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Formula 1: Hamilton extended the hegemony of the Mercedes in Russia

Формула-1: Хэмилтон продлил гегемонию «Мерседеса» в РоссииRacer “Mercedes” Lewis Hamilton won the Russian Grand Prix and increased his lead in the overall standings.

At the start of the race, with Bottas pole position defended the lead and helped Hamilton to repel the attack Vettel. Meanwhile, Verstappen on the day of his 21st birthday from the 19th position for a few laps broke into the top 5.

After a wave of pit-stops Vettel due to earlier stop managed to get ahead of Hamilton, but the Brit quickly returned to a virtual second position.

While Verstappen was leading the race, Mercedes decided not to risk the position of Hamilton and ordered Bottas to miss the British forward. Lewis no problem drove the car to victory, Bottas remained the second, the top 3 was closed by Vettel, whose chances for the title is rapidly approaching zero.

“Mercedes” for the fifth time won the Grand Prix of Russia. Three times in Sochi was won by Lewis Hamilton, one victory in the asset of Nico Rosberg and Valtteri Bottas.

Grand Prix of Russia. Race results:

1. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) – 53 laps
2. Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) +2,545
3. Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) +7,487

4. Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari) +16,543
5. Max Verstappen (Red Bull) +31,016
6. Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull) +80,451
7. Charles Leclere (“Zauber”) +97,170
8. Kevin Magnussen (“Haas”) +1 lap
9. Esteban Windows (“Force India”) – 1 circle
10. Sergio Perez (“Force India”) – 1 circle

11. Romain Grosjean (“Haas”) +1 lap
12. Nico Hulkenberg (Renault) +1 lap
13. Marcus Ericsson (“Zauber”) – 1 circle
14. Fernando Alonso (McLaren) +1 lap
15. Lance Stroll (“Williams”) +1 lap
16. Stoffel Vandorn (“McLaren”) +2 laps
17. Carlos Sainz Jr (Renault) +2 laps
18. Sergey Sirotkin (“Williams”) +2 laps

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