The plan, the free practice schedule will be held on Saturday (25/9/2021) at 16.00 WIB at the Sochi Autodrom. But the weather does not allow it to make SON decided to cancel it.
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The decision was taken to ensure the safety of the drivers while on the race track. Wet track conditions and poor visibility were the main reasons the FIA canceled free practice 3
“For the sake of safety (the decision has been taken) to change the Official Program by canceling Free Practice Session 3 due to Force Majeure,” the decision of the race stewards was quoted from the official Formula 1 website, Saturday (25/9/2021).
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In addition, the time they have to postpone free practice session 3 is considered impossible to do. As a result, the FIA had no other choice but to cancel the schedule.
“For the purposes of the relevant rules and time limits, Free Practice Session 3 will be deemed to have occurred, unless otherwise advised by the Race Director.”
The Russian Grand Prix has undergone a change, with the first F3 race moved to Friday night, where Norway’s Dennis Hauger was crowned champion. Additionally, bad weather caused indefinite delays to Saturday morning’s F2 race.