Valtteri Bottas took pole at the Eifel Grand Prix, with Max Verstappen encouraged by Red Bull's continued progress.
Lewis Hamilton had taken the last five F1 pole positions on offer, but fellow Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas denied him at the Nurburgring.
Red Bull need a new engine partner and Christian Horner hopes Max Verstappen will be with the team to see them enter a new era.
Honda has powered Red Bull since 2019, but next season will be its last as it announced its decision to withdraw from Formula One.
Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas overcame a bizarre early distraction to come out on top at the Russian Grand Prix.
An illegal practice start proved costly for Lewis Hamilton, though Mercedes still triumphed in Russia thanks to Valtteri Bottas.
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.
After surviving a scare in Q2, Lewis Hamilton clinched pole position in Sochi as he looks to secure a 91st win in F1.
While it was far from straightforward, Lewis Hamilton was unsurprisingly fastest at the end of an eventful qualifying session in Sochi.
Red Bull struggled in practice for the Russian Grand Prix, an event where they have traditionally found the going tough.