Russian GP qualifying results: Hamilton storms to pole

Lewis Hamilton will start the inaugural Russian Grand Prix from the front of the grid after claiming his seventh pole position of the season at the Sochi Autodrom.

The Briton always seemed to have pace in hand over title rival Nico Rosberg and in the end he finished two tenths of a second up on his Mercedes team-mate.

Pos No Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Laps
1 44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 01:38.8 01:38.3 01:38.5 18
2 6 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 01:39.1 01:38.6 01:38.7 18
3 77 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes 01:39.1 01:39.0 01:38.9 23
4 22 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 01:39.6 01:39.4 01:39.1 22
5 26 Daniil Kvyat STR-Renault 01:40.1 01:39.3 01:39.3 27
6 20 Kevin Magnussen McLaren-Mercedes 01:39.7 01:39.0 01:39.6 21
7 3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing-Renault 01:40.5 01:39.7 01:39.6 21
8 14 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 01:40.3 01:39.8 01:39.7 25
9 7 Kimi RŠikkšnen Ferrari 01:40.1 01:39.8 01:39.8 26
10 25 Jean-Eric Vergne STR-Renault 01:40.4 01:39.9 01:40.0 27
11 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault 01:40.4 01:40.1   13
12 27 Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 01:40.3 01:40.1   16
13 11 Sergio Perez Force India-Mercedes 01:40.7 01:40.2   13
14 21 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 01:41.2 01:40.5   18
15 99 Adrian Sutil Sauber-Ferrari 01:40.8 01:41.0   18
16 8 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 01:42.5 01:41.4   18
17 9 Marcus Ericsson Caterham-Renault 01:42.6     9
18 19 Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 01:43.1     8
19 10 Kamui Kobayashi Caterham-Renault 01:43.2     9
20 13 Pastor Maldonado Lotus-Renault 01:43.2     5
21 4 Max Chilton Marussia-Ferrari 01:43.6     10

For the complete results, visit our Formula One result pages.

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Series Formula 1
Event Russian GP
Track Sochi Autodrom
Drivers Jenson Button , Fernando Alonso , Lewis Hamilton , Felipe Massa , Nico Rosberg , Pastor Maldonado , Sebastian Vettel , Kamui Kobayashi , Adrian Sutil , Nico Hulkenberg , Sergio Perez , Romain Grosjean , Daniel Ricciardo , Max Chilton , Esteban Gutierrez , Marcus Ericsson , Valtteri Bottas , Jean-Eric Vergne , Kevin Magnussen , Daniil Kvyat
Teams Ferrari , Red Bull Racing , Mercedes , Sauber , McLaren , Force India , Williams
Article type Qualifying report