RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX

Sochi Autodrom
26/09/2021 12:00 UTC

RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX

Sochi Autodrom
26/09/2021 12:00 UTC

24/09/2021

FP1: 11:30 - 12:00 /
FP2: 15:00 - 16:00

25/09/2021

FP3: 12:00 - 13:00 /
QUALI: 15:00 - 16:00

26/09/2021

RACE: 15:00

The Russian Grand Prix is one of the newer events of the Formula 1 World Championship calendar: to date there have been 7 races, all of them at the Sochi circuit. F1 in Russia has only been in existence since 2014, although there was a Russian Grand Prix held in 1913 and 1914 in St. Petersburg, but there was no F1 back in those days, so it’s not really relevant.

Russian GP and the Olympics

Formerly known as the Sochi Olympic Park Circuit, it now goes by the name of Sochi Autodrom. As it name suggest, it runs through the Olympic Park, on roads constructed for the 2014 Winter Games – albeit always with the intention of being converted for F1 once the Olympic flame was extinguished.

The Hermann Tilke-designed track is one of the longest in F1 and is the fulfillment of a long-standing desire to take the sport to Russia that stretches back well into the Soviet era, thus turning the dream of having Formula 1 in Russia into reality.

This year, the Sochi Grand Prix takes place in Autumn, so it’s unlikely that visitors will be swimming in the Black Sea, on whose shores the city is set. Nevertheless, the mountain scenery and warm sunshine still makes this an attractive holiday destination.

All seven past editions have ended in victory for the Silver Arrows: four times with Lewis Hamilton, two for Valtteri Bottas and one for Nico Rosberg. The 2020 Russian Grand Prix was won by the aforementioned Bottas, who started from third on the grid.

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POSDRIVERPTS
1Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes AMG Petronas)347
2Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes AMG Petronas)223
3Max Verstappen (Aston Martin Red Bull Racing)214
4Sergio Pérez (BWT Racing Point)125
5Daniel Ricciardo (Renault DP World)119
6Carlos Sainz Jr. (McLaren)105
7Alexander Albon (Aston Martin Red Bull Racing)105
8Charles Leclerc (Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow)98
9Lando Norris (McLaren)97
10Pierre Gasly (Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda)75
11Lance Stroll (BWT Racing Point)75
12Esteban Ocon (Renault DP World)62
13Sebastian Vettel (Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow)33
14Daniil Kvyat (Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda)32
15Nico Hülkenberg (BWT Racing Point)10
16Antonio Giovinazzi (Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN)4
17Kimi Räikkönen (Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN)4
18George Russell (Williams Racing)3
19Romain Grosjean (Haas F1 Team)2
20Kevin Magnussen (Haas F1 Team)1
21Nicholas Latifi (Williams Racing)0
22Jack Aitken (Williams Racing)0
23Pietro Fittipaldi (Haas F1 Team)0
POSTEAMPTS
1Mercedes573
2Red Bull319
3McLaren202
4Racing Point195
5Renault181
6Ferrari131
7AlphaTauri107
8Alfa Romeo8
9Haas3
10Williams0