light! And we're underway in Russia with Wehrlein and Gutierrez leading the pack in the final practice session of the day!

29 Apr 2016

Massa looks like determined sitting in his Williams, no messing about today in Russia.

29 Apr 2016

Championship leader Rosberg looks to get started straight away as he gears up to get back into his car.

29 Apr 2016

Sochi Autodrom looks beautiful today, slight wind speed of 3.6km/ph whistling through the track.

29 Apr 2016

We're almost underway! Just a few last minute adjustments to make before drivers go out for the second practice session of the Russian Grand Prix.

29 Apr 2016

Daniel Ricciardo on the aeroscreen that Red Bull ran during FP1: "Basically the part of the structure is in line with the mirrors, where the mirror structure is, so it does not really block any more vision than what we do have already with the mirrors, and the front is pretty open."

29 Apr 2016

Despite the cold weather in Sochi, it is predicted that teams should expect a dry a track for the rest of the day.

29 Apr 2016

Everyone on the grid has set lap times so far, with the two Ferrari's behind the Mercedes duo.

29 Apr 2016

Just a little reminder of what took place during FP1: Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton were comfortably quickest in FP1 at Sochi, a session in which Red Bulls aeroscreen made its on-track debut.

29 Apr 2016

Welcome back to the Sochi Autodrom! Second practice to get underway soon!
Practice 3
#
Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Laps
1
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1:36.403
-
17
2
Nationality
Nico Rosberg
Mercedes
1:36.471
0.068
22
3
Nationality
Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari
1:37.007
0.604
28
4
Nationality
Kimi Raikkonen
Ferrari
1:37.727
1.324
14
5
Nationality
Felipe Massa
Williams
1:37.918
1.515
16
6
Nationality
Valtteri Bottas
Williams
1:37.985
1.582
16
7
Nationality
Max Verstappen
Toro Rosso
1:38.133
1.73
22
8
Nationality
Jenson Button
McLaren
1:38.260
1.857
14
9
Nationality
Carlos Sainz
Toro Rosso
1:38.465
2.062
25
10
Nationality
Sergio Perez
Force India
1:38.542
2.139
18
11
Nationality
Daniel Ricciardo
Red Bull
1:38.622
2.219
23
12
Nationality
Fernando Alonso
McLaren
1:38.633
2.23
12
13
Nationality
Daniil Kvyat
Red Bull
1:39.047
2.644
15
14
Nationality
Nico Hulkenberg
Force India
1:39.162
2.759
16
15
Nationality
Esteban Gutierrez
Haas
1:39.230
2.827
18
16
Nationality
Kevin Magnussen
Renault Sport
1:39.238
2.835
16
17
Nationality
Romain Grosjean
Haas
1:39.239
2.836
15
18
Nationality
Jolyon Palmer
Renault Sport
1:39.589
3.186
19
19
Nationality
Rio Haryanto
Manor
1:39.599
3.196
19
20
Nationality
Pascal Wehrlein
Manor
1:39.663
3.26
18
21
Nationality
Marcus Ericsson
Sauber
1:39.740
3.337
23
22
Nationality
Felipe Nasr
Sauber
1:39.898
3.495
19

30 Apr 2016

That's it for now, join us again in two hours for qualifying. Cheers!

30 Apr 2016

The chequered flag is out and Mercedes have yet another 1-2 to their name with Hamilton ahead of Rosberg. Vettel is P3.

30 Apr 2016

Hamilton is on a flier, and he is purple in the first two sectors. It is 1:36.403 for the British racer and that is P1 by 0.068s.

30 Apr 2016

Good news for McLaren is that Button is up in seventh place while Toro Rosso's Verstappen has just improved to P8.

30 Apr 2016

Here comes Vettel and he is flying. He jumps up to third place, 0.5s down on Rosberg's P1 time.

30 Apr 2016

A 1:36.953 is Hamilton's best, 0.170s down on his team-mate.

30 Apr 2016

Rosberg ups his pace to a 1:36.783, which is half a second quicker than Hamilton. The Brit though is on a hot lap himself.

30 Apr 2016

Vettel starts his hot lap and this time Raikkonen has to get out of the way of his team-mate. It is a 1:8.056 for Vettel, which puts him P5.

30 Apr 2016

Another moment for Ferrari as a weaving Vettel is caught by Raikkonen and then has to back off to make space between himself and the Finn.

30 Apr 2016

Vettel had a bit of a moment as Ferrari released him and he was forced to slam brakes as there was Hamilton heading down the pit lane.

30 Apr 2016

After a bit of a lull, Rosberg is back out on track along with Massa, Ricciardo, Bottas and Perez. They are all out on new super-softs, well expect Ricciardo who is using used tyres.

30 Apr 2016

Vettel is slowest of all as he has been focused on race sim. He has covered 23 laps on the super-soft tyres.

30 Apr 2016

Button goes P10 on his first flying lap on the soft tyres.

30 Apr 2016

Hamilton is back in the pits as too are third placed Raikkonen and fourth placed Massa.

30 Apr 2016

Massive lock up for Grosjean and he's heading through the run-off at Turn 13.

30 Apr 2016

Rosberg responds with a 1:37.224. That puts him 0.101s up on Hamilton.

30 Apr 2016

Hamilton hits back with a 1:37.325 to overhaul his team-mate by 0.397s.

30 Apr 2016

Alonso is out on track. Both the Spaniard and his team-mate Jenson Button have yet to set lap times this session.

30 Apr 2016

Rosberg's time, though, was set with four wheels of the track as he ran it wide at the exit of the final corner. If this was qualifying, his time may not have stood.

30 Apr 2016

Now Rosberg is purple in the first sector, and the second, and again in the third. A 1:37.722 for the Championship leader.

30 Apr 2016

We have a new man in P1 as Hamilton goes purple, purple and purple and it is a 1:38.217.

30 Apr 2016

Kvyat is up to third place with a fastest final sector time.

30 Apr 2016

Raikkonen is on a flier and he's quickest in the first sector, does a personal best in the middle but it is only good enough for second behind Ricciardo. He is 0.150s short of the Aussie's best.

30 Apr 2016

Rosberg starts a hot lap on a new set of super-softs but also gets it wrong at Turn 13.

30 Apr 2016

The VSC is lifted as replays show Perez just drove straight on at Turn 13. He tried to do a 3-point turn but ran out of space and couldn't get reverse gear.

30 Apr 2016

The VSC has been deployed as the marshals help Perez reverse and he's back running.

30 Apr 2016

Yellow flags are out for Perez and his Force India is up against the barrier at Turn 13.

30 Apr 2016

Ricciardo is back on top with a 1:38.8, which puts him 0.2s up on Perez's best. His team-mate Kvyat is in the pits, still waiting for wheels and his first run. Verstappen now runs wide at Turn 4 and Palmer is off the track as well.

30 Apr 2016

Here comes Perez, up in the first sector and again in the third. He does a 1:39.1 while Sainz jumps to second ahead of Verstappen.

30 Apr 2016

A 1:40.2 puts Ricciardo top of the pile ahead of Vettel, Palmer and Ericsson.

30 Apr 2016

Hamilton adds his name to the list of those getting it wrong as he runs it wide at Turn 4.

30 Apr 2016

Vettel does another trip through the pits as Verstappen starts the session's first hot lap. It is a ... nope Max backs off as he runs wide and off the track.

30 Apr 2016

Magnussen is out on track but there is a lot of brake dust coming from his Renault. He seems to be running without any problems and moves onto his second lap.

30 Apr 2016

And he's back out! Vettel drove straight through the pits, practiced a start on his way out and he's onto lap number 2 of the session.

30 Apr 2016

Most of the drivers are heading out on the mediums but Vettel has immediately taken to the super--soft Pirellis. It is just one lap for the Ferrari driver before he returns to the pits.

30 Apr 2016

Gutierrez, Vettel and Wehrlein are the first drivers out on track followed by Magnussen, Nasr and Grosjean.

30 Apr 2016

The pit lane light is green and FP3 is underway at the Sochi Autodrom.

30 Apr 2016

The air temperature is only 16'C but the track is up to 32'C.

30 Apr 2016

It is overcast here today but it should stay dry for final practice. The drivers, though, may have to deal with a bit of rain later in qualifying.

30 Apr 2016

Red Bull and Williams are also looking strong with Daniel Ricciardo and Valtteri Bottas battling throughout Friday's practices. Ricciardo had the edge.

30 Apr 2016

Sebastian Vettel did manage to split the Mercedes pairing in FP2 but stopped moments later on the pit straight. He will have a 5-place grid penalty for a gearbox change.

30 Apr 2016

Friday's running at the Autodrom belonged to Mercedes with Nico Rosberg setting the pace in FP1 while Lewis Hamilton was quickest in FP2.

30 Apr 2016

Welcome back to the 5.8km Sochi circuit for final practice for the Russian GP. Unlike the other practices, this session is only 60 minutes. All times are local.
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Season Schedule
Date
Grand Prix
Time

03 Jul

British Grand Prix

04:00 PM

10 Jul

Austrian Grand Prix

03:00 PM

24 Jul

French Grand Prix

03:00 PM

Driver Standings
#
Driver
Points
1
Max Verstappen Red Bull
175
2
Sergio Perez Red Bull
129
3
Charles Leclerc Ferrari
126
4
George Russell Mercedes
111
5
Carlos Sainz Ferrari
102
Team Standings
#
Team
Points
1
Red Bull
304
2
Ferrari
228
3
Mercedes
188
Season Results
Grand Prix
Podium

20 Mar

Bahrain Grand Prix
1. Charles Leclerc 2. Carlos Sainz 3. Lewis Hamilton

27 Mar

Saudi Arabian Grand...
1. Max Verstappen 2. Charles Leclerc 3. Carlos Sainz