Russian GP (2014)
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On December 19th, an award ceremony to present the 2014 Race Promoters’ Trophy to the Russian Grand Prix organisers took place at Sochi Autodrom.
The team has denied the claims of their driver, Kamui Kobayashi.
Lotus: From Russia with Love
Sergio Perez raced to tenth place and Nico Hulkenberg battled his way to P12 from P17.
Max Chilton: "What the Team needs now is to head home for support from their families and colleagues back at the factory."
A perfectly executed drive from Jenson Button to fourth place, backed up by a superbly combative run from Kevin Magnussen to fifth place.
Valtteri Bottas finished third and Felipe Massa 11th in today’s Russian Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton continued his dominance at the Russian venue.
It's advantage Hamilton early at Sochi.
Eric Boullier: "Okay, P4 and P6 amount to our best cumulative qualifying performance of the year."
Valtteri Bottas: "Third is a good result and we have strong race pace so hopefully we can battle with the Mercedes cars and secure another podium finish tomorrow."
Lewis Hamilton will start the inaugural Russian Grand Prix from the front of the grid after claiming his seventh pole position of the season at the Sochi Autodrom.
Lewis Hamilton tops FP3 at Sochi.
Jean Todt and Charlie Whiting spoke in a press conference today in Russia.
Kevin Magnussen: “It was a pretty decent day for us today, and the car feels good”
Max Chilton: "This evening will give us a chance to reflect on the day a little more and hopefully we will come back stronger still tomorrow.”
The following is a transcript from Friday's press conference.
The trophy will stand out as one of the most eye-catching prizes on the FIA Formula One World Championship™ calendar.
Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton ended the first session in P1 and P2 respectively, separated by less than a tenth of a second.
Lewis Hamilton overshadowed his nearest rival by more than eight tenths. McLaren rookie outpaced his teammate. Fernando Alonso in third in his Ferrari.
Mercedes drivers in top two spots ahead of Button and Alonso. Marussia to run single car ‘out of respect’ for Bianchi.
Mercedes pair tops free practice, Button only one tenth behind.
Roberto Merhi to drive in FP1
A lot was said in Thursday's press conference.
F1 has made the 8,000 kilometre trek from Suzuka to the all-new Sochi Autodrom, but many are not in the mood to celebrate the sport's latest destination.
Marussia is yet to declare how it will tackle this weekend's Russian Grand Prix, as its race driver Jules Bianchi lies comatose in Japan.
Medium and soft tyres for the first brand new circuit since Austin.
Ari Vatanen was very outspoken about the GP and revealed that Jean Todt feels the same way.
Multi award winning musician and actor Lenny Kravitz has today been announced as the headline concert act at the 2014 Formula 1 Russia Grand Prix.