Lewis Hamilton will seek to equal Michael Schumacher’s record 91 victories when he starts from pole position at the Russian Grand Prix after dominating qualifying in Sochi. Hamilton’s time of 1m31.304s was a new track record and put him more than half a second quicker than the rest of the field. But the Briton didn’t …

Lewis Hamilton underscored Mercedes’s stranglehold on the field ahead of qualifying with a dominant display in final practice at the Russian Grand Prix. The Briton’s time of 1m33.279s was 0.776 seconds quicker than teammate Valtteri Bottas and 0.817s quicker than McLaren’s Carlos Sainz. Bottas’s best lap was compromised by traffic, after which he wasn’t allowed …