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Jolyon Palmer: "I was on the back foot slightly with missing FP3"

1 hour 23 minutes ago

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The Briton apologised to his team after crashing out of qualifying and heavily damaging his car at turn four. read more »

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Fernando Alonso: "Points tomorrow are our target"

1 hour 35 minutes ago

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The Spaniard was able to make it through to Q2 on Saturday, but knows luck, a perfect start and a perfect strategy will be needed to score points on Sunday in Russia. read more »

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Kevin Magnussen: "As a team we're struggling a bit more this weekend"

1 hour 47 minutes ago

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The Dane believes he can still have a good race on Sunday despite struggling so far this weekend in Sochi. read more »

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Daniil Kvyat: "The car has been difficult to drive all weekend"

1 hour 59 minutes ago

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The Russian will start his home race from the sixth row of the grid after a difficult weekend so far in his Toro Rosso. read more »

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Tyre issues prevent Stroll from advancing to Q3 in Russia

2 hours 29 minutes ago

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Failing to get his tyres up to the correct operating temperature on his warm up cost the Canadian as he struggled for grip in the final sector in Q2. read more »

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Carlos Sainz Jr: "We are definitely lacking some pace"

2 hours 47 minutes ago

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The Spaniard felt he got everything he could out of his car during qualifying, but continues to rue to three-place grid penalty he will take in Russia. read more »

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Esteban Ocon: “It's the first Q3 appearance of my career”

3 hours 5 minutes ago

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Esteban Ocon made it all the way to Q3 for the first time in his career. He starts tenth, one place behind his team-mate Sergio Perez. read more »

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Sergio Perez: “It was not an ideal qualifying session for me”

3 hours 17 minutes ago

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Despite making Q3, Sergio Perez was disappointed that his lap attempt was far from perfect and was only good enough for ninth. read more »

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Nico Hülkenberg: “The challenge will be in the race”

3 hours 53 minutes ago

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Another strong performance in qualifying has left Nico Hülkenberg starting the Russian Grand Prix in eighth, and looking set for another points finish. read more »

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Verstappen left frustrated after Sochi Qualifying effort

3 hours 53 minutes ago

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The Dutchman was unable to put a lap together to qualify where he had targeted, instead being forced to settle for seventh. read more »

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Felipe Massa: “Maybe tomorrow we can fight with them again”

4 hours 5 minutes ago

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Felipe Massa found a minute fraction of time to split the two Red Bulls and will start sixth in the Russian Grand Prix. read more »

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Daniel Ricciardo: "I think fifth was all we could ask for today"

5 hours 35 minutes ago

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The Australian does not believe Red Bull will challenge either Ferrari or Mercedes on race day, but he was happy to qualify fifth in Russia, a position he hopes to hold on Sunday. read more »

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Final sector woes leave Hamilton struggling for pace in Sochi

5 hours 59 minutes ago

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More than half a second separated Lewis Hamilton from pole position in Russia, and he puts it down to Mercedes struggling in the final sector of the lap. read more »

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Valtteri Bottas: "The changes we made should help us in the race"

6 hours 35 minutes ago

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The Finn hopes to have a stronger car during Sunday's Russian Grand Prix than in qualifying, and is hoping to get ahead of the Ferraris. read more »

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Kimi Raikkonen: "This first row is great for the team"

7 hours 11 minutes ago

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Despite missing out on pole position by just 0.059 seconds, Kimi Raikkonen admitted the result is much better than it has been in recent races. read more »

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Sebastian Vettel: "I am very happy that we locked out the front row"

7 hours 59 minutes ago

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The German left it late but he headed qualifying for the 47th time in his career, just ahead of Ferrari team-mate Kimi Raikkonen. read more »

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2017 Russian Grand Prix Saturday Post Qualifying Press Conference

8 hours 11 minutes ago

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The transcript of the Post Qualifying Press Conference organised by the FIA for the 2017 Russian Grand Prix involving Sebastian Vettel, Kimi Raikkonen and Valtteri Bottas. read more »

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F1 Russia: Vettel grabs Sochi pole in Ferrari 1-2

11 hours 10 minutes ago

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The pace that Ferrari showed during free practice translated into a strong performance in qualifying, with Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen locking out the front row. read more »

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Alonso feeling sorry for team-mate Vandoorne after more engine woes

13 hours 23 minutes ago

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More engine troubles has meant Stoffel Vandoorne will drop fifteen places on the grid in Russia to the dismay of team-mate Fernando Alonso. read more »

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Ferrari fly in FP3, as Vettel goes fastest from Raikkonen

14 hours 23 minutes ago

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Sebastian Vettel went fastest during FP3 at Sochi, as Ferrari threatened to ruin Mercedes perfect record in Russia. read more »

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Haas to race with Brembo Brakes in Russia after Carbone Industrie tests

15 hours 5 minutes ago

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Cooling issues were amongst the concerns of the Haas F1 Team after practicing in Russia with Carbone Industrie brakes. read more »

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Daniel Ricciardo: "We need to maximise what we have"

1 day 1 hour ago

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Red Bull will be bringing updates to the next round in Spain, but Daniel Ricciardo knows they will have to maximise what they have this weekend in order to get a strong result... read more »

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Max Verstappen: "Realistically fifth and sixth is our aim for Sunday"

1 day 2 hours ago

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Red Bull are struggling with power and downforce in Russia this weekend, and it was not helped by Max Verstappen stopping on track during FP2 with a technical issue on his RB13. read more »

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Lewis Hamilton: "There’s still everything to play for"

1 day 2 hours ago

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The Briton had a tough day during practice for the Russian Grand Prix but hopes for better across the rest of the weekend. read more »

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Valtteri Bottas: "We have started the weekend in the right way"

1 day 3 hours ago

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Issues getting the Pirelli Ultrasoft working as they would have liked affected Mercedes on Friday, but Valtteri Bottas still felt it was a positive day in Russia. read more »

Sochi, Russia

30th of April 2017

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