sport news Russian GP practice session cancelled and qualifying could be pushed to Sunday ...

sport news Russian GP practice session cancelled and qualifying could be pushed to Sunday ...
sport news Russian GP practice session cancelled and qualifying could be pushed to Sunday ...
Russian GP practice session cancelled and qualifying could be pushed to Sunday as heavy rain, lightning and thunder hit Sochi Torrential rain, thunder and lightning have hit Sochi overnight and on Saturday Race officials say third free practice session cancelled 'in the interest of safety' Qualifying expected to start at 3 p.m. local time (1 p.m. BST) on Saturday  Heavy rain is forecast to fall onto the circuit until at least 2 p.m. local time FIA race director Michael Masi suggested qualifying could be pushed to Sunday 

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The final practice session ahead of the Russian Grand Prix in Sochi has been cancelled because of inclement weather, which could also affect qualifying.

Heavy rain has fallen on the Black Sea resort overnight and continued in the morning, with Sochi also hit by thunder and lightning. 

The weather conditions prompted FIA officials to call off the third and final practice session scheduled for Saturday morning.

Torrential rain hit Sochi overnight and continued through Saturday morning

Torrential rain hit Sochi overnight and continued through Saturday morning

“In the interest of safety [the decision has been taken] to modify the Official Programme by cancelling Free

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