2021 Russian Grand Prix

“Just a bit of heartbreak, you know.”

Lando Norris had tears in his eyes as he reflected on what should have been his milestone day for all the right reasons. But Formula 1 in 2021 seems even more unpredictable than ever, as a driver finishing outside the top six became a bigger talking point than one taking a landmark 100th victory.

The McLaren driver was faultless on Saturday, and for much of Sunday too. He knew that pole wasn’t the best spot to be starting from, but he’d ticked off a first that was important to him. Next on the to-do list was the first win.

Race Results

Qualifying

Circuit - Sochi

Country

Russia

Location

Sochi, Krasnodar Krai

Type

Permanent road course

Length

3.639 (Miles)

Record

Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes-Benz F1 W10 EQ Power+), 1m35.761, 136.803 mph, F1, 2019

First Race

2014 Sochi GP2

3,404

Championships

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19,260

Results

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25,185

Drivers

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14,540

Teams

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908

Circuits

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