F1 2021 Russian GP Qualifying Results – Norris on pole

    A brilliant lap from Lando Norris saw the British driver put his McLaren on pole position for the 2021 Russian Grand Prix


    McLaren driver Lando Norris took a sensational pole position for the 2021 Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix at Sochi in a dramatic qualifying session on Saturday, as the team built on their win at Monza. 

    Almost the entire qualifying session was done on intermediate tyres until the final five minutes which saw soft tyres being put on in Q3. Lewis Hamilton bumped the wall on pit entry late in Q3, meaning he had to change the front wing on his Mercedes, which meant he was unable to get temperature in his tyres. 

    Max Verstappen, who will start from the back of the grid after he changed the power unit on his Red Bull, decided not to post a time in qualifying. Charles Leclerc and Nicholas Latifi, who both also made changes to the power unit, didn’t post times in Q2, and will start at the back. 

    Full 2021 Russian GP Qualifying Results 

    Pos.DriverTeamQ3 Lap
    1Lando NorrisMcLaren1:41.993
    2Carlos SainzFerrari+0.517
    3George RussellWilliams+0.990
    4Lewis HamiltonMercedes+2.057
    5Daniel RicciardoMcLaren+2.163
    6Fernando AlonsoAlpine+2.211
    7Valtteri BottasMercedes+2.717
    8Lance StrollAston Martin+2.963
    9Sergio PerezRed Bull+3.344
    10Esteban OconAlpine+3.872
    11Sebastian VettelAston MartinEliminated in Q2
    12Pierre GaslyAlphaTauriEliminated in Q2
    13Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauriEliminated in Q2
    14Nicholas LatifiWilliamsEliminated in Q2
    15Charles LeclercFerrariEliminated in Q2
    16Kimi RaikkonenAlfa RomeoEliminated in Q1
    17Mick SchumacherHaasEliminated in Q1
    18Antonio GiovinazziAlfa RomeoEliminated in Q1
    19Nikita MazepinHaasEliminated in Q1
    20Max VerstappenRed BullNo Time


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