In Pictures: Russia 2019

Dramatic race at Sochi. Leclerc gets Pole Position with a blistering fast 1:31.628 lap. Vettel takes the lead at turn 2, but after exiting the pits for a tire change had a MGU-K failure, his first in 2019. The FIA deploys a VSC and both Mercedes take advantage of an almost free pitstop, and went to win the race in a 1-2 with Leclerc in third.


It’s good to be back on the podium, but a shame for the team to not have the second car on here. I will always trust the team, but I need to speak with them to know the situation better
— Charles Leclerc | Scuderia Ferrari | P3
Starting P4 and finishing P2 is a good result for me. But to take the 1-2 is a great result for the team. We believed we had the race pace and we showed that we could do it
— Valtteri Bottas | Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 | P2
It’s incredible to have this result today because of how fast they were from the start, even keeping up with them was hard. It feels like a long time coming!
— Lewis Hamilton | Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 | P1