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Russia Formula 1 Qualifying Pictures from 26.9.2020

  • Round 10 of the 2020 season comes from the Sochi Autodrom, Russia
  • Lewis Hamilton topped final practice ahead of his team mate
  • Both Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas have one previous pole here in Sochi
  • Eliminated in Q1: Grosjean, Giovinazzi, Magnussen, Latifi and Raikkonen
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F1 Russian GP Qualifying 2020
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SOCHI, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 26: Max Verstappen of the Netherlands driving the (33) Aston Martin Red Bull Racing RB16 on track during qualifying ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on September 26, 2020 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

SOCHI, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 26: Max Verstappen of the Netherlands driving the (33) Aston Martin Red Bull Racing RB16 on track during qualifying ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on September 26, 2020 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

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SOCHI, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 26: Valtteri Bottas of Finland driving the (77) Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W11 on track during qualifying ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on September 26, 2020 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Maxim Shemetov - Pool/Getty Images)

SOCHI, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 26: Valtteri Bottas of Finland driving the (77) Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W11 on track during qualifying ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on September 26, 2020 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Maxim Shemetov - Pool/Getty Images)

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SOCHI, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 26: Kevin Magnussen of Denmark driving the (20) Haas F1 Team VF-20 Ferrari on track during qualifying ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on September 26, 2020 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Maxim Shemetov - Pool/Getty Images)

SOCHI, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 26: Kevin Magnussen of Denmark driving the (20) Haas F1 Team VF-20 Ferrari on track during qualifying ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on September 26, 2020 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Maxim Shemetov - Pool/Getty Images)

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SOCHI, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 26: Pierre Gasly of France driving the (10) Scuderia AlphaTauri AT01 Honda prepares to drive during qualifying ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on September 26, 2020 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)

SOCHI, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 26: Pierre Gasly of France driving the (10) Scuderia AlphaTauri AT01 Honda prepares to drive during qualifying ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on September 26, 2020 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)

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SOCHI, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 26: Sergio Perez of Mexico driving the (11) Racing Point RP20 Mercedes on track during final practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on September 26, 2020 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

SOCHI, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 26: Sergio Perez of Mexico driving the (11) Racing Point RP20 Mercedes on track during final practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on September 26, 2020 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

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SOCHI, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 26: Charles Leclerc of Monaco driving the (16) Scuderia Ferrari SF1000 on track during final practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on September 26, 2020 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

SOCHI, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 26: Charles Leclerc of Monaco driving the (16) Scuderia Ferrari SF1000 on track during final practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on September 26, 2020 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

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SOCHI, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 26: Sergio Perez of Mexico driving the (11) Racing Point RP20 Mercedes on track during final practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on September 26, 2020 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

SOCHI, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 26: Sergio Perez of Mexico driving the (11) Racing Point RP20 Mercedes on track during final practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on September 26, 2020 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

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SOCHI, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 26: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain driving the (44) Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W11 on track during final practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on September 26, 2020 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

SOCHI, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 26: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain driving the (44) Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W11 on track during final practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on September 26, 2020 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

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SOCHI, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 26: Alexander Albon of Thailand and Red Bull Racing looks on in the garage during final practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on September 26, 2020 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

SOCHI, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 26: Alexander Albon of Thailand and Red Bull Racing looks on in the garage during final practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on September 26, 2020 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

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SOCHI, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 26: Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner and race engineer Gianpiero Lambiase talk in the garage during final practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on September 26, 2020 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

SOCHI, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 26: Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner and race engineer Gianpiero Lambiase talk in the garage during final practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on September 26, 2020 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

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SOCHI, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 26: Toyoharu Tanabe of Honda looks on in the Red Bull Racing garage during final practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on September 26, 2020 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

SOCHI, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 26: Toyoharu Tanabe of Honda looks on in the Red Bull Racing garage during final practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on September 26, 2020 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

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SOCHI, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 26: Max Verstappen of Netherlands and Red Bull Racing prepares to drive in the garage during final practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on September 26, 2020 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

SOCHI, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 26: Max Verstappen of Netherlands and Red Bull Racing prepares to drive in the garage during final practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on September 26, 2020 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

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SOCHI, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 26: Alexander Albon of Thailand driving the (23) Aston Martin Red Bull Racing RB16 on track during final practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on September 26, 2020 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

SOCHI, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 26: Alexander Albon of Thailand driving the (23) Aston Martin Red Bull Racing RB16 on track during final practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on September 26, 2020 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

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SOCHI, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 26: Alexander Albon of Thailand driving the (23) Aston Martin Red Bull Racing RB16 on track during final practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on September 26, 2020 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Pavel Golovkin - Pool/Getty Images)

SOCHI, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 26: Alexander Albon of Thailand driving the (23) Aston Martin Red Bull Racing RB16 on track during final practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on September 26, 2020 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Pavel Golovkin - Pool/Getty Images)

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SOCHI, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 26: Daniil Kvyat of Russia driving the (26) Scuderia AlphaTauri AT01 Honda on track during final practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on September 26, 2020 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

SOCHI, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 26: Daniil Kvyat of Russia driving the (26) Scuderia AlphaTauri AT01 Honda on track during final practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on September 26, 2020 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

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SOCHI, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 26: Daniil Kvyat of Russia and Scuderia AlphaTauri prepares to drive in the garage during final practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on September 26, 2020 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)

SOCHI, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 26: Daniil Kvyat of Russia and Scuderia AlphaTauri prepares to drive in the garage during final practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on September 26, 2020 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)

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SOCHI, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 26: Alexander Albon of Thailand and Red Bull Racing prepares to drive in the garage during final practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on September 26, 2020 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

SOCHI, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 26: Alexander Albon of Thailand and Red Bull Racing prepares to drive in the garage during final practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on September 26, 2020 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

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SOCHI, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 26: Max Verstappen of Netherlands and Red Bull Racing prepares to drive in the garage during final practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on September 26, 2020 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

SOCHI, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 26: Max Verstappen of Netherlands and Red Bull Racing prepares to drive in the garage during final practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on September 26, 2020 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

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SOCHI, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 26: Sebastian Vettel of Germany driving the (5) Scuderia Ferrari SF1000 on track during final practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on September 26, 2020 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Kirill Kudryavtsev - Pool/Getty Images)

SOCHI, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 26: Sebastian Vettel of Germany driving the (5) Scuderia Ferrari SF1000 on track during final practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on September 26, 2020 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Kirill Kudryavtsev - Pool/Getty Images)

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SOCHI, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 26: Sergio Sette Camara of Brazil and Scuderia AlphaTauri looks on in the Pitlane during final practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on September 26, 2020 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)

SOCHI, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 26: Sergio Sette Camara of Brazil and Scuderia AlphaTauri looks on in the Pitlane during final practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on September 26, 2020 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)

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SOCHI, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 26: Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari walks in the Paddock before final practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on September 26, 2020 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Kirill Kudryavtsev - Pool/Getty Images)

SOCHI, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 26: Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari walks in the Paddock before final practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on September 26, 2020 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Kirill Kudryavtsev - Pool/Getty Images)

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SOCHI, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 26: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP walks in the Paddock before final practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on September 26, 2020 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Kirill Kudryavtsev - Pool/Getty Images)

SOCHI, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 26: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP walks in the Paddock before final practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on September 26, 2020 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Kirill Kudryavtsev - Pool/Getty Images)

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SOCHI, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 26: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP walks in the Paddock before final practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on September 26, 2020 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Kirill Kudryavtsev - Pool/Getty Images)

SOCHI, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 26: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP walks in the Paddock before final practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on September 26, 2020 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Kirill Kudryavtsev - Pool/Getty Images)

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SOCHI, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 26: Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari walks in the Paddock before final practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on September 26, 2020 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

SOCHI, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 26: Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari walks in the Paddock before final practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on September 26, 2020 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

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SOCHI, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 26: Sergio Perez of Mexico and Racing Point walks in the Paddock before final practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on September 26, 2020 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

SOCHI, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 26: Sergio Perez of Mexico and Racing Point walks in the Paddock before final practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on September 26, 2020 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

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SOCHI, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 26: Pierre Gasly of France and Scuderia AlphaTauri walks in the Paddock before final practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on September 26, 2020 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)

SOCHI, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 26: Pierre Gasly of France and Scuderia AlphaTauri walks in the Paddock before final practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on September 26, 2020 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)

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SOCHI, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 26: Kimi Raikkonen of Finland driving the (7) Alfa Romeo Racing C39 Ferrari on track during final practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on September 26, 2020 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Kirill Kudryavtsev - Pool/Getty Images)

SOCHI, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 26: Kimi Raikkonen of Finland driving the (7) Alfa Romeo Racing C39 Ferrari on track during final practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on September 26, 2020 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Kirill Kudryavtsev - Pool/Getty Images)

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SOCHI, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 26: Charles Leclerc of Monaco driving the (16) Scuderia Ferrari SF1000 in the Pitlane during final practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on September 26, 2020 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

SOCHI, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 26: Charles Leclerc of Monaco driving the (16) Scuderia Ferrari SF1000 in the Pitlane during final practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on September 26, 2020 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

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The Formula 1 action returns after a week off with the Russian Grand Prix at Sochi Autodrom.

Mercedes has continued to dominate the F1 field as both Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton were comfortably faster than the chasing pack at the end of Friday practice, as the Finn topped both sessions while threatening that there's still "more to come" from the reigning world championship-winning outfit.
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