The crystal ball of the weathermen and women worked well this week. It is currently pouring from heaven in Sochi. It is too wet for the cars to enter the track and so the 3rd free practice session of the 2021 GP of Russia has been cancelled. This weekend it will therefore only be two free practice sessions.
It is still unclear what exactly will happen with the qualification. At 1 o’clock Dutch time the weather should clear up in the Russian seaside resort. Qualifying could then continue at the normal time. But if it continues to rain just as hard, we don’t see any cars on the track at 2 o’clock.
The race direction has already taken this scenario into account yesterday. That is why the first Formula 3 race of this weekend was already run yesterday. That gives the room to move the qualification to a later time, if necessary.