#The Red Bull

Max struggled to use radio in Sochi downpour

Fighting to keep his RB16B on the track as the rain came down at Sochi, Max Verstappen “couldn’t press the radio button” to talk strategy with Red Bull. Verstappen put in arguably one of his best drives ever at Sunday’s Russian Grand Prix, racing his way from 20th on the grid to second at the chequered flag.
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Verstappen: We will definitely take that result

Max Verstappen was targeting damage limitation at the 2021 Russian Grand, courtesy of his engine related grid penalty. He did just that with his second place, but it was in no way easy. Despite his bleak prospects up until the rain hit the Sochi Autodrom track, an inspired decision by...
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Lewis Hamilton claims 100th F1 victory with gutsy performance at Russian GP

© Provided by The Guardian Photograph: Anton Vaganov/Reuters. Lewis Hamilton won the Russian Grand Prix, putting in a gutsy performance to claim his 100th Formula One victory. The Mercedes driver beat the Red Bull of his title rival Max Verstappen into second, with the Dutchman pulling off a remarkable recovery drive from the back of the grid.
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Valtteri Bottas takes 'tactical' engine grid penalty in Russia

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas will start the Russian Grand Prix from 17th place after a new engine was fitted to his car resulting in a grid penalty. Bottas qualified seventh on the grid in a wet qualifying session on Saturday, but will now join Nicholas Latifi, Charles Leclerc and Max Verstappen at the back of the grid due to engine changes.

Sainz: "Strange" Sochi circuit could hold back Mercedes and Red Bull

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. 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 trapped behind other cars.

Sainz wants to work with Norris to boost win hopes

Carlos Sainz says he hopes he and Lando Norris can pull away from the field together and help each other fight for victory at the Russian Grand Prix. Norris (pictured at right with Sainz after qualifying, above) took the first pole position of his career, beating former McLaren teammate Sainz into second place with his final lap of the session. The McLaren is particularly quick in a straight line while Ferrari struggles comparatively for top speed, and Sainz believes the best chance of holding off the quicker Mercedes and Red Bull drivers behind could be to work together.

Sainz hopes to work with Norris to 'pull away' in Sochi

Carlos Sainz will line up on the front row of the Russian Grand Prix alongside his former McLaren sidekick Lando Norris, and suggests the poleman and himself could work together at the outset to pull away from the field. Sainz qualified a career best second in Sochi, just ahead of...

Sainz fears Mercedes and Red Bull: 'They will put pressure on us'

Carlos Sainz set an excellent result during qualifying for the Russian Grand Prix on Saturday afternoon. The Spaniard managed to set the second fastest time, giving him an excellent starting position for the race. The Ferrari driver is positioned on the grid between Lando Norris and George Russell, who can...

Verstappen on Russell's performance: "Shows that the car is not that bad"

George Russell finished in third place in qualifying for the Russian Grand Prix. The 17-time Grand Prix winner Max Verstappen agrees that it is a fine achievement by his generation, but states that it is not only thanks to Russell himself. According to Verstappen the FW43B is now a competitive car.

'Red Bull is a quicker car for sure in those conditions'

Lewis Hamilton seemed to be the favourite to take pole position for the Russian Grand Prix. However, the British driver was unable to get any further than fourth on the grid due to the weather conditions. Max Verstappen watched most of qualifying from the inside. Red Bull Racing changed his...

Verstappen: “Great Lando, Lewis shouldn’t be wrong” |

A spectator qualification at the end of which he was able to smile: Max Verstappen he limited himself to a minimal patrol of the track in Q1 to verify that everything was in order on the Red Bull RB16-B # 33 in view of the Russian Grand Prix scheduled at the Sochi circuit. Like in Baku, when after the failure of the rear left he was forced to watch the end of a sprint race with a lot of standing start where Hamilton made a serious mistake, even today the Dutch driver witnessed a red pencil smear by the rival in the title race.
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Russell aiming for Russia F1 podium with "slippery" Williams

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. 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.

Second-placed Sainz says timing of final run cost him quicker lap

Carlos Sainz Jnr was pleased to secure second on the grid for the Russian Grand Prix with a “good lap on the limit” despite being one of the first drivers to take the chequered flag. Lando Norris took pole position after being one of the final drivers to cross the...

Sainz lauds Ferrari's early tyre switch after P2 showing

Carlos Sainz will start alongside Lando Norris on the front row for the Russian Grand Prix, with the Ferrari driver crediting his team for switching to slick tyres when they did. Carlos Sainz praised Ferrari for making the switch to slick tyres when they did during qualifying for the Russian...