Starting Grid for 2021 F1 Russian Grand Prix

Lando Norris took pole position for the 2021 Russian GP after a rain hit qualifying session in Sochi

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With qualifying for the 2021 Russian Grand Prix hit by rain, it was McLaren’s Lando Norris who came out on top to claim pole position in Sochi, with the Ferrari of Carlos Sainz joining him on the front row of the starting grid. 

A poor session from Lewis Hamilton saw the seven-time champion bump the wall on entry into the pit lane, which compromised his final flying run, and thus he starts fourth. 

Three cars were dropped to the back of the grid for power unit changes, including F1 title protagonist Max Verstappen who lines up in 20th position for the 2021 Russian GP as he also incurred a three place grid penalty for his part in the collision with Hamilton at the Italian GP.

Russian GP 2021 – Full starting grid

Pos.DriverTeam
1Lando NorrisMcLaren
2Carlos SainzFerrari
3George RussellWilliams
4Lewis HamiltonMercedes
5Daniel RicciardoMcLaren
6Fernando AlonsoAlpine
7Valtteri BottasMercedes
8Lance StrollAston Martin
9Sergio PerezRed Bull
10Esteban OconAlpine
11Sebastian VettelAston Martin
12Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri
13Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri
14Kimi RaikkonenAlfa Romeo
15Mick SchumacherHaas
16Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo
17Nikita MazepinHaas
18Nicholas LatifiWilliams
19Charles LeclercFerrari
20Max VerstappenRed Bull

Grid penalties

Max Verstappen = Three place grid penalty for causing a collision (Italian GP)
Max Verstappen = Required to start from the back of the starting grid – Additional power unit elements have been used
Charles Leclerc = Required to start from the back of the starting grid – Additional power unit elements have been used
Nicholas Latifi = Required to start from the back of the starting grid – Additional power unit elements have been used

John Smithhttps://total-motorsport.com
Editor at Total-Motorsport.com and all round Motorsport journalist specialising in Formula 1, IndyCar and Formula E.
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