Follow all the action from the Russian Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton attempts to match Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of 91 race wins. 

The Britain, who already has a 55-point lead over Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas, survived a scare in the second session of qualifying after Sebastian Vettel’s crash almost left Hamilton unable to post a lap.

However, he recovered brilliantly and secured pole with a blistering track record at the Sochi Autodrom to obliterate his rivals, finishing more than half a second clear of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and six tenths ahead of Valtteri Bottas in the other Mercedes. Follow all the action live below: 

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Hamilton closing on Verstappen over the last three laps. Ricciardo passes Ocon as the two Renault cars are instructed to let the former have a go at passing Vettel.

Lap 23/53

Hamilton up to fifth now, behind Kyvat and with Leclerc up in third.

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Top 10:

1 – Bottas, 2- Verstappen, 3 – Perez, 4 – Leclerc, 5 – Kyvat

6 – Magnussen, 7 – Hamilton, 8 – Vettel, 9 – Ocon, 10 – Raikkonen

Lap 18/53

“This is ridiculous.” Hamilton not particularly happy about the penalties being served.

Lap 17/53

Ricciardo in and out of the pits, slightly slowly. Hamilton called into the pits and they are taking the 10-second penalty now. Hard compound tyres on.

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Hamilton going against team instructions to come in on this lap for a tyre change. Perez bypasses Ricciardo on the inside and he’s up to fifth.

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Top 5: 1- HAM; 2 – BOT, – 3 – VER, 4 – OCO, 5 – RIC

Lots of positional changes further down the rankings as Russell, Albon and Norris are at the back and continually interchanging.

Lap 8/53

1.437 seconds the gap from first to second in the space of a lap.

But Hamilton has been given two five-second time penalties for his pre-race violation, one of which can be served in a pit stop.

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The safety car is in and we’re racing again as lap six starts. Hamilton leads from Bottas and Verstappen. 

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Lando Norris is down from eighth to 18th and we hear him saying the steering wheel is ‘very heavy when turning right,’ so problems there too. 

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