Russian Federation

Russian GP (2021)

Russian Federation Sochi Autodrom
23 Sep - 26 Sep
Event finished

F1 Russian GP qualifying - Start time, how to watch & more

Valtteri Bottas topped Friday practice in a Mercedes 1-2 in FP2 at the Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix. Here’s how and when to watch qualifying.

Gasly surprised by "fragile" front wing break in F1 Russian GP FP2

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 on Friday.

Why F1's title contenders have diverged on taking engine penalties

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.

Hamilton: Mercedes must capitalise on Verstappen's Russia F1 penalty

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.

Verstappen braced for ‘more difficult’ Sochi F1 fightback than 2018

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.

Grand Prix practice results: Bottas fastest in Sochi F1

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.

F1 Russian GP: Bottas leads Mercedes 1-2 in FP2, Giovinazzi crashes

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.

Verstappen to start F1 Russian GP from back with new power unit

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.

F1 Russian GP facing Saturday rain disruption, FIA brings forward F3 race

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.

Alonso doubts podium is possible this year without 'chaotic' race

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”.

F1 Russian GP: Bottas heads Mercedes 1-2 in opening practice

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.

F1 Russian Grand Prix: live updates - free practice

Live updates from the Russian GP's free practice sessions

Shwartzman: F1 teams could benefit from 2022 rookie FP1 outings

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.

Haas considers hiring experienced reserve driver for 2022

Haas Formula 1 team principal Guenther Steiner is considering employing a more experienced driver to help regulars Mick Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin with the development of its 2022 car.

Hamilton's pressure claim "shows he doesn't know me" - Verstappen

Max Verstappen says 2021 Formula 1 championship rival Lewis Hamilton's suggestion the pressure of a first world title fight could be impacting his performances "shows he really doesn't know me".

Leclerc not expecting "big changes" from Ferrari F1 power unit upgrade

Charles Leclerc says Ferrari is not expecting any “big changes” from the upgraded hybrid system on its Formula 1 power unit that will debut in Sochi this weekend.

Verstappen: People "hypocritical" over Monza crash walkaway

Max Verstappen thinks people were 'hypocritical' to lambast him for walking away from his crash with Lewis Hamilton at Formula 1's Italian Grand Prix without checking on his rival.

Bottas would accept team orders to support Hamilton’s title bid

Valtteri Bottas says he would be happy to accept team orders from Mercedes to support Lewis Hamilton’s Formula 1 title fight against Max Verstappen.

Hamilton: Pressure of first title chance could be impacting Verstappen

Lewis Hamilton thinks that the pressure of gunning for his first Formula 1 world championship may be having an impact on title rival Max Verstappen.

Vettel: Extending Aston Martin F1 deal ‘not really’ in doubt

Sebastian Vettel says there was “not really” any doubt that he would extend his Aston Martin Formula 1 deal into 2022 amid his excitement for the incoming regulations.

Haas confirms Schumacher and Mazepin for 2022 F1 season

Haas has announced that Mick Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin will continue with the team for a second Formula 1 season in 2022.

Ferrari to debut updated F1 hybrid system at Russian GP

Ferrari has confirmed it will debut the updated hybrid system on its Formula 1 power unit at this weekend’s Russian Grand Prix, resigning Charles Leclerc to a grid penalty.

Ferrari struggling to find F1 opportunities for junior drivers - Binotto

Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto admits that the Italian team is struggling to find future Formula 1 opportunities for its Driver Academy members.

Why the 2021 title fight is far from F1's worst, despite its toxic background

OPINION: Formula 1 reconvenes for the Russian Grand Prix two weeks after the latest blow in ‘Max Verstappen vs Lewis Hamilton’. While the Silverstone and Monza incidents were controversial, they thankfully lacked one element that so far separates the 2021 title fight from the worst examples of ugly championship battles

2021 F1 Russian GP – how to watch, session timings and more

Formula 1 returns to action after a dramatic triple-header with a trip to Sochi for the Russian Grand Prix, the 15th round of the 2021 season on the 24-26 September.

Former McLaren boss Whitmarsh to return to F1 with Aston Martin

Former McLaren team boss Martin Whitmarsh is to return to a role in Formula 1 as the new Group Chief Executive Officer of Aston Martin Performance Technologies.

Berger: Intense Hamilton/Verstappen fight what F1 needs

The intense title battle between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen, which has spilled over into controversy, is exactly what Formula 1 needs, says former grand prix winner Gerhard Berger.

Alpine expects return to normal F1 form at Russian GP

Alpine Formula 1 team executive director Marcin Budkowski expects the Enstone outfit to bounce back in the next race in Russia after a blip in form at the Italian Grand Prix.

Russian GP not ruling out alternating F1 race between Sochi and Igora Drive

The possibility of sharing hosting duties for the Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix between Igora Drive and Sochi Autodrom is "not completely closed", according to the race promoter.