Red Bull boss Christian Horner is confident that Max Verstappen can overcome his three-grid penalty and win in Russia for the first time on Sunday at 2pm.
Verstappen will go to Sochi with a three-place drop following an accident with title rival Lewis Hamilton, who he leads by five points, in the Italian Grand Prix.
And Horner tells the Grand Prix website: “We have the grid penalty to take for Max too, but in Sochi it’s not such a handicap because of the strength of the tow down to Turn 1.
“I was looking through the results at the Russian Grand Prix and back in 2018, Max went from last to first before needing to make his pit stop. We were second there last year but it’s a circuit we have never won at… I’m looking forward to it and seeing how we get on.”