As the weather forecast indicated, the rain became the great stumbling block to be overcome by F1 during the Saturday day of Russian Grand Prix. The storm forced cancel training sessions and jeopardize qualification, which could be moved to Sunday.
"If qualifying cannot be carried out today as we have seen in the past, it will qualify on Sunday morning."Said Michael Masi, career director of the International Automobile Federation.
A race of F2 for Saturday morning and open track activities but was repeatedly delayed and then postponed due to weather conditions.
Masi affirmed that everything would be ready from an operational point of view and the FIA will see the day step by step, with F.1 as a priority, making it clear that there would be possible changes in the activities of the opening categories that are also presented in Sochi.
“The determining factor this afternoon will be the light. The local sunset is around 18.15pm. But with weather conditions like this, the light goes down much earlier. That will finally be our limit point "He said.