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Formula 1: There will be no more racing in Russia, says CEO Stefano Domenicali
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Formula 1: There will be no more racing in Russia, says CEO Stefano Domenicali

Russian Grand Prix was to be held in Sochi this year before moving to St. Petersburg in 2023.

Formula 1: No replacement for Russian Grand Prix, says F1 with calendar now having 22 races
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Formula 1: No replacement for Russian Grand Prix, says F1 with calendar now having 22 races

Formula 1 had earlier decided to cancel the 25 September race at Sochi following Russia's invasion of Ukraine in February.

'Stop it, Putin', 'No war please': How sport is reacting to Russian invasion of Ukraine
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'Stop it, Putin', 'No war please': How sport is reacting to Russian invasion of Ukraine

Ramifications of Russia's invasion of Ukraine continued in the sporting world as athletes called for peace and an end to war.

Russia counts sporting cost of Ukraine invasion: No Champions League final, F1 race
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Russia counts sporting cost of Ukraine invasion: No Champions League final, F1 race

After sports bodies had spent Thursday condemning the invasion, on Friday some transformed their words into actions.

Formula 1: Russian Grand Prix cancelled in wake of Ukraine crisis
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Formula 1: Russian Grand Prix cancelled in wake of Ukraine crisis

F1 were reacting to Russian President Vladimir Putin defying Western warnings to unleash a full-scale invasion on Thursday that quickly claimed dozens of lives and displaced at least 100,000 people.

Formula 1 2022: Sebastian Vettel says he won't race in Russia following attack on Ukraine
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Formula 1 2022: Sebastian Vettel says he won't race in Russia following attack on Ukraine

“My own opinion is I should not go, I will not go," said Sebastian Vettel.

Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton wins 100th F1 race to take lead over Max Verstappen
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Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton wins 100th F1 race to take lead over Max Verstappen

Hamilton turned Verstappen's five-point championship lead into a two-point lead of his own as the Dutch driver finished second after a dramatic drive from last on the grid.

Russian GP: Mercedes task Bottas with frustrating Verstappen as Hamilton bids for 100th win
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Russian GP: Mercedes task Bottas with frustrating Verstappen as Hamilton bids for 100th win

Bottas, who qualified in the seventh spot on Saturday, is expected to try and slow down Verstappen as he attempts to pick his way through the field.

Formula 1: Lando Norris grabs pole at rain-hit qualifying for Russian Grand Prix
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Formula 1: Lando Norris grabs pole at rain-hit qualifying for Russian Grand Prix

McLaren driver Lando Norris took pole after timing his final fast lap to perfection, in the dying seconds of the session after switching to slick tires as the racing line dried.

Formula 1 2021: Russian Grand Prix's final practice session cancelled due to heavy rain
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Formula 1 2021: Russian Grand Prix's final practice session cancelled due to heavy rain

A Formula 2 sprint race, scheduled for Saturday, was postponed.

Formula 1 2021: Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas sets fastest time in first practice, Lewis Hamilton in second
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Formula 1 2021: Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas sets fastest time in first practice, Lewis Hamilton in second

Bottas' best time of 1 minute, 34.427 seconds was .211 faster than Hamilton. Championship leader Max Verstappen of Red Bull was .016 further back in third.

Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen gear up for title fight in Russia with verbal jabs
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Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen gear up for title fight in Russia with verbal jabs

Verstappen has a five-point lead over Hamilton in the championship with five races to go.

Max Verstappen gets three-place grid penalty for Lewis Hamilton crash at Monza
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Max Verstappen gets three-place grid penalty for Lewis Hamilton crash at Monza

Verstappen's car, pushed onto the sausage kerb at the Turn One chicane, ended up with its back wheel rolling over the top of his rival's Mercedes, narrowly missing Hamilton's head.

Russia wants to keep fans in stadiums despite coronavirus infection rate rising steadily
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Russia wants to keep fans in stadiums despite coronavirus infection rate rising steadily

Russia has allowed some of the biggest crowds at sports events in Europe, even as some other countries revert back to empty stadiums.

Formula 1 2020: Valtteri Bottas wins Russian GP as time penalties stop Lewis Hamilton from equalling win record
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Formula 1 2020: Valtteri Bottas wins Russian GP as time penalties stop Lewis Hamilton from equalling win record

Lewis Hamilton had been looking to match Michael Schumacher's record of 91 wins in Formula One but had to settle for third behind Valtteri Bottas and Max Verstappen due to time penalties.

Formula 1 2020: Lewis Hamilton grabs Russian GP pole, inches closer to Michael Schumacher’s all-time record
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Formula 1 2020: Lewis Hamilton grabs Russian GP pole, inches closer to Michael Schumacher’s all-time record

Hamilton's Mercedes teammate, Valtteri Bottas, was beaten into third by Verstappen's fast run at the end of the session and was .652 off Hamilton's time.

Formula 1 2020: Sebastian Vettel escapes unhurt from massive crash during Russian GP qualifying
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Formula 1 2020: Sebastian Vettel escapes unhurt from massive crash during Russian GP qualifying

The session was red-flagged to a halt after the four-time champion’s shunt, leaving runaway championship leader Lewis Hamilton in a perilous 15th place with just over two minutes remaining.

Formula 1 2020: Lewis Hamilton tops final practice at Russian Grand Prix ahead of Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas
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Formula 1 2020: Lewis Hamilton tops final practice at Russian Grand Prix ahead of Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas

Hamilton clocked a best lap of 1min 33.279sec to beat Bottas by seven-tenths with Carlos Sainz third for McLaren, eight-tenths off the pace.

Formula 1 2020: Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas on top, Lewis Hamilton 19th in opening Sochi practice
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Formula 1 2020: Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas on top, Lewis Hamilton 19th in opening Sochi practice

Valtteri Bottas topped the times for Mercedes ahead of Renault's Daniel Ricciardo in Friday morning's crash-hit opening free practice at this weekend's Russian Grand Prix.

Formula 1 2020: Lewis Hamilton aims to match Michael Schumacher's F1 win record at Sochi
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Formula 1 2020: Lewis Hamilton aims to match Michael Schumacher's F1 win record at Sochi

Victory for Hamilton at the Sochi Olympic Park would see him draw level with Michael Schumacher on 91 career wins, more than any other driver in the 70-year history of F1.