Although Ferrari's Carlos Sainz finished as runner-up in the thrilling 24-lap event on Saturday at Interlagos, the Spanish driver falls five places to seventh on the grid as his F1-75 required a new internal combustion engine earlier in the weekend.
It means behind an all-Mercedes front row, Russell and Hamilton face a potential Bulls rush as Red Bull duo Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez are on the second row.
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