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Valtteri Bottas claims first ever win! Valtteri Bottas won the Russian Grand Prix like a rocket at the start and like a limpet at the finish. In doing so he poured a can of worms all over Lewis Hamilton’s head. Valtteri Bottas claims first ever win - HISTORIC FIRST FRONT-ROW LOCK OUT FOR FERRARI SINCE 2008 IN RUSSIAN F1 QUALIFYING

Sebastian Vettel grabbed pole in qualifying for the Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix, as Ferrari took a historic one-two for the first time since the 2008 French GP.

Vettel was beaming after earning his first pole of the season and his first since Singapore 2015.  Qualifying has been Ferrari’s Achilles Heel for a decade and especially in the hybrid turbo era.

In Q3 it looked like he would fall behind his team mate Kimi Raikkonen. However, it was his last attempt, after a false start affected by a Red Bull in his eyeline in Turn 2, on which he set the fastest time of 1m33.194s, 0.059s ahead of team-mate Kimi Raikkonen.

“In Q3 the first run wasn’t tidy, so I left it to the end. I knew it would be tight, I knew also I would be the first one to cross the line, but then I immediately opened the radio to ask about everybody else. When I got the message that we got [pole], obviously I was over the moon,” said Vettel.

Raikkonen missed out on a potential pole-position by running wide on his final lap. He will take second on the grid. His last front-row start was at Monza in 2015.

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