Closing Russian GP observe cancelled resulting from rain, qualifying unsure



Russian Grand Prix

Method One F1 – Russian Grand Prix – Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia – September 25, 2021 Normal view forward of qualifying REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

Closing observe for the Russian Method One Grand Prix was canceled resulting from heavy rain in Sochi on Saturday, with later qualifying unsure and susceptible to being postponed till Sunday.

Race stewards stated in an announcement that the choice had been taken for security causes and resulting from power majeure.

The session had been resulting from begin at 1200 native time (0900 GMT) and qualifying on the Olympic Park is scheduled for 1500 native (1200 GMT).

A Method Three race that was initially scheduled for Saturday morning was held on Friday and a Method Two race was postponed.

“From what we’re seeing from the forecast aspect…we can have type of this stage of rain till about 1.30 to 2pm native time after which it lowering within the afternoon,” stated race director Michael Masi.

“The precedence from right this moment’s perspective is clearly Method One qualifying this afternoon, so Method One will take precedence.”

Masi stated the sunshine could be the figuring out think about how late qualifying might be postponed.

“Sundown regionally is about 1815…however with climate situations like this clearly (the) mild diminishes far earlier,” he added.

“If qualifying isn’t capable of occur right this moment, as we’ve seen just a few occasions earlier than up to now, then we’ll redo this system and maintain qualifying on Sunday morning.”


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