Max Chilton, Marussia, Sochi Autodrom, 2014

2014 Russian Grand Prix Sunday in Tweets

2014 Russian Grand Prix

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The circumstances around the Russian Grand Prix provided more talking points than the race itself – particularly for the local journalists who dozed off while it was going on.

Drivers paid tribute to the injured Jules Bianchi before the race, and Mercedes acknowledged him again even after winning their first constructors’ championship title.

And the overt presence of Russian president Vladimir Putin made the political dimension to the race inescapably obvious.

Here’s the Twitter story of Sunday at Sochi.

GP3 and GP2

Patric Niederhauser won the morning’s GP3 race after a three-way battle on the final lap. Dean Stoneman finished second and just managed to keep Red Bull junior Alex Lynn from wrapping up the title before the final round.

Marco Sorensen took his first victory in GP2.

Build-up

The Russian Grand Prix

After the chequered flag

With a one-two finish, Mercedes took the constructors’ title with three races to spare.

The constructors’ championship trophy will return to Brackley after spending four years in Milton Keynes.

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2 comments on “2014 Russian Grand Prix Sunday in Tweets”

  1. Interesting that Bernie demanded silence from the teams during the national anthem but, during the minutes silence, he and the deputy prime minister of Russia were wandering round talking to each other, others, and Bernie was shouting Jean Todt’s name to get him to line up for a photo opportunity. Jean was busy shaking all the drivers hands (and not speaking)…

  2. Fascinating coverage. We have to assume that the TV director was Russian and had most likely never covered a Formula 1 race before, although there is plenty of motorsport in Russia.
    I suspect that the frequent cutting-away-to-Putin shots are probably common in any sporting or cultural event when he’s present. It says a lot about the way politics works in Russia.
    Do we have any F1Fanatics who know Russian TV well? Was it special sucking up or just normal?

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