Preview – F1: The Russian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton car

We are now into the fourth Grand Prix of the season, which is taking place at the Sochi Autodrom.

At the moment, Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel is leading the standings with two wins under his belt (Ferrari also lead the constructors standings), with Lewis Hamilton second with just one win, followed by his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas. The two Mercedes drivers may well be feeling confident however, because ever since the race has been held at the Sochi Autodrom, Mercedes have won constantly. Vettel meanwhile crashed out of the race on the first lap of the last Russian Grand Prix.

Remember however that the Russians will be backing their own drivers: Max Verstappen of Red Bull will be one to watch.

F1: The Russian Grand Prix is on Channel 4 and Sky Sport F1, with practice coverage beginning on Friday at 08.55 at 12.55, Saturday at 09.55 and 11.55, and coverage of the race itself beginning on Sunday at 12.00 (race start at 13.00).