Lewis Hamilton and other drivers say F1 stewards are wrong to give penalty points for “minor infringements”. But the data shows that they don’t.
Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez were RaceFans’ Star Performers of the Russian Grand Prix. Here’s why.
AlphaTauri team principal Franz Tost says Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc was only able to beat Pierre Gasly in the Russian Grand Prix because the rules forced his driver to start the race on old tyres.
Lewis Hamilton has said he may not always make the right judgements “in the face of adversity”, after criticising the penalties he received during the Russian Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton and other Mercedes team members visited the stewards after the Russian Grand Prix, following which the two penalty points he was given were cancelled.
Esteban Ocon was encouraged by his opening stint of the Russian Grand Prix, which he described as his best performance of the season so far.
George Russell said it was “a relief” to get to the bottom of the tyre problems which he said were the cause of his poor result in the Russian Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton vented his frustration after Valtteri Bottas took advantage of his penalty to close the gap between them in the championship.
Mercedes have become the longest-running holders of Formula 1’s constructors championship title, breaking the record previously held by Ferrari.
Formula 1 race director Michael Masi defended the independence of the sport’s stewards following Lewis Hamilton’s claim they are “trying to stop me” with recent penalty decisions.
Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto said the team made progress with its troublesome SF1000 in the Russian Grand Prix, but not as a result of the new parts they introduced.
Charles Leclerc said he collided with Lance Stroll on the first lap of the Russian Grand Prix because he understeered in the slipstream of the Racing Point driver’s team mate.
George Russell proposed a redesign for Sochi’s turn two, which he called “one of the worst corners on the calendar”.
Mercedes realised the stewards ‘were not going to like’ Lewis Hamilton’s practice starts, but only after they saw his second getaway.
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Did Valtteri Bottas’s starting tyre advantage mean he was always going to beat Lewis Hamilton in Sochi, even without his team mate’s two five-second time penalties?
The Russian Grand Prix stewards met with Lewis Hamilton and his team after the race before deciding to cancel the penalty points they originally gave him for his practice starts violation.
Carlos Sainz Jnr accepted the blame for his race-ending crash at turn two, but believes the corner is poorly designed.
The stewards have cancelled the two penalty points Lewis Hamilton was given for his practice start violations in the Russian Grand Prix and fined his team instead.
Lewis Hamilton says he will study the regulations carefully following his double penalty in Sochi to ensure the stewards can’t “create rules” to give him a one-race ban.