Former four time World Champion, Sebastian Vettel has claimed the pole position in the Russian GP. This is the Ferrari’s first pole position since 2015 and has got team member Kimi Raikkonen completing a front row lockout. The pole position has always been dominated for the past 2 years by Mercedes which has dominated the championships.
This is Vettel’s 47th pole. Mercedes Benz’s Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton secured third and forth positions.
“The first run was not really tidy, so I left it to the end, and I improved some time in the last sector,” said Vettel after getting the confirmation that he has taken the pole.
He further continued saying “I immediately opened the radio ‘tell me about the others, tell me about the others!’,When I got the message we got it I was over the moon. The car was phenomenal this afternoon.”
Lewis Hamilton remarked “Ferrari are quickest in qualifying and generally in race trim, so it will be interesting to see where we stand tomorrow”
Bottas who is yet to won a Grand Prix was fastest in the first two phases of qualifying.
It would an interesting clash when the final clash happens to see whether Vettel would be able to capitalise on the pole position advantage.