Between all the important news you can miss a few things during a Grand Prix weekend. Don't worry, F1 Maximal keeps you informed of all sense and nonsense from the world of Formula 1.
Red Bull again struggling with new pit stop regulations
Red Bull Racing is not having an easy time following the new pit stop regulations. Something goes wrong more often during the stops, as with Sergio Perez during the Russian Grand Prix. The Austrian racing stable kept its Mexican driver next to the circuit for no less than 8.9 seconds.
Lando Norris needed all his cognitive ability to keep the McLaren on track during the Russian Grand Prix. When his engineer informed him about the ranking on the asphalt, the Briton reacted uninterested: 'Yes yes yes...'
After Max Verstappen makes his pit stop at Sochi Autodrom, he had a hard time with the tires. The yellow-rimmed rubber did not seem to be working properly on the Russian circuit, resulting in a short phase in which Verstappen was unable to offer a defense to an onrushing Fernando Alonso.
It didn't matter if Lance Stroll knocked out teammate Sebastian Vettel in the race in Russia. The driver seems to have completely lost sight of his partner.
It was a heartbreaking race for Lando Norris. The McLaren driver was on his way to his first win, until the rain literally and figuratively threw Norris' race into the water. An outlier was the result that allowed Lewis Hamilton to take the lead in the race.
From last place to P2, it went pretty well in Sochi with Max Verstappen. The Dutchman was able to quickly gain ground in midfield and eventually reached the podium after an unexpected shower. Ziggo Sport F1 treats us to images of the overtaking action.
Chat between Hamilton and Norris: 'Didn't you want to pit?
After the Russian Grand Prix, winner Lewis Hamilton visited Lando Norris. Norris seemed to be heading for victory, but a late change to intermediates ruined his race. Hamilton discussed the race with his compatriot, in front of the cameras and the press. "Didn't you want to pit?"
After the Russian GP, Valtteri Bottas couldn't resist posting on his Instagram page about the engine changes he 's gotten at Mercedes in the current season. The future Alfa Romeo driver was already driving his power source of German origin in Sochi, enough reason to joke about it.