Drivers pay tribute to Jules Bianchi, Sochi Autodrom, 2014

Top ten pictures from the 2014 Russian Grand Prix

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Ten of the best pictures which tell the story of the Russian Grand Prix weekend.

Jules Bianchi’s car

Jules Bianchi's car, Marussia, Sochi Autodrom, 2014

The events of Suzuka cast a shadow over the Russian Grand Prix. Marussia decided against fielding a replacement for the injured Jules Bianchi, but prepared a car which sat in his garage as a poignant tribute.

Sergey Sirotkin

Sergey Sirotkin, Sauber, Sochi Autodrom, 2014

Thee were two Russian drivers on the track during the first official F1 session at the Sochi Autodrom. Sergey Sirotkin made his first appearance at a race weekend for Sauber.

Fernando Alonso

Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, Sochi Autodrom, 2014

Fernando Alonso faced further questions over whose garage he will be pulling into next year.

Felipe Massa

Felipe Massa, Williams, Sochi Autodrom, 2014

Fortune did not smile on Felipe Massa during qualifying. A fuel pressure qualifying meant he was eliminated in Q1.

Daniil Kvyat

Daniil Kvyat, Toro Rosso, Sochi Autodrom, 2014

Daniil Kvyat, however, brought cheer to the home crowd by taking fifth on the grid, the best ever qualifying position for a Russian driver.

Drivers pay tribute to Jules Bianchi

Drivers pay tribute to Jules Bianchi, Sochi Autodrom, 2014

Before the race began drivers gathered in a minute of silence of respect for Bianchi.


Start, Sochi Autodrom, 2014

Nico Rosberg’s attempt to take the lead off his team mate at the start went up in smoke as he locked his tyres.

Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Sochi Autodrom, 2014

That left Lewis Hamilton with an unchallenged run to his ninth victory of the season.

Daniil Kvyat and Jean-Eric Vergne

Daniil Kvyat, Jean-Eric Vergne, Toro Rosso, Sochi Autodrom, 2014

Jean-Eric Vergne left little room for Kvyat when the pair disputed eighth place.

Mercedes celebrate their constructors’ championship

Mercedes, Sochi Autodrom, 2014

Hamilton’s victory ensured Mercedes clinched the constructors’ championship title with three races to spare.

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7 comments on “Top ten pictures from the 2014 Russian Grand Prix”

  1. Incredible side by side photo of Kvyat and Vergne

    1. Yeah, love that one

    2. I glanced past that one and thought it was just one car, what a picture!

    3. Looks like a promotional picture.

    4. hats off to whoever captured that that is awesome

  2. Nice pictures!

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