Newly-crowned champions Mercedes` team chief Toto Wolff paid a warm tribute to former colleague and team founder Ross Brawn on Sunday in the wake of Lewis Hamilton`s emphatic win in the Russian Grand Prix.
Local favourite Daniil Kvyat could not hide his delight on Saturday after producing the best qualifying performance of his Formula One career to claim fifth place on the grid for Sunday`s inaugural Russian Grand Prix.
Six days after suffering the shock of Jules Bianchi`s life-threatening accident in Japan, Formula One`s drivers welcomed the high-speed challenge of the new Sochi Autodrom, venue for this weekend`s inaugural Russian Grand Prix.
The inaugural Russian Grand Prix will take place on Sunday in a strained atmosphere, part-subdued and part-celebratory, amid high security and dramatic speculation, all intensified when, as expected, president Vladimir Putin arrives in the paddock before the race.
World championship leader Lewis Hamilton maintained his stunning speed and supremacy with another sizzling lap in Saturday`s qualifying session when he took pole position for Sunday`s inaugural Russian Grand Prix.
Amid apprehension that the World Chess Championship title contest between reigning champion Magnus Carlsen and former winner Vishwanathan Anand could be postponed, the Indian ace is hoping the rematch would go ahead and be held in Sochi, Russia, in November.
Red Bull team chief Christian Horner took an angry verbal swipe at reporters covering the Hungarian Grand Prix after growing vexed and frustrated by questions about planned Formula One races in Russia and Azerbaijan.
Japanese figure skater Mao Asada, the veteran of two winter Olympic Games, plans to sit out the 2014-2015 competitive season but remains unsure about retirement and wants to take the year to think about her future plans.