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Sainz hopes to work with Norris to 'pull away' in Sochi

Carlos Sainz will line up on the front row of the Russian Grand Prix alongside his former McLaren sidekick Lando Norris, and suggests the poleman and himself could work together at the outset to pull away from the field. Sainz qualified a career best second in Sochi, just ahead of Williams' George Russell and Lewis Hamilton. However, the back row starts of Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc, and Valtteri Bottas' demotion to P17 following an engine change, means that Norris and the Ferrari driver will have less potentially faster rivals to contend with at the start of Sunday's race. "I either get a good getaway and it’s a direct race into Turn 2, or if not, obviously I’ll need to...
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