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My name is Patrick Moeke and I will keep you informed of all developments at the Grand Prix of Russia.

Lots of fun!

  • GP Russia

  • LIVE:

  • First free practice

  • 2.00 pm:

  • Second free practice

Formula 1 a few seconds ago

Another 23 minutes

- Verstappen clocked the second time and is the fastest of everyone in the third sector.

He concedes six tenths to Bottas' fastest time.

Formula 1 2 minutes ago

Another 25 minutes

- Verstappen had to abort his fast lap due to the Latifi crash, but is now making a new attempt on the soft tire.

Formula 1 · 3 minutes ago

Another 26 minutes

- Latifi's car has been cleaned up and the session is resumed.

3 minutes ago

Formula 1 · 5 minutes ago

The Latifi crash in pictures.


# F1 #FUnoAT #RussianGp 🇷🇺Ecco il botto di Latifi in curva dieci che provoca la bandiera rossa ... #Leclerc #Ferrari # SF1000 #Sochi


Avatar Author Alessandro Arcari Moment of places 11: 00 - 25 September 2020

Formula 1 9 minutes ago



# F1 #GPRusia #RussianGP 🇷🇺


Avatar Author Bandera Azul Moment of places 10:54 - 25 September 2020

Formula 1 11 minutes ago

Code red

- Latifi's crash isn't too bad.

The Canadian slides backwards into the tire stack and gets out unharmed.

There is work to be done for the Williams mechanics.

Formula 1 13 minutes ago

Another 36 minutes


Code red.

Nicholas Latifi is in the tire stack.

Formula 1 14 minutes ago

Another 38 minutes

- For the first time today, Max Verstappen is on the road with the soft tire.

Can he get close to Bottas's time?

14 minutes ago

Formula 1 15 minutes ago

Another 39 minutes

- And Valtteri Bottas also slows down on the medium band.

The Mercedes is not yet running on rails in Sochi.

Formula 1 17 minutes ago

Another 41 minutes

- A rare mistake by Lewis Hamilton, who slows down and has to abort his fast lap.

The Mercedes driver has not yet recorded a serious lap time.

Formula 1 20 minutes ago

The state of affairs halfway through training at the Sochi Autodrom.

CLASSIFICATION: 45 MINS INTO FP1Here's how we stand as we pass the halfway stage in first practice at Sochi 👀⏱️ #RussianGP 🇷🇺 # F1


Avatar Author Formula 1 Moment of publication 10: 46 - 25 September 2020

Formula 1 20 minutes ago

Another 44 minutes

- Lewis Hamilton breaks the silence.

The Mercedes driver is going to explore the track with hard tires.

Formula 1 27 minutes ago

Another 51 minutes

- The stand:

  • Bottas (S) 1.34.923

  • Pérez (M) 1.16.520

  • Verstappen (H) 1.36.751

  • Ricciardo (H) 1,336,852

  • Leclerc (S) 1.36.896

  • 27 minutes ago

    Formula 1 30 minutes ago

    Another 55 minutes

    - The virtual safety car is used to clean up the debris from Sainz's car.

    The McLaren driver single-handedly reaches the pits.

    Formula 1 33 minutes ago

    Another 57 minutes

    - Sainz slides backwards into the tire stack.

    The Spaniard's rear wing is heavily damaged, but he is still trying to reach the pits by himself.

    Formula 1 · 35 minutes ago

    Another 58 minutes

    - Bottas increases the pace by almost two seconds.

    On the soft tire the Finn clocked 1.34.923 and is therefore 1.8 seconds faster than Verstappen, who was therefore on the hard tire.

    Formula 1 36 minutes ago

    Another 59 minutes

    - Bottas and Hamilton are the first drivers to hit the road on the soft tire.

    Expect fast times from the Mercedes drivers.

    Formula 1 37 minutes ago

    Another 61 minutes

    - Max Verstappen speeds up the pace on the hard tire.

    The Dutchman clocked 1.36.751 and is one tenth faster than Ricciardo (second), who also rides on the hard tire.

    37 minutes ago

    Formula 1 39 minutes ago

    At McLaren it is also mainly about collecting data about the circuit on Friday.

    Both cars back out on track after short spells in the garage.

    All about that data.

    📊💻 #RussianGP 🇷🇺


    Avatar Author McLaren Moment of places 10: 25-25 September 2020

    Formula 1 42 minutes ago

    Another 66 minutes

    - A new fastest time on the Sochi Autodrom.

    Home rider Daniil Kvyat scores 1.37,124 on the medium band, making it a tenth faster than Pérez (second) and Bottas (third).

    Formula 1 44 minutes ago

    Another 68 minutes

    - While Verstappen is on the road again, a number of garages next to him are working on Lewis Hamilton's car.

    The Brit has three rounds behind him.

    Formula 1 one hour ago

    Another 77 minutes

    - After all drivers have driven at least one lap, everyone is back in the pits.

    Only Bottas (1.37,313) and Hamilton (1.37,716) can be found on the times list.

    Formula 1 one hour ago

    Another 82 minutes

    - Lewis Hamilton is the first driver to set a time on the clocks: 1.37.716 on the hard tire.

    an hour ago

    Formula 1 one hour ago

    Underway in Sochi 👉 #RussianGP 🇷🇺 |

    #WeAreWilliams 💙


    Avatar Author Williams Racing Moment of places 10:06 - 25 September 2020

    Formula 1 one hour ago

    Another 87 minutes

    - Verstappen drives directly outside and comes back in after one installation round.

    After two outings in a row, the Dutchman hopes to finally score again this weekend.

    Formula 1 one hour ago

    Another 90 minutes

    - Green!

    The first practice for the Grand Prix of Russia is on its way.

    Formula 1 one hour ago

    Max Verstappen is driving a new power source in his car this weekend.

    According to Honda, the introduction of the new bike has nothing to do with the problems the Red Bull rider faced in Mugello.

    We have introduced new PUs for both AlphaTauri cars and Max - Alex will get a new one at a later date.

    The change is penalty-free and is part of our PU management strategy for the season.

    It is not linked to the problems Verstappen experienced in Mugello.



    Avatar Author Honda Racing F1 Moment of places 09:55 - September 25, 2020

    Formula 1 one hour ago

    They are un-Russian temperatures in Sochi, where it is warm and sunny.

    The rest of the weekend will not change.

    It's a beautiful morning in Sochi 👀Drivers will be out on track in a few minutes for FP1!

    ⏰ #RussianGP 🇷🇺 # F1


    Avatar Author Formula 1 Moment of publication 09:54 - 25 September 2020

    Formula 1 2 hours ago

    The Sochi circuit looks nice in the morning sun.

    Today the first and second free practice for the Grand Prix of Russia will be held.

    • Program:

    • 10.00 am

    • First free practice

    • 14.00 hours

    • Second free practice

    Ready for another F1 race weekend? Let's do this, @SochiAutodrom 🙌 #RussianGP 🇷🇺 # F1


    Avatar Author Formula 1 Moment of publication 08: 37 - September 25, 2020

    Formula 1 · 3 hours ago

    Air cleared between Pérez and Racing Point

    Sergio Pérez and the management of Racing Point have settled their fight.

    Two weeks ago, the Mexican was surprised to learn that he will lose his spot at Racing Point to Sebastian Vettel in 2021.

    Yesterday he announced that he feels that things have been withheld from him since then, but now the dispute has been settled.

    "We have known each other for seven years and Racing Point is like a family. We have spoken and the team accepts my explanation," Pérez wrote on social media on Friday.

    "It should not end in a minor key after seven years. The sky is now completely cleared."

    Formula 1 · 3 hours ago

    Lewis Hamilton can make Formula 1 history this weekend by matching the record number of victories of Michael Schumacher.

    The Briton already has many records to his name, but not all:

    Back up