At the Sochi Autodrom, Saturday (9/25/2021), the track was still affected by the rain that had occurred a few hours earlier. With these conditions, Norris managed to record the best lap time of 1 minute 41.993 seconds.
Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) took second place with a time difference of 0.517 seconds. George Russell (Williams) repeated his good results on the wet track by finishing third, setting a time of 1 minute 42.983 seconds.
Defending champion Lewis Hamilton will start the race from the fourth grid after recording a time of 1 minute 44.050 seconds. In fifth place was the winner of the Italian GP, Daniel Ricciardo with a time of 1 minute 44.156 seconds.
Fernando Alonso in his Alpine car was sixth, clocking 1 minute 44.204 seconds. Valtteri Bottas who won the Russian Grand Prix last year will start in seventh position with 1 minute 44.710 seconds.
Lance Stroll (Aston Martin), Sergio Perez (Red Bull Racing) and Esteban Ocon (Alpine) complete the top 10 leading positions for tomorrow’s race.
Meanwhile, Charles Leclerc (Ferrari), Max Verstappen (Red Bull Racing), and Nicholas Latifi (Williams) will start in the last three grids, regardless of their qualifying results. This is after the three of them changed the power unit of their respective cars ahead of time Russian Grand Prix this time.
2021 Russian GP F1 Qualification Results
1 Lando Norris MCLAREN MERCEDES 1: 41.993
2 Carlos Sainz FERRARI 1: 42.510
3 George Russell WILLIAMS MERCEDES 1:42.983
4 Lewis Hamilton MERCEDES 1:44.050
5 Daniel Ricciardo MCLAREN MERCEDES 1: 44.156
6 Fernando Alonso ALPINE RENAULT 1:44.204
7 Valtteri Bottas MERCEDES 1: 44.710
8 Lance Stroll ASTON MARTIN MERCEDES 1:44.956
9 Sergio Perez RED BULL RACING HONDA 1:45.337
10 Esteban Ocon ALPINE RENAULT 1:45.865
11 Sebastian Vettel ASTON MARTIN MERCEDES 1:46.573
12 Pierre Gasly ALPHATAURI HONDA 1:46.641
13 Yuki Tsunes ALPHAURI HONDA 1: 46.751
14 Nicholas Latifi WILLIAMS MERCEDES 1:48.252
15 Charles Leclerc FERRARI 1: 48.470
16 Kimi Räikkönen ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI 1: 49.586
17 Mick Schumacher HAAS FERRARI 1:49.830
18 Antonio Giovinazzi ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI 1: 51.023
19 Nikita Mazepin HAAS FERRARI 1:53.764
20 Max Verstappen RED BULL RACING HONDA —