Mechanics of the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team practice in changing tires at the F1 Autodrom in Sochi on October 9, 2014 ahead of the Russian Formula One Grand Prix. Just days after Jules Bianchi’s life-threatening accident at the rain-lashed Japanese Grand Prix, Formula One drives into another controversy this weekend with the opening practice sessions for the inaugural Russian Grand Prix. AFP PHOTO / YURI KADOBNOV