Alfa Romeo will have Ferrari prospect Mick Schumacher driving for them in Friday practice ahead of the Eifel Grand Prix.
With time running out, Lewis Hamilton pulled out a big lap in Q2, and then went even quicker in Q3 to secure pole at the Russian Grand Prix.
While it was far from straightforward, Lewis Hamilton was unsurprisingly fastest at the end of an eventful qualifying session in Sochi.
A star-studded 2021 F1 grid will see Fernando Alonso return and Sebastian Vettel involved again, to the delight of Daniel Ricciardo.
There were two red flags in a dramatic race at Mugello, but Lewis Hamilton emerged triumphant from a battle with Valtteri Bottas.
In the first Formula One race at Mugello, Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas look set to continue Mercedes' dominant campaign.
A yellow flag on Valtteri Bottas' final lap denied him the chance to stop Lewis Hamilton taking his 95th pole position at Mugello.
Lewis Hamilton is relishing the challenge of a new circuit at Mugello, while Sergio Perez has been penalised.
Otmar Szafnauer says Aston Martin are signing a driver in the "prime of his career" in Sebastian Vettel.
Sebastian Vettel will race for Aston Martin next season and former nemesis Lewis Hamilton is backing the German for a resurgence.