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Inside F1: Ridgefield Playhouse to host F1 on NBC crew November 28

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One month from today, Formula 1 fans in Connecticut will have a chance to see the F1 on NBC Sports crew at the Ridgefield Playhouse on Monday, November 28 for Inside F1: 2016 Year in Review, presented by Danbury Porsche.

This will take place at 7:30 p.m. the night after this year’s season concludes from Abu Dhabi.

Leigh Diffey, David Hobbs and Steve Matchett will be present to recap the season, reveal some behind-the-scenes footage, and provide some insight, humor and rare stories.

It’s an encore of the successful event held last year. There was also an Inside F1 event with the trio held this summer in Chicago.

Further information is available via the Ridgefield Playhouse website, linked here.

Valtteri Bottas fastest in Friday F1 practices for Russian Grand Prix

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SOCHI, Russia — Valtteri Bottas paced both F1 practices Friday for the Russian Grand Prix on Friday as Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton was slowed by damaged tires in the first session.

Bottas turned a fast lap of 1 minute, 33.519 seconds in the second session that bettered Hamilton’s 1:33.786.

Renault’s Daniel Ricciardo was more than a second behind Bottas in third at 1:34.577, followed by the McLaren Racing duo of Carlos Sainz Jr. (1:34.723) and Lando Norris (1:34.847).

In the first F1 session at Sochi, Valtteri Bottas set the pace with a time of 1 minute, 34.923 seconds, beating Ricciardo by half a second. Max Verstappen was third quickest in his Red Bull, a further 0.147 back.

Hamilton could only manage 19th fastest after locking up his tires and leaving them with a flat spot. Ferrari again struggled to find pace with Sebastian Vettel ninth and Charles Leclerc 11th.

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The first session was briefly red-flagged when Nicholas Latifi crashed his Williams. Carlos Sainz Jr. spun his McLaren backward into a barrier and broke off his rear wing.

Verstappen spun during the second session but avoided damage to his car.