The provisional Russian GP grid

Michelle Foster
The provisional Russian GP grid

The provisional Russian GP grid

Daniil Kvyat will start his home race, the Russian Grand Prix, from the very back of the grid after incurring multiple power unit penalties.

The Russian driver arrived at the Sochi circuit aware that penalties awaited, however, it went from bad to worse as a fuel system problem in Friday’s practice as well as an engine issue in Saturday’s final practice meant he was also short of track time.

Kvyat will line up P19 with Robert Kubica in 18th place as the Pole also has multiple engine penalties.

Other drivers penalised included Max Verstappen, Pierre Gasly and Alexander Albon, all engine related.

They will start P9, 16 and from the pit lane respectively with Charles Leclerc on pole position for the fourth race in a row.

The provisional grid
1 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:31.628
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 0.402s
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 0.425s
4 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1.004s
5 Carlos Sainz McLaren 1.594s
6 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1.661s
7 Lando Norris McLaren 1.673s
8 Romain Grosjean Haas 1.889s
9 Max Verstappen Red Bull 0.682s *
10 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 2.033s
11 Sergio Perez Racing Point 1:33.958
12 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo 1:34.037
13 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:34.082
14 Lance Stroll Racing Point 1:34.233
15 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo 1:34.840
16 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso 1:33.950 *
17 George Russell Williams 1:35.356
18 Robert Kubica Williams 1:36.474 **
19 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso **
Pit lane Alexander Albon Red Bull 1:39.197 ***

* 5-place power unit penalty
** multiple power unit penalty
***engine penalties and change in floor spec

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