F1 LIVE | Russian Grand Prix - FP2

F1 LIVE | Russian Grand Prix - FP2

24-09-2021 12:30

The Formula 1 weekend in Russia has now officially started. It's time for the second free practice for the Russian Grand Prix at Sochi Autodrom. In this free practice session it will become clear how the ratios are when it comes to qualifying and race speed. So it's important to keep an eye on how Max Verstappen and Red Bull Racing perform in this session compared to Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes. It will provide an inditication to the results on Saturday and Sunday. You can follow it all with this live blog from GPblog.

LIVEBLOG | Second free practice for the 2021 Russian Grand Prix


The Russian Grand Prix guarantees spectacle. Also this edition will be very important for the battle for the championship between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton. They will fight for every meter this weekend.

Can Verstappen fight for a podium?

Mercedes have won every single race in Russia. They are unbeaten at this venue and therefore pose as the favourites this weekend. It's important Hamilton and Mercedes take advantage of this for their hopes in the World Championship. 

We have seen the two title contenders Verstappen and Hamilton going at it together. Neither got off scot-free. The Briton had to visit a specialist for his neck pain and Verstappen got a three-place grid penalty. Because of the grid penalty for Verstappen, it will now be interesting if he can still fight for a podium spot and the question is if he will remain in the lead of the championship.

The second free practice session is also important this weekend, as it is held at the same time as qualifying and the race. The teams will be looking for the best setup. The result of this session often gives an indication of who will set the fastest qualifying time.

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