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Lewis Hamilton is not giving up hope of toppling Ferrari at the Russian Grand Prix but admits there is “a lot of work to do”.
Ferrari locked out the front row for the first time since 2008, Lewis Hamilton was off the pace in P4 and Red Bull face a midfield battle.
Felipe Massa split the two Red Bull drivers in P6, both Force India cars qualified in the top 10 as Jolyon Palmer crashed out.
Sebastian Vettel claimed his and Ferrari’s first pole position since 2015 as he romped to P1 at the Sochi circuit, qualifying ahead of Kimi Raikkonen for a Scuderia 1-2.
Daniel Ricciardo is trying to focus on the positives after qualifying in P5 for the Russian Grand Prix.
Fernando Alonso feels “sorry” for team-mate Stoffel Vandoorne as Honda engine troubles have once again dealt the Belgian rookie a huge blow.
Perhaps showing that Mercedes not sandbagging on Friday, Sebastian Vettel topped a Ferrari 1-2 in final practice for the Russian GP.
Renault broke curfew at the Sochi Autodrom on Friday night as they needed to replace Jolyon Palmer’s chassis.
Lewis Hamilton has denied Mercedes “sandbagged” during Friday’s practices for the Russian GP, saying that’s a Ferrari trick and not one that Mercedes have ever used.
Facing his first engine penalty of this season at round four of the campaign, Stoffel Vandoorne says it was “just a matter of time” given Honda’s reliability woes.