Lando Norris, his McLaren, wins the pole position in the Russian GP, the 15th round of the Formula One world championship, which will take place tomorrow in Sochi. The British driver finished in 1’41 ” 993 ahead of Carlos Sainz’s Ferrari and George Russell’s Williams. Fourth Lewis Hamilton in a Mercedes. The delay of Sainz’s Ferrari from Norris is 0 ” 517, + 0 ” 990 for Russel. Hamilton is fourth with a 2”057 delay.
Qualifying took place with the track partially wet after the torrential rain that had forced the organizers to cancel the free thirds. Third row for McLaren of Daniel Ricciardo, winner of the last GP, + 2 ” 163, seventh Fernando Alonso, Alpine, + 2 ” 221. Eighth time for the other Mercedes, that of Valtteri Bottas, + 2 ” 717. Charles Leclerc’s Ferrari and Max Verstappen’s Red Bull will start from the back row to change the power unit. The Dutchman, who still had to serve 3 positions on the grid after the accident with Hamilton at Monza, stopped in Q1 after a check lap.