for the full Russian Grand Prix FP2 result
The Formula 1 teams and drivers head into the remainder of the Russian Grand Prix weekend with a significant amount of mileage and data to accumulate after disruptions in FP1 and rain in FP2 kept first day action to a minimum in Sochi.
With the teams already coming into FP2 on the back foot following delays and surface issues in FP1, dark clouds and spots of rain in the minutes leading to the following session suggested an equally frustrating afternoon lie ahead too.
With the rain getting heavier and more persistent as the session wore on, only a foolhardy few would attempt timed laps, with Felipe Massa ultimately going quickest as one of only eight drivers to stop the clock, albeit almost 16secs down on the earlier dry weather pace. Massa moved to the top of the pile after the chequered flag had fallen, displacing Sebastian Vettel, who had similarly toppled Valtteri Bottas from P1 after sessions end.
With standing water proving a particular issue around the little-used Sochi Autodrom and conditions varying at different parts of the circuit, several drivers would sit out the session entirely, with no appearances at all from Kimi Raikkonen, Romain Grosjean, Felipe Nasr, Pastor Maldonado, Will Stevens and Roberto Merhi.
The FP2 wash-out concludes a frustrating day for the drivers and teams after FP1 was disrupted by a diesel spill from a track vehicle at turns seven and eight in the minutes ahead of the session.
Forcing a delay of 30mins to necessitate a large clean-up operation, even when the drivers did venture out, the soiled bends would prove treacherous with lap times two seconds down on the equivalent session from a year earlier.