Russian Grand Prix practice cancelled with qualifying decision later

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Due to heavy rains in Sochi, the Russian Grand Prix final practice has been cancelled.

Rain fell overnight, and it continued into the morning. Officials said that they had decided to cancel the session "in the interest of safety".

Michael Masi, FIA race director, stated that he would run qualifying as normal starting at 13:00 BST. However, he would "judge the conditions at the moment".

Heavy rain is expected until around 14:00 (1:00 BST)

Masi stated that the FIA will try to continue qualifying throughout Saturday afternoon and "take it one step at a time".

Sunset in Sochi occurs at 18:15 (UK time) on Saturday.

If qualifying is not possible on Saturday, it will be held on Sunday morning. This was the case at the 2019 Japanese Grand Prix when qualifying day was cancelled due to a typhoon.