F1 Russian Grand Prix the Formula 1 season gets underway today, 26 September
F1 Russian Grand Prix: The 15th race in the Formula 1 season gets underway today, 26 September and, after heavy rain caused disturbances during Saturday’s qualifying session, the drivers will have their fingers crossed that the weather will be suitable for the afternoon’s much-anticipated race. Lando Norris of McLaren starts on pole, with Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) second and George Russell (Williams) third respectively.
On this Russian GP live blog, we’ll have all the updates from the Sochi Autodrom.
This is the start of Sunday’s Russian Grand Prix. We’ll have all the build-up and then updates from the race itself and with the entries nearest the top.
2021 Drivers’ Standings
- Lewis Hamilton 246.5 (Mercedes)
- Max Verstappen 244.5 (Red Bull)
- Valtteri Bottas 151 (Mercedes)
- Lando Norris 139
- Sergio Perez 120 (Red Bull)
- Carlos Sainz 112.5 (Ferrari)
- Charles Leclerc 104
- Daniel Ricciardo 95 (McLaren)
- Pierre Gasly 66
- Fernando Alonso 58
- Esteban Ocon 45
- Sebastian Vettel 35
- Lance Stroll 24
- Yuki Tsunoda 18
- George Russell 16
- Nicholas Latifi 7
- Kimi Raikkonen 6
- Antonio Giovinazzi 1
- Mick Schumacher 0
- Robert Kubica 0
- Nikita Mazepin 0
Lewis Hamilton has pitted for intermediates from second but Norris stays out! The rain has briefly relented but more is expected any moment now. If there’s no more rain he could hold on. It’s treacherous at turns 5-9 but everywhere else it seems ok. Stroll has spun as has Gasly.
Lewis Hamilton claims 100th win!
Lewis Hamilton has his 100th victory in Formula One, a stunning achievement. Max Verstappen salvages second from the back and Carlos Sainz completes the podium.
— Formula 1 (@F1) September 26, 2021