Russian Grand Prix LIVE: Updates as Lewis Hamilton takes on Max Verstappen


Russian Grand Prix LIVE: Lewis Hamilton seeks to take advantage of Max Verstappen’s grid penalty and re-take lead in title race but starts only from fourth in Sochi with Lando Norris on pole and George Russell in third


Lewis Hamilton starts fourth on the grid in Sochi as he looks to re-take the F1 Championship lead from Max Verstappen at the Russian Grand Prix.

The Red Bull driver will start from the back of the grid after opting to take a penalty this weekend, having used more than the permitted number of engines.

Verstappen leads Hamilton by five points in the standings but will try and charge through the field to gain at least some return from this race.

Lando Norris of McLaren starts on pole ahead of Carlos Sainz and George Russell after a dramatic qualifying session on Saturday.  

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