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Russian GP

24 Sep 2021 - 26 Sep 2021

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The Russian Grand Prix is a Formula One race held at Sochi Autodrom in Sochi, Russia. The race was first held in the 2014 season and was won by Lewis Hamilton. Ever since Sochi has been a permanent fixture of the F1 calendar. The circuit has been called under question for a lack of action and for producing “dull” races in the past. The smooth track surface doesn’t help when it comes to tire degradation and hence makes it hard to introduce any level of unpredictability on this track. Mercedes has dominated on this track by winning all the races that have taken place at Sochi.

Racing History

The first race was held in 2014 that saw Nico Rosberg going off on the very first corner of the race. Rosberg had to pit and would then spend the majority of the race climbing his way back through the field. The race would be won by Lewis Hamilton as he kept a comfortable lead from start to finish. 

The 2015 season would see would yet again feature Lewis Hamilton dominate the weekend and win the race comfortably. The 2016 season however would see Nico Rosberg get one back on Lewis Hamilton and win the race. The 2017 season saw Valteri Bottas pick up the first race win of his career as he held off Sebastian Vettel to win the race.

The 2018 and 2019 seasons saw Lewis Hamilton picking up consecutive victories on the track while Valterri Bottas would turn the tables on Hamilton by picking up another win in 2020.


2022 F1 calendar has 22 races now instead of originally planned 23
2022 F1 calendar has 22 races now instead of originally planned 23

2022 F1 calendar has 22 races now instead of originally planned 23

"Twenty-two races is a good amount" - Haas boss hopes F1 don't replace Russian GP only for the sake of racing
"Twenty-two races is a good amount" - Haas boss hopes F1 don't replace Russian GP only for the sake of racing

"Twenty-two races is a good amount" - Haas boss hopes F1 don't replace Russian GP only for the sake of racing

Mercedes boss believes Nikita Mazepin 'merits to be in Formula 1'
Mercedes boss believes Nikita Mazepin 'merits to be in Formula 1'

Mercedes boss believes Nikita Mazepin 'merits to be in Formula 1'

Russia will no longer have an F1 race in future
Russia will no longer have an F1 race in future

Russia will no longer have an F1 race in future

"Nothing to do with this conflict" - Former F1 boss on FIA decision allowing Russian drivers to race
"Nothing to do with this conflict" - Former F1 boss on FIA decision allowing Russian drivers to race

"Nothing to do with this conflict" - Former F1 boss on FIA decision allowing Russian drivers to race

Russian motorsport body calls FIA WMSC statement 'discriminatory'
Russian motorsport body calls FIA WMSC statement 'discriminatory'

Russian motorsport body calls FIA WMSC statement 'discriminatory'

Ukraine asks the FIA to ban drivers with Russian licenses, including Haas F1's Nikita Mazepin
Ukraine asks the FIA to ban drivers with Russian licenses, including Haas F1's Nikita Mazepin

Ukraine asks the FIA to ban drivers with Russian licenses, including Haas F1's Nikita Mazepin

"I stand with the many Russian citizens" - Lewis Hamilton has a message for those suffering from Russia-Ukraine conflict
"I stand with the many Russian citizens" - Lewis Hamilton has a message for those suffering from Russia-Ukraine conflict

"I stand with the many Russian citizens" - Lewis Hamilton has a message for those suffering from Russia-Ukraine conflict

"Untenable under the current circumstances" - McLaren boss agrees with F1 dropping Russian Grand Prix
"Untenable under the current circumstances" - McLaren boss agrees with F1 dropping Russian Grand Prix

"Untenable under the current circumstances" - McLaren boss agrees with F1 dropping Russian Grand Prix

Former F1 CEO calls Vladimir Putin 'straightforward and honorable', feels Russian Grand Prix should go ahead
Former F1 CEO calls Vladimir Putin 'straightforward and honorable', feels Russian Grand Prix should go ahead

Former F1 CEO calls Vladimir Putin 'straightforward and honorable', feels Russian Grand Prix should go ahead

"The purchased tickets are not cancelled" - F1 Russian Grand Prix promoter thinks race in Sochi could take place
"The purchased tickets are not cancelled" - F1 Russian Grand Prix promoter thinks race in Sochi could take place

"The purchased tickets are not cancelled" - F1 Russian Grand Prix promoter thinks race in Sochi could take place

F1 and teams agree to call off 2022 Russian Grand Prix 
F1 and teams agree to call off 2022 Russian Grand Prix 

F1 and teams agree to call off 2022 Russian Grand Prix 

"F1 is not the most important in the world" - F1 team bosses set to meet sport's CEO to discuss Russian Grand Prix
"F1 is not the most important in the world" - F1 team bosses set to meet sport's CEO to discuss Russian Grand Prix

"F1 is not the most important in the world" - F1 team bosses set to meet sport's CEO to discuss Russian Grand Prix

Max Verstappen and Sebastian Vettel lead charge to boycott Russian Grand Prix
Max Verstappen and Sebastian Vettel lead charge to boycott Russian Grand Prix

Max Verstappen and Sebastian Vettel lead charge to boycott Russian Grand Prix

Russian Grand Prix was removed from F1 ticketing page but is now back
Russian Grand Prix was removed from F1 ticketing page but is now back

Russian Grand Prix was removed from F1 ticketing page but is now back

"They're trying to stop me" - When Lewis Hamilton spoke out against F1's excessive decisions
"They're trying to stop me" - When Lewis Hamilton spoke out against F1's excessive decisions

"They're trying to stop me" - When Lewis Hamilton spoke out against F1's excessive decisions

Ranking top 3 wet weather races of F1 2021
Ranking top 3 wet weather races of F1 2021

Ranking top 3 wet weather races of F1 2021

“I think I got shadowed a bit by him” - Lando Norris on former team-mate Carlos Sainz
“I think I got shadowed a bit by him” - Lando Norris on former team-mate Carlos Sainz

“I think I got shadowed a bit by him” - Lando Norris on former team-mate Carlos Sainz

Ranking 3 most heartbreaking races of the F1 turbo-hybrid era
Ranking 3 most heartbreaking races of the F1 turbo-hybrid era

Ranking 3 most heartbreaking races of the F1 turbo-hybrid era

"I take equal third, especially with Lando" - Carlos Sainz on Nico Rosberg's top 5
"I take equal third, especially with Lando" - Carlos Sainz on Nico Rosberg's top 5

"I take equal third, especially with Lando" - Carlos Sainz on Nico Rosberg's top 5

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