F1 Russian Grand Prix LIVE: Vettel REFUSES to let Leclerc past after Ferrari issue bizarre team order – The Sun

F1 Russian Grand Prix LIVE: Vettel REFUSES to let Leclerc past after Ferrari issue bizarre team order – The Sun

F1 is in Russia and Lewis Hamilton is desperate to get back to winning ways.

But the Brit will have to find a way past Charles Leclerc, who made it four straight poles in Sochi.

  • Race start time: 12.10pm BST
  • TV/live stream: Sky Sports F1

Follow ALL of the latest updates below…

  • Lap 16

    Hamilton has just set the fastest lap, his medium tyres are in their sweetspot but he has got to make up the gap on Leclerc, which is 2.9 seconds.

  • LAP 15

    This Ferrari situation is crazy. Very early in the race to discuss team orders, they are creating unnecessary stress. They should be concentrating on winning this race.

    Vettel is not messing around. He is putting in some cracking laps. He is 3.661 seconds ahead of Leclerc. Hamilton a further 3 seconds behind Leclerc, but he is closing in.

  • More radio chat from Ferrari. Leclerc is not happy…

    Lap 10
    Ferrari to Leclerc: “Charles we will do the swap later on. Lewis is a bit close, and we want to push now into the race. We will do it later, just focus on your race, thank you”

    Leclerc to Ferrari: “I completely understand. The only thing is that I respected. I gave the slipstream, no problems. But then I tried to push at the beginning of the race, but it's no problems. Manage the situation”

  • DRAMA AT FERRARI

    LAP 8

    Ferrari to Vettel: “Let Charles by.”

    Leclerc to Ferrari: “You put me behind and I respected everything. We will talk later.”

    ….Gulp

  • SAFETY CAR IN

    Lap 4

    We are racing again… Ferrari tell Leclerc they are thinking about swapping their drivers around… interesting

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