From Russia with love - that wasn't quite how it worked when a couple of Sochi shunts in 2016 ultimately cost Daniil Kvyat his Red Bull drive.
So it's fair to say given the way the Russian driver has managed to arrest last year's decline and get his career back on track, he deserves to land a bit more luck at his home race this time around, now in a Toro Rosso.
Edition 157 of The NR F1 Podcast previews round four of the 2017 Formula 1 championship, asks how much we'll see of Vladimir Putin this year - and whether the Sochi track is even capable of putting on a half-decent race.
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