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.
Russian Grand Prix organisers stated that the event had witnessed strong spectator turnouts every year, and were confident of a similar attendance this September despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mugello will be the fourth Italian circuit to host a championship grand prix, after Monza, Imola and the Pescara road course.
Russian club FC Rostov forced to field teenagers on league restart after first team gets quarantined for COVID-19, lose 10-1
A team of teenagers took the field for a club hit by the coronavirus pandemic and lost 10-1 as football in Russia restarted Friday.
Formula 1 2020: Russian Grand Prix organisers express interest in hosting back-to-back races at Sochi
Russian Grand Prix organisers said on Thursday they were open to hosting two back-to-back races in Sochi this season to help Formula One flesh out a calendar reduced by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Formula 1 2019: Ferrari's Charles Leclerc fastest in Russian GP qualifying to clinch fourth pole in a row and sixth overall
Leclerc clocked a best lap of one minute and 31.628 seconds to improve his time in the final seconds and set up an end to Mercedes’ five-year domination of the event since it began in 2014
Vladimir Putin said Russians 'will go to heaven as martyrs' in event of nuclear war, says Moscow has no concept of preemptive strike
Vladimir Putin told a forum of international experts in the southern city of Sochi that Russia will only ever use nuclear weapons in retaliation to attacks from other armed forces.
Militants continue to occupy buffer zone around Syria's Idlib as deadline to leave rebel stronghold passes
The radical fighters were supposed to withdraw from the buffer as a final condition to implementing a Russian-Turkish deal to stave off a regime offensive on the northwestern region of Idlib. The accord hung in the balance on the early hours of Monday, seven years into a grinding civil war that has killed more than 360,000 people and displaced millions.
Sushma Swaraj in Russia: New Delhi, Moscow review bilateral cooperation in trade, science and technology
Sushma Swaraj and Russian deputy prime minister Yuri Borisov reviewed bilateral cooperation in the areas of trade and investment, science and technology, culture and other issues of mutual interest.
UN peace envoy plans talks with Iran, Russia, Turkey to finalise committee that will draft new Syrian constitution
The UN envoy said last week that he wants to have the Syria constitutional committee set up before world leaders meet at the General Assembly in September.
Suspect confesses to killing Olympic figure skater Denis Ten even as Kazakhstan authorities arrest second attacker
One of two men detained in Kazakhstan on suspicion of killing Olympic figure skating medallist Denis Ten has confessed, authorities said on Friday.
President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that Russia could stake a claim to host future summer Olympics games, but had not yet lodged a formal bid to do so, Russian news agencies reported
FIFA World Cup 2018: Russia's economy stays stable, in spite of massive hikes in hotel occupancy rates
The FIFA World Cup 2018 has had both positive and negative effects on the Russian economy, resulting in it remaining more or less stable in spite of promises that it would be boosted by the arrival of hundreds of thousands of tourists.
FIFA World Cup 2018: Russia's fairytale run ends in quarters but evokes hopes of a brighter future for football in the nation
Host nation Russia defied all expectations by reaching the quarter-finals of the World Cup, where they were eliminated by Croatia on penalties. In spite of their defeat, Russian fans were overjoyed with their team's performance.
Highlights Russia vs Croatia, FIFA World Cup 2018, Quarter-final at Sochi: Croatia clinch tie in penalties
Croatia will fancy their chances against surprise package and hosts Russia when the two sides clash in the FIFA World Cup quarter-final. Follow our live blog for scores and updates from Russia.
FIFA World Cup 2018: Vladimir Putin's words of encouragement an 'extra boost' for team, says Russia coach Stanislav Cherchesov
"President Putin called me before the game with the Spanish and after," Cherchesov said at a press conference in Sochi on Friday. "Of course when the president supports you, it makes us comfortable.
FIFA World Cup 2018: One Indian football fan killed and another injured in car crash near host city Sochi
An Indian football fan was killed in Russia after being involved in a road accident in city of Sochi. The football fan was travelling with another Indian passenger at the time, who was also injured in the crash.
FIFA World Cup 2018: Uruguayan defender Jose Maria Gimenez may be fit in time for round of 16 fixture against Portugal
Uruguayan defende Jose Maria Gimenez trained with the squad after missing their game against Russia through injury. The defender could be fit to face Portugal in the round of 16 on 30 June.
FIFA World Cup 2018: Panama looking to end campaign in Russia with win over Tunisia, says defender Felipe Baloy
The Central American nation lost 3-0 to Belgium in Sochi last week and then 6-1 to England at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium on Sunday.
"Mats Hummels will probably not be able to play. He somehow dislodged a vertebra in his neck yesterday and has not improved," Joachim Low said.