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Formula 1 Hamilton takes Russian GP pole despite Q2 scare Lewis Hamilton claimed pole for Formula 1's 2020 Russian Grand Prix despite nearly not setting a Q2 lap after Sebastian Vettel crashed, while Max Verstappen beat Valtteri Bottas to second

Formula 1 Hamilton avoids penalty over T2 qualifying incident Lewis Hamilton has avoided a sanction for a rule breach when rejoining the track at Turn 2 during qualifying for the Russian Grand Prix, ensuring he keeps pole position

Formula 1 Albon 'confused' by Verstappen qualifying gap Alexander Albon said he found the gap to Red Bull Formula 1 team-mate Max Verstappen in Russian Grand Prix qualifying "confusing" after finishing 1.1 seconds off the pace in Q3

Formula 2 Four teams set to appeal Schumacher's Sochi win At least four Formula 2 teams are considering launching an appeal against Mick Schumacher's victory in the feature race at Sochi

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Formula 1 Mercedes explains soft tyre pick for Hamilton in Q2 Mercedes has explained why it opted to qualify Lewis Hamilton on the less-favourable soft compound tyre for the Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix despite his plea to use mediums

The "black gold" behind an all-female Nurburgring 24 Hours challenge The all-female Giti Tire Motorsport by WS Racing will take on the infamous Nordschleife in the Nurburgring 24 Hours, in which tyre management will be key

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Giorgio Piola's incredible career in motorsport Giorgio Piola is a much-celebrated figure within the Formula 1 paddock, famous for his technical artworks that span over 50 years of the championship's history

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Russia / Round 10
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3rd Free practice
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  • Circuit: Sochi
  • Race: 53 laps / 309.745 km
Tuscany / 13 Sep
Pos Driver Team
1 Hamilton Mercedes
2 Bottas Mercedes
3 Albon Red Bull/Honda
4 Ricciardo Renault
5 Perez Racing Point/Mercedes
6 Norris McLaren/Renault
7 Kvyat AlphaTauri/Honda
8 Leclerc Ferrari
9 Raikkonen Alfa Romeo/Ferrari
10 Vettel Ferrari
Standings / After 9 races
Pos Driver Points
1 Lewis Hamilton 190
2 Valtteri Bottas 135
3 Max Verstappen 110
4 Lando Norris 65
5 Alexander Albon 63
6 Lance Stroll 57
7 Daniel Ricciardo 53
8 Charles Leclerc 49
9 Sergio Perez 44
10 Pierre Gasly 43

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