RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX - RACE
Sundays action in Sochi proved to be disappointing for the McLaren-Honda team, after Fernando Alonso failed to start and Stoffel Vandoorne finished in P14 and out of the points. Alonso suffered an ERS software failure in the warm-up lap and, despite repeated attempts to restart the car, was unable to line up on the grid to start the race. Stoffel did take the start and also benefitted from a first lap safety car situation. He was able to pit onto the faster ultrasoft tyres and, for a time, ran in P12. The Belgian rookie drove a tidy, measured race, eventually bringing his car home 14th.