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Pirelli chooses hypersofts for Russian GP

Pirelli has announced that the hypersoft tyre will now be in play at the Russian GP, having already confirmed that it will return for Singapore.

Story behind the photo: Bottas savours champagne moment

After every grand prix, ace photographer Mark Sutton of Sutton Images gives us a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to cover Formula 1 from behind the lens.

Massa column: Puncture costly in Ricciardo points battle

In his latest column, Williams driver Felipe Massa looks back on an eventful Russian Grand Prix that saw him lose sixth place - and a chance to be in the same position in the points - to a puncture.

Vandoorne column: Russia finish a small boost for McLaren

In his latest column, McLaren driver Stoffel Vandoorne recalls a Russian Grand Prix weekend that started with a massive grid penalty but ended with the positive of a race finish.

Bottas/Hamilton title fight will not sour relationship - Mercedes

Mercedes insists it is not worried about tensions erupting between Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton now that they are both firmly in the Formula 1 title hunt.

Five things we learned from the Russian GP’s Global Editor-in-Chief Charles Bradley gives his views on a slow-burning Russian Grand Prix that only came to life in the closing stages.

Steiner "pissed off" about Haas' Russian GP weekend

Gunther Steiner says he is "pissed off" with the Haas Formula 1 team's Russian Grand Prix weekend as "everything that can go wrong went wrong".

Analysis: How Bottas had to step up to claim maiden F1 win

Sebastian Vettel threw all he had at Valtteri Bottas in Russia, but when push came to shove there was just no denying the Finn his first F1 race win.

Force India pulling off "big miracles", says Perez

Sergio Perez believes Force India is pulling "big miracles" to continue scoring points given its pace deficit to its main Formula 1 rivals.

Bottas was nursing "severe" tyre damage during Russian GP

Valtteri Bottas was nursing "pretty severe" damage to his front tyres as he held off Sebastian Vettel in the closing stages of the Russian Grand Prix, his Mercedes team has revealed.

Hamilton cannot explain cause of Russian GP troubles

Lewis Hamilton says he is at a loss to explain why his pace was lacking over the Russian Grand Prix, but has vowed to get the answer before the next race in Spain.

Russian GP: Issue #7 of GP Gazette now online

Read Issue 7 of GP Gazette, from the makers of, an in-depth eMagazine covering all the action from a game-changing Russian GP.

Russian GP: Top 25 photos from the race selection of photos from the Russian Grand Prix, where Valtteri Bottas fended off Sebastian Vettel to clinch his first F1 win.

Russian GP: Post-race press conference

DRIVERS: Valtteri BOTTAS (Mercedes), Sebastian VETTEL (Ferrari), Kimi RÄIKKÖNEN (Ferrari)

Vettel: Massa did Bottas "a favour twice"

Sebastian Vettel says Felipe Massa did Valtteri Bottas "a favour twice" in the battle for victory in the Russian Grand Prix.

Lauda "surprised a lot" by Bottas victory

Niki Lauda has admitted Valtteri Bottas's maiden Formula 1 win in the Russian Grand Prix "surprised me a lot".

Palmer: Grosjean should've "used his brain" in Russian GP start

Jolyon Palmer said he had hoped that Romain Grosjean would “use his brain” at the start in Russia, following the double collision that put both men out of the race.

Hamilton: Sochi my toughest weekend since Baku

Lewis Hamilton believes he knows why he lacked his usual frontrunning pace in the Russian Grand Prix in Sochi, which he likened to his troubled weekend at Baku last year.

Massa says Vettel "likes to complain" after radio remarks

Felipe Massa has labelled Sebastian Vettel as someone who "really likes to complain" in the aftermath of the Russian Grand Prix, following the Ferrari driver's apparent dissatisfaction with Massa's driving late on.

"Amazing" first stint won Bottas the race - Vettel

Sebastian Vettel says an "amazing" first stint was key to Valtteri Bottas earning his first Formula 1 victory in the Russian Grand Prix.

Bottas admits first F1 win feels "surreal"

Valtteri Bottas has described his first Formula 1 victory as "surreal" after winning the Russian Grand Prix.

Russian GP: Top 10 quotes after race

Valtteri Bottas claims his first Formula 1 victory in tense Russian Grand Prix

Russian GP: Bottas fends off Vettel to take maiden F1 win

Valtteri Bottas fended off a late charge from Sebastian Vettel to secure the first Formula 1 victory his career in the Russian Grand Prix at Sochi.

Ricciardo “almost went into the barrier” after brake failure

Daniel Ricciardo has called on Red Bull to resolve its brake issues after he was forced out in the early stages of the Russian Grand Prix at Sochi.