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By Harry Schofield:
Charles Leclerc took his forth consecutive Pole Position of the 2019 Formula 1 season
Charles is the first Ferrari driver to do this since the great Michael Schumacher in the glory days of Ferrari.
Lewis Hamilton was 0.402 seconds behind the Ferrari, with questions now being asked about the development of the Mercedes.
Mercedes got to comfortable now Ferrari have developed at such a rate it has taken Mercedes by surprise.
Alex Albon in the Red Bull had a spin which puts him at the back of the grid.
Max Verstappen put in a solid performance with 4th place on the grid with a time of 1:32.310 .
The race will be tight in the opening laps, the Mercedes will have to open the engine map modes up to stand a chance of catching the Ferrari’s but ultimately risk reliability issues .
Russian Grand Prix Qualifying Results (Provisional )
1Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:31.628
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 0.402s
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 0.425s
4 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1.004s
5 Carlos Sainz McLaren 1.594s
6 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1.661s
7 Lando Norris McLaren 1.673s
8 Romain Grosjean Haas 1.889s
9 Max Verstappen Red Bull 0.682s *
10 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 2.033s
11 Sergio Perez Racing Point 1:33.958
12 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo 1:34.037
13 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:34.082
14 Lance Stroll Racing Point 1:34.233
15 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo 1:34.840
16 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso 1:33.950 *
17 George Russell Williams 1:35.356
18 Alexander Albon Red Bull 1:39.197 *
19 Robert Kubica Williams 1:36.474 **
20 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso **
* 5-place power unit penalty
** multiple power unit penalty
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© Harry Schofield 2019
Russian Grand Prix Qualifying 2019