Starting grid for the 2018 Russian Grand Prix

Published on 30 Sep 2018 11:43

Valtteri Bottas claimed an unlikely pole position for the Russian Grand Prix, beating teammate Lewis Hamilton. Hamilton failed to improve on his final lap, even making a mistake going through Turn 7.

Ferrari fills out the second row and will be hoping to jump Mercedes at the start of the race. With just six races left to run, the Italian manufacturer will have to start getting the better of Mercedes in order to claim its first championship in 10 years.

Take a look at the full grid below;

1) Valtteri Bottas           

2) Lewis Hamilton

3) Sebastian Vettel  

4) Kimi Raikkonen

5) Kevin Magnussen

6) Esteban Ocon

7) Charles Leclerc

8) Sergio Perez

9) Romain Grosjean

10) Marcus Ericsson

11) Carlos Sainz

12) Nico Hulkenberg

13) Sergey Sirotkin

14) Lance Stroll

15) Stoffel Vandoorne**

16) Fernando Alonso*

17) Pierre Gasly*

18) Brendon Hartley*

19) Daniel Ricciardo***

20) Max Verstappen****

*  engine penalty
**  gearbox penalty
***  engine penalty, gearbox penalty
****  engine penalty, gearbox penalty, grid penalty for ignoring yellow flags

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