After the conclusion of the second triple-header of the season, the Formula 1 paddock move towards the Sochi
Autodrom for the Russian Grand Prix.
So let's take a look at the highlights that emerged from the FP1 and FP2 of the Russian Grand Prix
As Hamilton entered the pit lane to re-group with his Mercedes colleagues, the Knight forgot to switch off the “magic brake” and hit the front jack holder. Fortunately, the Mercedes crew member wasn’t severely injured.
The Italian, who is fighting to keep his seat at Alfa Romeo in 2022, crashed into the barriers behind the Turn 8 run-off, which destroyed the rear-end of his car. Giovinazzi began to drive away from the incident but was ordered to stop.
During the closing stages of FP1, Lando Norris was heading back to the pits to regroup with his McLaren squad. However, just a few meters away from the pit entry, he spun and taking minor damage to his front wing.
Verstappen, who finished P3 in FP1 and P6 in FP2, opted for a new power unit, which will see him start the Russian GP from the back of the grid. The Dutchman was already carrying a three-place grid penalty for causing an accident with Hamilton at Monza.
After an impressive performance at Monza, Bottas continued to build momentum at one of his strongest tracks after topping both the sessions. The Finnish driver was just 0.044 seconds quicker than his teammate, Lewis Hamilton, in the FP2.