Russian Grand Prix FP1 summary.
A summary of the action during Free Practice 1 in Sochi.
First day of FP1 action in Sochi with Sebastian Vettel on top with a time of 1:34 on the hypersoft tyres, with Max Verstappen followed closely behind with a time of 1:34:538 along with Lewis Hamilton in 3rd with a time of 1:34:818
Vandoorne started proceedings off with a time of 1:39.057s on the soft compound, Lando Norris had a little spin but quickly had it all under control.
Around the 30 Min mark Hamilton then set the quickest time overall on ultras with a 1:35.326, Verstappen would go on to beat that with a time of 1:34.960
Ferrari would now a quick lap with Vettel on hypersofts which put him a half a second clear of Verstappen now leading the session.
Not long after Verstappen would improve his time to stay P2 but still 0.050s off Vettel’s leading time.
Towards the end of the session Hamilton tried a long run on the soft compound tyres, Looking like the strategy for the race will be to start on hypers and then finish on the softs.
The session ended with Vettel leading followed by Verstappen, Hamilton, Bottas and Ricciardo to make the top 5.
Tough weekend for Alonso, both Toro Rosso drivers and Red Bull drivers who will start at the back of the grid due to power unit changes.