Russian Grand Prix apply cancelled with qualifying determination later

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Closing apply on the Russian Grand Prix has been cancelled due to heavy rain in Sochi.

Rain began in a single day and continued within the morning and officers mentioned they determined “within the pursuits of security” to name off the session earlier than it began.

FIA race director Michael Masi mentioned that he would attempt to run qualifying as regular ranging from 13:00 BST however he would “choose situations on the time”.

The forecast is for heavy rain till about 14:00 native time (12:00 BST).

The FIA will proceed to attempt all through Saturday afternoon to run qualifying and “take it step-by-step”, as Masi put it.

Sundown in Sochi is at 18:15 native time (16:15 UK time) on Saturday.

If qualifying can’t be run on Saturday, it is going to happen on Sunday morning, as occurred on the 2019 Japanese Grand Prix, when qualifying day was deserted because of a hurricane.

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