2021 F1 Russian Grand Prix - FREE PRACTICE RESULTS (1)
1Valtteri BottasFINMercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team1m34.427s
2Lewis HamiltonGBRMercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team1m34.638s
3Max VerstappenNEDRed Bull Racing1m34.654s
4Charles LeclercMONScuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow1m35.117s
5Sebastian VettelGERAston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team1m35.781s
6Pierre GaslyFRAScuderia AlphaTauri Honda1m35.794s
7Carlos SainzESPScuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow1m35.811s
8Lando NorrisGBRMcLaren F1 Team1m35.959s
9Sergio PerezMEXRed Bull Racing1m36.188s
10Fernando AlonsoCHIAlpine F1 Team1m36.225s
11Esteban OconFRAAlpine F1 Team1m36.236s
12Lance StrollCANAston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team1m36.522s
13Antonio GiovinazziGBRAlfa Romeo Racing Orlen1m36.795s
14Daniel RicciardoAUSMcLaren F1 Team1m36.877s
15Kimi RaikkonenFINAlfa Romeo Racing Orlen1m36.952s
16Yuki TsunodaJPNScuderia AlphaTauri Honda1m37.794s
17George RussellISRWilliams Racing1n38.013s
18Nicholas LatifiCANWilliams Racing1m38.155s
19Nikita MazepinRUSUralkali Haas F1 Team1m38.586s
20Mick SchumacherGERUralkali Haas F1 Team1m38.977s

Formula 1 heads to the Sochi Autodrom for the penultimate time for this weekend's Russian Grand Prix.

Since its introduction to the F1 calendar in 2014, Mercedes has been unbeatable, winning every race.

Max Verstappen has a three-place grid penalty for this weekend after his collision with Lewis Hamilton, so Red Bull might decide to give him a fresh power unit and start him from the back of the grid.

That's the case with Ferrari, with Charles Leclerc starting Sunday's race from the back due to engine penalties.

What to expect from this weekend?

Pirelli has nominated the C3, C4 and C5 tyres for this weekend - the softest in its range. 

Dry conditions are expected on Friday, while rain is forecast for Saturday and Sunday.

Recent Russian GP Winners:

2020: Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)

2019: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)

2018: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)

2017: Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)

2016: Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)

2015: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)

2014: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)

The remainder of the 2021 F1 calendar:

Russian Grand Prix - September 26

Turkish Grand Prix - October 10

United States Grand Prix - October 24

Mexican Grand Prix - November 7

Brazilian Grand Prix - November 14

TBA - November 21

Saudi Arabian Grand Prix - December 5

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - December 12