Formula 1 2021 Russian Grand Prix

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2021-09-26
15
Sochi Autodrom
Lewis Hamilton HAM
Lando Norris NOR
Lando Norris
lap 39 - 1:37.423
NOR

The 2021 Russian Grand Prix was won by Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes.
Despite being on pole position in Russia, Lando Norris could not convert this into a win.

The race in Russia was round 15 of 22 of the 2021 season.

weather conditions

Weather conditions at 26 September 2021 12:00 GMT (raceday).

Mostly Cloudy
rain
65.65°F
69%
6.33 mph
158°
 

results

# driver constructor laps time points
1 53 1:30:41.001 25
2 53 +53.271 18
3 53 +1:02.475 15
4 53 +1:05.607 12
5 53 +1:07.533 10
6 53 +1:21.321 8
7 53 +1:27.224 7
8 53 +1:28.955 4
9 53 +1:30.076 2
10 53 +1:40.551 1
11 53 +1:46.198 0
12 52 +1 Lap 0
13 52 +1 Lap 0
14 52 +1 Lap 0
15 52 +1 Lap 0
16 52 +1 Lap 0
17 52 +1 Lap 0
18 51 +2 Laps 0
19 47 Accident 0
32 Oil leak 0

grid

# driver constructor time
1 Lando Norris McLaren 1:41.000
2 Carlos Sainz Ferrari +1.000
3 George Russell Williams +1.000
4 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes +3.000
5 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren +3.000
6 Fernando Alonso Alpine F1 Team +3.000
7 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes +3.000
8 Lance Stroll Aston Martin +3.000
9 Sergio Pérez Red Bull +4.000
10 Esteban Ocon Alpine F1 Team +4.000
11 Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin +5.000
12 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri +5.000
13 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri +5.000
14 Nicholas Latifi Williams +7.000
15 Charles Leclerc Ferrari +7.000
16 Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo +8.000
17 Mick Schumacher Haas F1 Team +8.000
18 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo +10.000
19 Nikita Mazepin Haas F1 Team +12.000
20 Max Verstappen Red Bull

driver positions through the laps

2021 Russian Grand Prix

The 2021 FIA Formula One World Championship is a motor racing championship for Formula One cars which is the 72nd running of the Formula One World Championship. It is recognised by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), the governing body of international motorsport, as the highest class of competition for open-wheel racing cars. The championship is being contested over twenty-three Grands Prix, which will be held around the world. Drivers and teams are scheduled to compete for the titles of World Drivers' Champion and World Constructors' Champion respectively.

Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes are the defending World Drivers' and World Constructors' champions respectively, having won the titles in 2020.


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The young Briton looked on course to win his maiden F1 race from pole position at Sochi on Sunday, as he held off Lewis Hamilton behind him in the closing stages.<br>But it all went wrong a few laps from home when a downpour arrived and Norris and his McLaren team left it too late to switch to intermediate tyres.<br>The delay cost him a lot of time and opened the way for Hamilton to take the ...

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Sochi served up a Formula 1 race to savour on Sunday as both rain and records fell, delivering a dramatic finish that will live long in the memory.<br>Lewis Hamilton became the first driver in F1 history to hit 100 grand prix wins, finally ending his wait to hit triple-digits.<br>But it was not a victory that came easily, requiring a fightback from a messy qualifying and a loss of position at the ...

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Sainz scored his third podium of the season by finishing third at the Sochi Autodrom on Sunday, having led the early stages of the race before slipping behind Lando Norris.<br>Sainz looked set to finish fourth before the late downpour allowed him to rise up to third place after a well-timed switch to intermediates, following home Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen.<br>Sainz has been working ...

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The Italian's afternoon was badly compromised as he had to rely on manual signals from his pit board, which inevitably lacked the sort of detail required to properly manage his race.<br>It also contributed to him being one of the last drivers to pit in the rain in the closing laps, with only Lando Norris and Charles Leclerc coming in after him.<br>After losing grid positions with a gearbox ...

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Verstappen had to start last at Sochi after his team elected to fit a fresh engine to his car.<br>Although he made great progress in the early stages, his charge up the field was stalled when he suffered graining on the switch from hard to medium tyres for the second half of the race.<br>The Dutchman had looked set to come home in sixth or seventh spot before he capitalised on an early switch to ...

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And while team boss Andreas Seidl joked on Sunday night about there being a 'Hindsight WhatsApp group', which could conclude it should have pitted Lando Norris straightaway for inters in the closing stages, the analysis will go much deeper than that.<br>Digging into the crucial minutes of what turned an odds-on brilliant win for Norris into heartbreak, it is clear that, like most things in F1 ...

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Lewis Hamilton reclaimed the lead of the F1 drivers' championship by scoring his 100th grand prix victory in Russia on Sunday, beating Lando Norris after a late downpour and a well-timed switch to intermediate tyres.<br>Title rival Max Verstappen recovered from an engine penalty that left him last on the grid to finish second, ensuring Hamilton's championship lead only stands at two ...

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Stroll careened into the back of Gasly's AlphaTauri at Turn 8 as the rain began to fall, leaving the circuit desperately slippery for the drivers as they tried to persevere with their slick tyres.<br>This turned Gasly into a 360-degree spin, for which Stroll has now had 10 seconds added onto his total race time - and the Canadian has also received two penalty points on his superlicence.<br>That ...

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The McLaren driver appeared to have the Sochi race under control late on, having held off a charging Lewis Hamilton for the lead as the race drew to its conclusion.<br>But a rain shower that hit the track a few laps from the end threw the event on its head, and opened the door for Norris to see victory hopes slip from his grasp.<br>While Mercedes pitted Hamilton to take inters, Norris elected to ...

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The race was decided in the closing stages, with Norris going for his first win and Hamilton aiming for his century, but the result was ultimately determined by rain and pit strategy. Hamilton pitted for intermediates as it began to drizzle, while Norris stayed out on slicks – but a downpour ruined Norris’s gamble.<br>Hamilton eased past him to win the race, ahead of Red Bull’s Max ...

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Norris was closing in on a maiden grand prix victory after controlling proceedings from pole position before a late rain shower turned the race on its head.<br>Norris opted to stay out on slicks while the majority of other drivers came in for intermediates, only for the decision to backfire as the rain grew heavier.<br>The McLaren driver was eventually able to pit at the end of lap 51 - two laps ...

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Hamilton scored his 100th grand prix victory after capitalising on a late rain shower in Sochi to beat McLaren's Lando Norris, switching to intermediates with three laps of the race remaining.<br>Hamilton was initially unsure about the decision as the majority of the track was dry, and was seen passing pit entry and continuing for another lap after receiving a call from race engineer Pete ...

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It’s taken Hamilton 281 races and is the latest in a remarkable series of milestones in the career of one of the greatest F1 drivers of all time.<br>But how many of those wins can you remember? Here they all are, from the first success in Canada 14 years ago.<br>If you want to see which victories Motorsport.com rates as Hamilton’s best, also take a look at his top 10 F1 wins ...

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The McLaren driver had made a mistake in staying out on slicks as a late downpour soaked the track.<br>And having run wide at several corners in his attempt to get back to the pits to change tyres, he also slipped up by skidding across the pitlane entry line and then cutting back across on his way in.<br>This is in breach of the event rules, where drivers were told ahead of the weekend that they ...

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Hamilton dropped to seventh on the opening lap of the race, but recovered to sit second behind Norris after the pit stop cycle was completed, trailing the McLaren by nine seconds.<br>But Hamilton was able to make significant gains with clear air ahead of him, whittling the gap down to just over one second with 10 laps to go before telling his Mercedes team that it was hard to get any ...

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Norris ended up seventh after trying to stay on out slicks when Hamilton, who had charged up the order in the race's second half before getting stuck behind the McLaren ahead of the rain arriving in the final laps, pitted for intermediates.<br>Norris also faces a post-race investigation for crossing the pitlane-entry line when he did eventually come in to switch to the wet tyres, by which time ...

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While Lando Norris pulled off a shock in the damp qualifying on Saturday to grab his maiden pole position, he and his bosses are cautious about being able to stay in front in the race.<br>With the worst of the weather appearing to have passed, and the grand prix set to be dry, all eyes will be on whether or not Lewis Hamilton can move forward quickly from his fourth place on the grid.<br>Speaking ...

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Russell, who has scored points in three of the last four races for the team that had previously not had a top 10 result since the 2019 German GP, grabbed third place on the grid in Sochi behind Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz.<br>His recent form, including a front row slot in Belgium, has earned him huge plaudits and comes ahead of a switch to Mercedes next year.<br>But reflecting on what potential ...

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The new V6, turbo and MGU-H fitted overnight would normally send Bottas to the back of the grid, but he is expected to start 17th, ahead of three other drivers who have already made changes – namely Nicholas Latifi, Charles Leclerc and Max Verstappen.<br>And the key name there is of course Verstappen.<br>Red Bull needed to introduce a new Honda power unit at some stage, and with a three-place ...

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Red Bull revealed on Friday afternoon that it had fitted Verstappen's car with an all-new power unit, triggering a penalty that meant the Dutchman would start at the back of the grid.<br>Verstappen will start last after failing to set a time in qualifying on Saturday. He will be joined at the back of the field by Valtteri Bottas, Nicholas Latifi and Charles Leclerc, all of whom are also taking ...

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The Ferrari driver is starting from the front row of the grid alongside Lando Norris after making the most of a switch to slick tyres in the final stages of Q3 on Saturday.<br>And while there is little doubt that the Mercedes and Red Bull starting behind are clearly ahead in overall race pace terms, the nature of the Sochi circuit could make it difficult for them to exploit their speed if they get ...

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After qualifying second at Spa last month, Williams driver Russell put in another impressive display in damp conditions to secure P3 in qualifying at the Sochi Autodrom on Saturday.<br>The performance only added to the buzz around Russell ahead of his move to Mercedes for 2022, when he will partner seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton.<br>Russell and Hamilton will start side-by-side on the ...

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Seven-time F1 world champion Hamilton is one win away from becoming the first driver to reach triple-figures for race wins, having already reached a century of pole positions earlier this year in Spain.<br>Hamilton picked up his 99th win at the British Grand Prix in July, but has since been waiting to finally reach 100. His bid was compromised by a strategy error in Hungary and then a poor start ...

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The team expects that the Finn, who originally qualified seventh, will start from 17th place – which will put him three spots ahead of Lewis Hamilton's title rival Max Verstappen.<br>The strategic move gives Mercedes the opportunity to potentially compromise Verstappen’s attempt to charge through the field after the Dutchman took a complete set of new Honda power unit elements for FP2 on ...

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McLaren's Lando Norris will start a race from pole position for the first time in his F1 career after topping a wet/dry qualifying on Saturday.<br>Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz will join his former teammate Norris on the front row after an excellent lap of his own in Q3, with George Russell an impressive third for Williams.<br>Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton made two mistakes in tricky conditions in Q3 ...

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Red Bull driver Verstappen took no active part in qualifying at the Sochi Autodrom due to a penalty for a power unit change that will see him start from the back of the grid.<br>Hamilton said on Friday that it was important for Mercedes to capitalise on the opportunity in Russia, but the seven-time world champion missed out on pole position after a messy end to qualifying left him fourth ...

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The Frenchman had looked very quick in the early stages of qualifying, but it all went wrong in the closing moments of Q2 when he dropped down the order as rivals improved their times after they had pitted for fresh inters.<br>Having stuck with an old set of inters, despite making a request to the team to switch, Gasly was seen furiously banging his halo in the cockpit as he found out he hadn't ...

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Hamilton topped both Q1 and Q2 for Mercedes in Sochi, and was the quickest driver on intermediates in Q3 before cars came in to switch to slick tyres.<br>As Hamilton came in to make the change, he clipped the wall at pit entry, leaving his Mercedes car with front wing damage and in need of a new one to be fitted.<br>While Hamilton was able to eventually get back out after moving aside for teammate ...

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Two weeks after its surprise 1-2 finish at Monza, McLaren scored its first pole since the 2012 Brazilian Grand Prix as Norris topped Q3 with a late run on slick tyres in Sochi.<br>Norris took pole by over half a second ahead of Ferrari's Carlos Sainz after a switch from intermediate to slick tyres paid off on his final lap of the session.<br>"It feels amazing, I don't know what to say," Norris ...

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Russell led the top 10 shootout runners in moving from the intermediates all drivers had used in Q1 and Q2 to the soft slick compound with six minutes of Q3 remaining.<br>He explained how the rest of his fourth Q3 appearance of 2021 had gone in the post-qualifying press conference at Sochi, where he finished behind pole winner Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz.<br>Russell said: "I came on the radio to ...

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Norris will start ahead of Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) and George Russell (Williams) after the one-hour qualifying session, which came down to a final-lap shootout for cars on slick tyres as the track dried enough to allow the dry rubber to be faster.<br>Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton will start fourth, but his slick-tyre run was ruined when he hit the wall entering the pits.<br><br>Read Also:<br><br>Russian ...

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The Briton made the most of a switch to slick tyres in Q3 at Sochi to grab third spot on the grid for tomorrow’s race behind Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz.<br>And, while he is aware that there are some super fast cars behind him – including Mercedes duo Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas, plus the Red Bull of Sergio Perez – he thinks the potential is there to cause a further upset.<br>Having ...

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Norris will be joined on the front row by Carlos Sainz, with George Russell third for Williams and the Mercedes drivers fourth and seventh, with Hamilton ahead of practice pacesetter Valtteri Bottas.<br>After FP3 was cancelled by torrential rain in the morning at Sochi, qualifying was able to take as the rain eased ahead of the session's scheduled starting time.<br>In the first two segments, which ...

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The FIA Formula 2 championship leader, who is a member of the Alpine Academy, is currently without a seat for next year if he clinches the F2 title.<br>With only one F1 seat available at Alfa Romeo, which Piastri says he is “not very confident about,” the Australian is instead focusing his attention on securing the Alpine reserve driver role for next season.<br>But he says if he was forced to ...

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Heavy rain throughout the night and in the lead-up to FP3 on Saturday morning meant the schedule was facing disruption, with the F2 race set for the morning already being postponed.<br>In a bulletin issued by the FIA in the lead-up to the planned start of final practice at the Sochi Autodrom, it was confirmed that a request had been received to call off the session.<br>“Having received a request ...

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The forecast for the weekend had always suggested there would be some kind of weather interruption, with the worst of the rain due to arrive on Saturday.<br>The FIA began to pre-empt possible disruption by bringing forward the F3 race scheduled for Saturday morning to Friday evening, allowing Dennis Hauger to clinch the title in a dry, uninterrupted race.<br>But the remainder of Saturday’s ...

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Williams announced earlier this month that it had signed current Red Bull reserve driver Albon for next season, replacing the Mercedes-bound George Russell.<br>Albon raced for Toro Rosso and Red Bull in 2019 and 2020, but dropped into a reserve role with Red Bull for this year after losing his seat to Sergio Perez.<br>Red Bull revealed at the time of Albon’s confirmation at Williams that while ...

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Championship leader Max Verstappen will start the race from the back of the pack after Red Bull elected to fit a new Honda power train on his car.<br>This means the fight for pole position will be down to Mercedes pair Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas, and the second Red Bull of Sergio Perez.<br>Although Mercedes has won all seven races at Sochi since the circuit joined the F1 calendar in 2014 ...

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Red Bull opted to fit Verstappen's car with an all-new power unit ahead of second practice for the Russian Grand Prix on Friday, triggering a penalty that will see him start from the back of the grid.<br>Verstappen was always set to take a grid drop at one of the remaining races this year, having lost one of his older engines in the crash with Lewis Hamilton at Silverstone.<br>Sochi is a track ...

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