Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton in formation at the 2018 Russian Grand Prix.

The power unit framework, not the qualifying structure itself, is to blame for the sport’s latest Saturday malaise.

Mercedes was right to move Valtteri Bottas out of Lewis Hamilton’s way.

Lewis Hamilton on track at the 2018 Russian Grand Prix.

Mercedes ordered Bottas to cede his lead to Hamilton for the good of the championship.

Valtteri Bottas in his garage at the 2018 Russian Grand Prix.

Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton were untouchable in qualifying, leaving Sebastian Vettel third.

There’s plenty of interest in this year’s Russian Grand Prix beyond the appearance of Vladimir Putin.

Valtteri Bottas lifts the winners trophy at the 2017 Russian Grand Prix

Bottas banished some team-order demons with his first career win at the Russian Grand Prix.

Valtteri Bottas puts his Ferrari ahead of Sebastian Vettel's Ferrari on the first lap of the 2017 Russian Grand Prix.

The lacklustre Russian Grand Prix highlighted areas F1 must improve on in the immediate future.

Mercedes's Valtteri Bottas won his first grand prix in Russia

Valtteri Bottas has become Finland’s fifth grand prix winner after commanding the Russian Grand Prix.

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel

Ferrari’s sixth pole of the decade has denied Mercedes the front row at one of its dominant circuits.

Red Bull Racing: counting the days to a new car in May

RBRwas supposed to be a title contender, but even race wins seem distant heading into Russia this weekend.