Mercedes admitted they might not have changed Valtteri Bottas’ power unit at Sochi had they realised how hard overtaking would be.
Lewis Hamilton may have to emulate his team mate by taking grid penalties for power unit changes in future races as Mercedes admitted uncertainties over their hardware.
While one McLaren driver made the right call to pit when rain fell at Sochi, the other took a race-losing decision to stay out. Their radio messages reveal how.
Fernando Alonso’s early decision to drive through the turn two run-off area on the first lap at Sochi paid off.
Charles Leclerc empathised with Lando Norris over his lost victory in Sochi but said he expects the McLaren driver will win a race soon.
George Russell was satisfied with his race at Sochi Autodrom despite falling from third on the grid to finish tenth.
Valtteri Bottas said he could have finished on the podium had Mercedes brought him into the pits for intermediate tyres when they first discussed it.
Fernando Alonso said his Alpine team deserved a podium finish in the Russian Grand Prix after running third in the closing stages of the race.
Red Bull team principal Christian Horner praised Max Verstappen’s decision to pit for intermediate tyres which helped him take second place.
McLaren team principal Andreas Seidl admitted the team made a mistake by not ordering Lando Norris to pit when the rain intensified in the final laps of the Russian Grand Prix.
Lando Norris has kept his seventh place in the Russian Grand Prix after the stewards gave him a reprimand for crossing the pit lane entry line.
Lance Stroll has collected two penalty points on his licence for a collision with Pierre Gasly during the Russian Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton says his Mercedes team deserve the credit for the decision to switch to intermediate tyres at the end of the Russian Grand Prix, which secured his victory in the race.
Lando Norris defended his decision not to pit for intermediate tyres as rain fell in the final laps of the Russian Grand Prix.
After climbing from 20th to second, Max Verstappen said the timing of his pit stop for intermediate tyres was “crucial” to his result.
Lewis Hamilton praised Lando Norris after the McLaren driver came within three laps of winning the Russian Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton has scored the 100th victory of his Formula 1 career in memorable fashion when a downpour hit the Sochi Autodrom in the dying laps of the Russian Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton’s victory in the Russian Grand Prix has made him the first driver in the history of Formula 1 to score 100 victories.
Lewis Hamilton leads the drivers championship by two points from Max Verstappen after this weekend’s race.
Lewis Hamilton won the 2021 Russian Grand Prix for Mercedes ahead of Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz Jnr.