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

Russian Grand Prix qualifying LIVE: Fans praying for rain to ease off in Sochi after final practice session was CANCELLED amid torrential weather… and the grid order could be decided on Sunday if the cars can’t get out on track

Max Verstappen will start from the back of the grid on Sunday he’ll still aim to get one over Lewis Hamilton on Saturday in qualifying for the Russian Grand Prix. 

The Dutch championship leader has swapped-in a fresh power unit and consequently takes a grid penalty – meaning Hamilton is handed the perfect chance to retake the championship lead.  

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

Follow Sportsmail’s TOBY MILES for live Formula One qualifying coverage of the Russian Grand Prix, including build-up, updates and result.