Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes seek to continue their record-making progress as Formula One escapes in search of some autumnal sunshine at this weekend's Portuguese Grand Prix.
In a touching tribute, Mick Schumacher presented Hamilton with one of his father's race helmets after he equalled the senior Schumacher's 91 wins.
"I don’t think we need to be in on Fridays," said Lewis Hamilton.
Formula 1 2020: Red Bull's Max Verstappen says he 'did not expect' to secure second spot in Russian Grand Prix grid
Verstappen added that he felt he has a good chance to attack six-time champion Hamilton at the start and to take advantage of his different tyre strategy.
Formula 1 2020: Lewis Hamilton grabs Russian GP pole, inches closer to Michael Schumacher’s all-time record
Hamilton's Mercedes teammate, Valtteri Bottas, was beaten into third by Verstappen's fast run at the end of the session and was .652 off Hamilton's time.
Victory for Hamilton at the Sochi Olympic Park would see him draw level with Michael Schumacher on 91 career wins, more than any other driver in the 70-year history of F1.
Formula 1 2020: Lewis Hamilton grabs 95th career pole in Tuscan GP qualifying as Mercedes lock front row out
Bottas had been fastest in all three practice sessions, but he was unable to maintain his superiority over Hamilton in the decisive hour.
Formula 1 2020: Valtteri Bottas hails 'fun' Mugello circuit after dominating Tuscan Grand Prix practice
Bottas clocked a best time of one minute and 16.989 seconds around the spectacular 5.245km Ferrari-owned Mugello circuit, two-tenths quicker than championship leader Lewis Hamilton with Max Verstappen a familiar third for Red Bull.
Formula 1 2020: Lewis Hamilton claims pole position in Italian GP qualifying, Valtteri Bottas takes second
It was Hamilton’s record-increasing 94th career pole position, his sixth in seven races and his seventh in Italy.
Formula 1 2020: Impossible for me to win Italian GP, says Max Verstappen after disappointing run in Friday's practice sessions
Verstappen, who is 47 points behind runaway leader and six-time world champion Lewis Hamilton in the drivers championship, spun and crashed during the morning and then struggled to claim fifth in the afternoon.
Formula 1 2020: Lewis Hamilton romps to grand Belgian GP victory, inches closer to Michael Schumacher's F1 record
Hamilton registered his 89th career win with another flawless drive to take his fourth Belgian triumph, finishing 8.448 seconds clear of his Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas.
Verstappen clocked a best lap in one minute and 43.744 seconds to outpace the Australian by 0.048 seconds, leaving championship leader Lewis Hamilton down in third for Mercedes, 0.096 adrift of the pace-setter.
It was the world championship leader and six-time champion's fifth win in Spain and his fourth in consecutive years, extending his record run of finishes in the points to 39.
It was Hamilton's fourth pole of the year and fifth in Spain and brought with it his 150th front row start from a session that may have seen Mercedes enjoying their 'party' qualifying engine mode for the final time.
On a day of personal and family landmarks, Max Verstappen passed his father Jos as the Dutchman to have started most Formula One races and confirmed himself as the Netherlands most successful driver.
Formula 1 2020: Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton compares Pirelli tyres to balloons after blistering problems
Hamilton said he was glad to have survived the race without a puncture and to have found some pace to claim second at the finish.
Formula 1 2020: Max Verstappen claims season's first victory at 70th Anniversary Grand Prix in Silverstone
Verstappen owed his victory to a team decision to start the race on hard compound tyres while his main rivals all launched from the grid on ‘mediums’, the two Mercedes men struggling to manage tyre-wear throughout the race.
Formula 1 2020, British GP: From Hamilton's dramatic win to Leclerc’s unexpected podium, talking points form race
Lewis Hamilton secured his 87th career victory At British GP despite a tyre failure on last lap but Valtteri Bottas and Carlos Sainz tumbled out of the points during closing laps due to similar issues.
Formula 1 2020: Lewis Hamilton romps to victory at British Grand Prix, closes in on Michael Schumacher's F1 record
Lewis Hamilton held on to win the British Grand Prix on Sunday despite a puncture on the last lap to clinch an 87th career win and move within four of Michael Schumacher's Formula One record.
Bottas was 0.14 seconds quicker than Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton, the Formula One champion. Red Bull's Max Verstappen was third in somewhat cooler conditions at Silverstone following Friday’s stifling heat, with Racing Point's Lance Stroll in fourth.