Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas will start from the rear after an engine change at the Russian Grand Prix.

The Finn starts from seventeenth place, shortly before Max Verstappen.

Bottas is already on his fifth bike this season.

He had initially qualified seventh in the Sochi Autodrom.

The 32-year-old Bottas, who has to leave Mercedes next winter and will drive for Alfa Romeo, managed to win the Russian GP last year.

That is also the last of nine victories in his career.

Pole position is for Briton Lando Norris, who set the fastest time in qualifying on Saturday in his McLaren on a drying track.

Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) and George Russell (Williams) are also on the starting row ahead of world champion Lewis Hamilton.

See also: Analysis: Verstappen must hope for perfect race set-up and chaos in Sochi

Also grid penalties for Verstappen, Leclerc and Latifi

In addition to Bottas and Verstappen, Williams driver Nicholas Latifi (eighteenth) and Charles Leclerc of Ferrari (nineteenth) also received a grid penalty because they have new parts on their car.

Verstappen will start on Sunday from the twentieth and last place.

The Red Bull driver is receiving a grid penalty for making an engine change for the fourth time this season.

That comes on top of the grid penalty the world championship leader received for his crash with rival Hamilton at the previous GP in Monza, Italy.

The race in Russia starts at 2 p.m. Dutch time.

See also: View the World Cup standings with Verstappen for Hamilton

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