2017 has been full of surprises. But is all this excitement just a veil for what is the same old problem?
F1 heads home next week with the championship finely balanced and the prospect of an intense battle stretching out ahead.
Valtteri Bottas waited 81 races for his first Formula One win to come along but it will get easier now, says Niki Lauda.
Valtteri Bottas becomes Formula One's 107th different winner since 1950, another dismal weekend for McLaren.
Championship leader Sebastian Vettel grabbed pole position on Saturday ahead of team-mate Kimi Raikkonen.
Finns in front as Kimi Raikkonen and Valtteri Bottas top the time sheets during the first Russian GP practice.
"We are doing this as a team and our target is to get maximum points for the team." says McLaren's new signing.
Fears that Formula One's plan to introduce a transparent cockpit 'shield' could make racing more dangerous.
Lewis Hamilton will arrive in Sochi for the Russian GP determined not to lose any more ground in his battle with Sebastian Vettel.