Perez says one-stop strategy not a given in Russia

General consensus heading into the Sochi race suggests most teams will opt for just a lone stop in the race – but the Mexican, famed for his tyre conservation skills, believes that strategy won’t prove viable for everyone.
“It is not that straightforward, I don’t think a lot of people will manage the one stop,” said the Mexican after qualifying.
“It is going to be a tricky one … Keep reading

Williams drivers caught out by team’s quick pitstops

After facing criticism for regular problems in the pit box in the past, the Grove team has consistently had the fastest stops in 2016.
“The first time I got that quick a pitstop it surprised me,” said Bottas.
“The green light came on and I thought it was a mistake or something! But then you get used to it, you get prepared quicker for the green light, and it’s fine.”
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Mercedes baffled by Hamilton’s “freak” double failure

Hamilton started last in China and was not able to take part in Q3 in Russia after a repeat of the problem.
“I would say what happened [on Saturday] is a freak failure,” said Wolff. “Normally F1 is a very scientific assessment process, and we’ve had a failure in Shanghai, which we understood.
“We decided to change the parts, and here we go again, the same thing happens.
“So we need to … Keep reading