Hamilton on pole for Russian GP
Lewis Hamilton took a dramatic pole position at the Russian Grand Prix despite coming within a second of qualifying down in 15th.
Hamilton had no time in the second knock-out session when it stopped after Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel crashed. It was restarted with just two minutes and 15 seconds left and Hamilton made it to the line with a second to spare.
But in the final session Hamilton was flawless as Red Bull’s Max Verstappen pipped Valtteri Bottas to second.
Hamilton was 0.652 seconds quicker than team-mate Bottas, while Verstappen took his place on the front row 0.563secs behind the world champion.
Hamilton can equal Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of 91 Grand Prix victories this weekend. (BBC Sport)