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Although it is looking ever more likely that the F1 season will start behind closed doors, the Russian GP wants an audience.
Daniil Kvyat believes swapping the Russian Grand Prix from Sochi to St Petersburg would be “mega” and would also be better for the fans.
Russian Grand Prix officials are “confident” the race will go ahead next season despite the country being handed a four-year ban from all major sporting events.
Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas were joined by Charles Leclerc to face the media after a controversial Russian GP.
F1 heads for the Black Sea coast and the resort of Sochi this weekend as Ferrari bid to make it four victories in a row to continue their astonishing 2019 renaissance at the Russian Grand Prix.
Laurent Mekies, Paul Monaghan, James Allison and Mario Isoloa attended Friday’s Russian GP press conference.
Russia have expressed their desire to follow in Monaco’s footsteps and bring back grid girls at their 2018 race.
Bottas is a contender, Hamilton looks lost, Ferrari got strategy right, Alonso and Ricciardo’s unlikely bond, Force India impress again, competitive edge stays on the track.