Analysis: Why Mercedes had an “absolute nightmare” on its hands in Sochi

In terms of excitement, the Russian GP was always going to be compromised by the traditional Sochi one-stop strategy, and we were never going to see the sort of strategic variation provided by the three tyre compounds in the earlier races of 2016. Then, just to spoil things further, problems for Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton left them out of position on the grid, and thus once ... Keep reading