Russia plays host to the next round of the F1 championship, as we enter the final run-in – this is the start of the final five races, and soon key things will be decided in the key battles.
Last year’s race was far from memorable. Lewis Hamilton won at a canter, facing no pressure as Rosberg had flat-spotted his front tyres on lap one, allowing Hamilton to sail off into the distance, with conservative tyre choices meaning one pit stop and therefore no chance of strategic surprises. This year, the supersoft and soft tyres should produce a bit more strategic variety, which hopefully produce a more interesting race.
Mercedes can clinch the constructors championship here (as they did last year), if they pick up three more points than Ferrari.
To be honest, I’m struggling to find things to say about this one. Last year’s race was dull, and the memory of it has given me concerns that Sunday’s race will be similar. Hopefully, I’ll be proven wrong!