Formula 1 will now host a sprint race on Saturday which will decide the grid for the main Grand Prix race on Sunday.
Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton's Commission report makes recommendations on improving diversity in motorsport
Hamilton, the only black driver in Formula One, told the BBC he hoped the findings would be "part of my legacy".
Verstappen is the championship leader and is posing a major threat to Lewis Hamilton, who trails him by 18 points after eight races of a so far captivating season.
Sochi has hosted Formula 1 every year since it joined the calendar in 2014 on the site where it hosted the Winter Olympics the same year.
Formula 1 2021: Singapore GP cancelled for a second year running after 'safety and logistic concerns' due to COVID-19
Races in Turkey (Istanbul) and China (Shanghai), postponed earlier this season, could replace Singapore, while the United States could also host a second race.
European GT4 Championship 2021: Indian racer Akhil Rabindra's second round-performance marred by technical glitches
The 24-year-old Bengaluru-born driver who is also the only Indian at the European GT4 Championships this season, finished at P16 in the silver category.
MotoGP 2021: Fabio Quartararo dominates Italian GP at gloomy Mugello circuit as sport mourns death of Jason Dupasquier
Yamaha's French world championship leader held up a Swiss flag on the podium in honour of a "friend" whose promising young career was cut short in brutal fashion.
Formula 1 2021: Pole-sitter Charles Leclerc’s Monaco GP hopes dashed as Ferrari announce last-minute withdrawal
With Leclerc, who had damaged his car in a crash at the end of Saturday qualifying, out and his front-row spot vacant, Max Verstappen for Red Bull was left leading the grid for this fifth leg of the Formula One season.
Villas-Boas has been out of a job since leaving Marseille in acrimonious circumstances earlier this year.
Formula One chiefs, forced into another change due to Covid-19 protocols, announced that they will instead return to the sport's safe haven of Austria.
MotoGP 2021: Marc Marquez escapes major injury after high-speed crash in Spanish GP practice, declared fit to continue
Marquez fell heavily in the third practice session at the circuit where last year he broke his right arm in the opening race to end his 2020 campaign.
F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton hails Derek Chauvin guilty verdict as 'new dawn in fight for racial justice'
Derek Chauvin was found guilty on Tuesday of murdering African-American Floyd following a racially charged trial.
Formula 1 2021: Max Verstappen tops final practice at Imola to boost hopes of grabbing pole position
The Red Bull driver was 0.456 seconds ahead of McLaren’s Lando Norris and .557 clear of world champion Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes.
Jehan Daruvala has Formula 1 potential but he needs to deliver 'top class' performances: Red Bull's Dr Helmut Marko
Dr Helmut Marko heads Red Bull's driver development program which also has Jehan Daruvala as its member.
Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff was delighted to see Hamilton triumph in the opener, but said Mercedes must still somehow match the superior speed of this season's Red Bull car.
Formula 1 2021, Bahrain GP: From Hamilton's epic win to track limits controversy, talking points from Grand Prix
The inaugural race of Formula 1 2021 season taught us that Mercedes finally have a challenger in Red Bull Racing. We take a look at the major talking points from the Bahrain GP.
Valencia is appearing on the calendar for the first time at the existing Ricardo Tormo circuit.
Formula 1 2021: 'It was alright,’ says Max Verstappen after topping Friday’s practice sessions ahead of Bahrain GP
The Red Bull driver outpaced nearest rival Norris, in his Mercedes-powered McLaren, by 0.095 seconds and Hamilton by slightly more than two-thirds.
Formula 1 2021: 'Don't feel like this is the end', Mercedes star Lewis Hamilton refutes retirement talks
Hamilton spoke in an upbeat way about his and the sport's future ahead of the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix in Sakhir.
Formula 1 2021: From Hamilton vs Verstappen to Schumacher vs Russell, driver rivalries set to dominate upcoming season
We take a look at the top driver rivalries that will dominate the upcoming season of Formula 1.