2014 Russian Grand Prix qualifying
Lewis Hamilton led another Mercedes one-two in qualifying for the Russian Grand Prix – but it was nearly very different.
Lewis Hamilton headed the times in final practice at Sochi Autodrom despite spinning off towards the end of the session.
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The start of F1’s first weekend in Russia ran smoothly but was inevitably overshadowed by the sad absence of Jules Bianchi. Review the developments of the day in Tweets.
Low tyre wear and high fuel consumption is expected to give the Russian Grand Prix a different feel to recent races.
A gearbox change means a penalty for Nico Hulkenberg, while Pastor Maldonado is the first driver to fall victim to a new rule.
Formula One and GP2 drivers are carrying Jules Bianchi’s name and number on their cars and helmets to show their support for him.
Plans to relax rules which prevent teams from upgrading their power units during the season have moved a step closer following their approval by the F1 Strategy Group.
Pictures from the first day of practice for the Russian Grand Prix.
Marussia’s CEO Graeme Lowden thanked those who helped the team and fans who gave their support in the aftermath of Jules Bianchi’s crash for their support.