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

Russian Grand Prix Qualifying LIVE: Fans pray for less rain in Sochi after final practice session was CANCELLED amid severe weather… and running order could be decided on Sunday if cars are out of action


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Max Verstappen will start from the back of the grid on Sunday but will still aim to beat Lewis Hamilton in qualifying for the Russian Grand Prix on Saturday.

The Dutch championship leader has traded in a new power unit and will therefore receive a grid penalty, meaning Hamilton will have the perfect chance to retake the championship lead.

Heavy rain has already affected the weekend in Sochi, with final practice canceled and director Michael Masi warning qualifying could be moved to Sunday.

Follow TOBY MILES from Sportsmail for live qualifying coverage of the Formula 1 of the Russian Grand Prix, including build-up, updates and results.

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