Final Russian GP practice cancelled due to rain, qualifying uncertain
A man holds an umbrella as FP3 is cancelled due to rain ahead of qualifying Russian Grand Prix at the Sochi Autodrom in Sochi, September 25, 2021. — Reuters pic
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SOCHI, Russia, Sept 25 — Final practice for the Russian Formula One Grand Prix was cancelled due to heavy rain in Sochi today, with later qualifying uncertain and at risk of being postponed until tomorrow.
Race stewards said in a statement that the decision had been taken for safety reasons and due to force majeure.
The session had been due to start at 1200 local time (0900 GMT) and qualifying at the Olympic Park is scheduled for 1500 local (1200 GMT).
A Formula Three race that was originally scheduled for this morning was held yesterday and a Formula Two r