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#4 Russian Grand Prix

Sochi  29 April 2016 - 1 June 2016

pos. country Team
1 GER Mercedes
2 GBR Mercedes
3 FIN Ferrari
4 FIN Williams
5 BRA Williams
6 ESP McLaren
7 DEN Renault
8 FRA Haas
9 MEX Force India
10 GBR McLaren
11 AUS Red Bull Racing
12 ESP Toro Rosso
13 GBR Renault
14 SWE Sauber
15 RUS Red Bull Racing
16 BRA Sauber
17 MEX Haas
18 GER Manor
NC NED Toro Rosso
NC GER Ferrari
NC GER Force India
NC INA Manor
Pos. Driver Team Pts
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 57
2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 100
3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 36
4 Kimi Raïkkonen Ferrari 43
5 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 33
6 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso 13
7 Valtteri Bottas Williams 19
8 Sergio Perez Force India 2
9 Felipe Massa Williams 32
10 Nico Hulkenberg Force India 6
11 Carlos Sainz Jr Toro Rosso 4
12 Romain Grosjean Haas 22
13 Fernando Alonso McLaren 8
14 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull 21
15 Jenson Button McLaren 1
16 Kevin Magnussen Renault 6
17 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren 1
18 Pascal Wehrlein Manor 0
19 Felipe Nasr Sauber 0
20 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 0
21 Esteban Gutierrez Haas 0
22 Jolyon Palmer Renault 0
23 Rio Haryanto Manor 0
Pos. Team Engine Pts
1 MERCEDES Mercedes 157
3 FERRARI Ferrari 76
4 WILLIAMS Mercedes 51
5 FORCE INDIA Mercedes 8
7 MCLAREN Honda 10
8 HAAS Ferrari 22
9 RENAULT Renault 6
10 MANOR MARUSSIA Mercedes 0
11 SAUBER Ferrari 0

29 April 2016

Free practice 1 10:00
Free practice 2 14:00

19° sun

30 April 2016

Free practice 3 12:00
Qualifying 15:00

19° sun

1 June 2016

Race start 14:00

16° sun


  • 1:40.071s -Lap record
    (Sebastian Vettel, 2015)
  • 5.848 -Circuit Length (km)
  • 309.745 -Race distance (km)
  • 53 -Number of laps
Tyre usage
Brake wear
#04 Russian Grand Prix
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Esteban Ocon EN

Picture Perfect

A behind-the-scenes reportage shot of the local Russian grid girls. Their traditional outfits perfectly matching the colours of the Danish flag prior to the race.
Canon 1DX, 50mm lens, 1/1000th sec @ f2.8

Kevin leads the chasing pack as he turns into turn one during the race. The black tyre marks on the track show that not everyone made it cleanly thorough the corner at the start of the race.
Canon 1DX, 500mm lens, 1/1250th sec @ f.5.6

The Russian GP winds its way around the sporting venues of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. Kevin is captured here on the starting straight. In the background are the amusements of the Olympic games and in the far distance the snow covered mountains.
Canon 1DX, 16-35mm lens, 1/1000th sec @ f7.1

A wonderful circle of flags surround a fountain and the Olympic flame at the centre of the Sochi venue. The RS16 looks tiny in comparison to the buildings and the national flags, with the Black Sea visible in the background.
Canon 1DX, 16-35mm lens, 1/1000th @ f8

Fans take time out to have a game of trackside ’crazy golf’. They seem oblivious to the cars speeding past at more than 300kph. By using a slow shutter speed I have blurred the car to enhance this difference in pace.
Canon 1DX, 70-200mm lens, 1/60th sec @ f16

A close up image of the concentration on Jolyon’s face as he stares intently at the timing screens during qualifying. A wide lens aperture ensures the focus is drawn directly to his eyes.
Canon 1DX, 50mm lens, 1/500th sec @ f1.4

Kevin passes the futuristic ’Iceberg’ stadium. This building was used as the figure skating venue during the 2014 Olympic games. The contrast between the bright yellow of the RS16 and the blue of the building combine to make a vivid shot.
Canon 1DX, 16-35mm lens, 1/1250th sec @ f6.3

This rear shot uses the brightly coloured kerbs and run-off areas of the Sochi circuit to create a graphic composition, a shallow depth of field draws the viewers eye to the car.
Canon 1DX, 500mm lens, 1/1000th sec @ f4.5

A unique view of Jolyon hard at work in the RS16. Taken from the roof of the pit building you get a birds-eye-view overhead shot of the car as it enters the pitlane.
Canon 1DX, 70-200mm lens, 1/640th sec @ f8

Another angle of the central ’Medal Plaza’ and fast becoming a classic Sochi shot. This photo is taken from within the grandstand at turn three. The Olympic torch, the Nations flags and a Renault RS16 are all captured on an ultra wide fish-eye lens to accentuate this circular arena.
Canon 1DX, 15mm fisheye lens, 1/1250th sec @ f5.6

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