After the mayhem at Mugello which saw two red flags, F1 is heading to Russia and to the Sochi Autodrom – a race where Mercedes drivers have triumphed every year since 2014. A lot of discussion in the paddock will be around the safety measures that should be taken to prevent another Mugello-like accident and what needs to be changed in the safety car procedures. Besides that, ex-Ferrari boss Stefano Domenicali will be the next F1 CEO and this means that three of the sport’s top jobs will be in the hands of former Ferrari men.
Bottas has won in the circuit in the past but Hamilton is still the favorite (59% – 41%). The model predicts Sergio Perez to come ahead of Verstappen in both the qualifying and the race but I would not bet on that. Leclerc claimed the pole last year but a spot in the top-10 would seem like a win in 2020.
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