The Russian GP is back for the fourth time, and in all previous races Mercedes have won the race.
The Sochi Autodrom track is 5.848km long making it the fourth longest on the 2016 calendar, Spa leads with 7.004km, Baku 6.003km and Silverstone at 5.891km. After 53 laps of racing the total distance reaches 309.944km, the second longest race on the calendar behind only Sepang at 310.408km.
As mentioned before, Mercedes have won every race in Russia so far, the first two were won by Lewis Hamilton and the third by Nico Rosberg last year. Two races (66.67%) have been won from pole position and one more from second, so every race at Sochi has been won from the front row.
The lap record around the Russian GP track was set last year by Rosberg with 1:39.094, so unless the track is very wet on the Sunday this will be beaten by several seconds, the first lap record to be beaten in 2017.
So far in 2017 Esteban Ocon has finished tenth at every single race, helping make Force India one of only three teams to have had both drivers in the points at every race, the others being Ferrari and Mercedes. Lance Stroll is yet to finish a race in F1, and is the only driver this season that hasn’t yet.
The Silly Stats
You would need 13,883,126 bottles of Vodka to cover the Sochi Autodrom track surface. That is enough Vodka to fill over five Olympic sized swimming pools.
3,342 Daniil Kvyats lying down head to toe would be enough to lap once around the Sochi Autodrom.