Lewis Hamilton escaped unscathed. The Briton crashed twice during qualifying, but his car was not badly damaged.
Lewis Hamilton can start fourth in the Russian GP on Sunday afternoon. The Brit had a very difficult qualification. First, he crashed into the pit wall, damaging his front wing. After a quick nose change he was able to continue on his way.
In the final seconds, the seven-time champion spun backwards into the tires, but his Mercedes suffered no serious damage. The Mercedes team has carefully examined the car and said in a statement that Hamilton can participate in the race without incurring a penalty.
“There was a small damage to the endplate, as a result of Lewis’ spin in the tyres, we have rectified this. We saw no other problems,” a Mercedes spokesperson said.
Hamilton has an excellent chance to retake the lead in the World Cup, as Max Verstappen only starts in 20th place.