The Black Sea Fleet (Russian: Черноморский Флот, Chernomorsky Flot) is the fleet of the Russian Navy in the Black Sea, the Sea of Azov and the Mediterranean Sea.
The fleet traces its history to its starting by Royal prince Potemkin on May 13, 1783. The Russian SFSR acquired the fleet in 1918; with the founding of the Soviet Union in 1922 it entered into the Soviet Navy. Following the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 the Russian Federation inherited the Black Sea Fleet and the majority of its vessels.
The Black Sea Fleet has its official key head office and centers in the city of Sevastopol (Sevastopol Naval Base). The rest of the fleet s centers are based in various places on the Black Sea as well as the Sea of Azov, consisting of Krasnodar Krai, Rostov Oblast and Crimea. The present commander, Admiral Igor Vladimirovich Osipov, has held his position given that May 2019.
In the Russian Black Sea city there was such a violent rainfall on Saturday that the safety of the drivers could not be guaranteed on the track and driving simply was impossible. This step decided the race management of the Motorsport World Association FIA in consultation with the Stewards a few minutes before the start.
Qualifying at 14 o clock – or on Sunday
FIA-RenNDirector Michael Masi had previously been told on Saturday morning that it was the top priority that qualifying planned for the afternoon. There is also a temporal buffer, so it can start, later than at 3 pm local time (14 o clock mez), can begin. In the afternoon, the rain is to become weaker, but can only be driven in daylight. If the qualification will not be possible on Saturday, it could also take place on Sunday morning shortly before the race. That had already given several times in the past.
It is not the first time that violent rain influences the schedule of Formula 1 this year. Only before a tight month had the weather in the Belgian Spa-Francorchamps made sure that no normal race was possible. After a rain-farce, in which only a few rounds could be completed behind a safety car and max stages was named first of the qualification to the winner, it had given violent criticism of the procedure.