Lewis Hamilton clinches pole position for Russian Grand Prix

Hamilton clinches pole for Russian Grand Prix
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Lewis Hamilton takes pole ahead of his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg for tomorrow's Russian Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton has secured pole position for tomorrow's Russian Grand Prix after setting the fastest lap time in qualifying this afternoon.

The World Championship leader came out on top in the final two practice sessions and then the first two knockout stages of qualifying.

In the third lap of qualifying he survived a slip, before going on to set a time of 1:38.513 and edge out his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg.

Russian Grand Prix qualifying results in full:

1) Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
2) Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
3) Valtteri Bottas (Williams)
4) Jenson Button (McLaren)
5) Daniil Kvyat (Toro Rosso)
6) Kevin Magnussen (McLaren)
7) Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull)
8) Fernando Alonso (Ferrari)
9) Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari)
10) Jean-Eric Vergne (Toro Rosso)
11) Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull)
12) Nico Hulkenberg (Force India)
13) Sergio Perez (Force India)
14) Esteban Gutierrez (Sauber)
15) Adrian Sutil (Sauber)
16) Romain Grosjean (Lotus Renault)
17) Marcus Ericsson (Caterham)
18) Felipe Massa (Williams)
19) Kamui Kobayashi (Caterham)
20) Pastor Maldonado (Lotus)
21) Max Chilton (Marussia)

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain lifts up his winning trophy on the podium after the Formula One Singapore Grand Prix at the Marina Bay street circuit on September 21, 2014
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