It's a lockout: Vettel claims pole in Russia

Ferrari have claimed their first front-row lock out since 2008 and look the business ahead of the Russian Grand Prix. 

Despite claims that Mercedes were "sandbagging" all weekend, Ferrari had an answer for everything that was thrown at them with Sebastian Vettel claiming pole with Kimi Raikkonen able to play the "rear-gunner" role in P2.

Valtteri Bottas continued his good form in Russia edging out the sister Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton. Behind them Felipe Massa split the Red Bulls to finish P6, ahead of Daniel Ricciardo in P5 who keeps delivering in qualifying over his teammate.

Force India managed to squeeze both of their cars in to the top 10 with Esteban Ocon proving he can match the pace of his more experienced teammate.

Earlier in qualifying both Jolyon Palmer and Pascal Wehrlein lost control of their vehicles in seperate incidents but the result was the same with both ending the session while watching from the sidelines.