Formula 1 2014: Russian GP Results – Qualifying

Bottas Sochi Russian GP

It’s been only a week since the rain-soaked Japanese GP saw the horrific crash of Jules Bianchi, but the march of Formula 1 slows down for no man- and certainly not for Lewis Hamilton, who put his Mercedes-AMG Hybrid racer on the pole for tomorrow’s Russian GP.

Unlike some other 2014 races, however, the Mercedes car didn’t seem to be in a class of its own. Towards the closing stages of Q3, young Valtteri Bottas put in a storming drive, setting the fastest sector 1 and sector 2 times of the weekend and pushing his Williams Martini Mercedes to the absolute limits. In the end, however, Bottas pushed a little too hard and nearly threw it all away sliding into the final corner.

Even so, the young Finn ended up qualifying in P3.

Further back, Daniil Kvyat- who is getting promoted to Red Bull in 2015– impressed his home crowd, putting in an incredible performance that saw him out-qualify not only his Toro Rosso teammate, but BOTH Red Bull cars, as well. Kvyat will start the 2014 Russian GP in P5.

You can see how the rest of the field will line up at the start of the race, below, and catch the race live on NBC Sports tomorrow morning at 7:30AM EST.


Driver No. Driver Team Grid Pos.
44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1
6 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 2
77 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes 3
22 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 4
26 Daniil Kvyat STR-Renault 5
20 Kevin Magnussen McLaren-Mercedes 6
3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing-Renault 7
14 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 8
7 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 9
25 Jean-Eric Vergne STR-Renault 10
1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault 11
27 Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 12
11 Sergio Perez Force India-Mercedes 13
21 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 14
99 Adrian Sutil Sauber-Ferrari 15
8 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 16
9 Marcus Ericsson Caterham-Renault 17
19 Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 18
10 Kamui Kobayashi Caterham-Renault 19
13 Pastor Maldonado Lotus-Renault 20
4 Max Chilton Marussia-Ferrari 21
NOTE: Hulkenberg, Magnussen, Chilton drop 5 places for unscheduled gearbox changes. Maldonado drops 5 – remainder of 10-place penalty.


Source | Images: Formula 1, Planet F1.

Jo Borrás

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