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Lewis Hamilton wins Russian Grand Prix

Updated: 11 October 2015 20:21 IST - Published: 11 October 2015 15:11 IST
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Kimi Raikkonen is awarded a 30 second penalty for causing the shunt with Valtteri Bottas. He's demoted down the order to P8, giving Mercedes the constructors' championship for the second year in a row.
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Hamilton wins, Vettel in second, and a Force India on the podium with Sergio Perez in P3!
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Oh no! Perez of Force India looked set for a podium but he's been caught by Kimi Raikkonen and Valtteri Bottas who shunt! He's in P3 again. Lewis Hamilton WINS!
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Carlos Sainz is out as is Daniel Ricciardo, now. That's the end of the race for one Red Bull and one Toro Rosso.
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Perez is 'starting to struggle with his front tyres' say Williams, so he's gaining on the driver attempting to get a podium.
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Bottas has caught Daniel Ricciardo and he's now hunting for a podium place by chasing down Sergio Perez of Force India! Not a big gap - 2.197 seconds, so Bottas could easily get onto the podium.
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Raikkonen is gaining on Valtteri Bottas and looking to take P5. He tries to get on the inside of Valtteri Bottas but is unable to gain on him.
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Podium's still possible, Kimi, say Ferrari engineers. He's behind teammate Sebastian Vettel who is in P2.
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Lewis is long gone with a 6 second gap ahead of second place Valtteri Bottas.
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20th lap: Battle for the final point slots is the most competitive right now given Lewis is far ahead and the Ferraris are in the middle far from anyone else.
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Vettel overtakes Raikkonen on the inside. He's now up to 3rd.
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...and we're back! Safety Car is in and Lewis flies away!
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The drivers are doing all they can to keep their tyres warm in this cold Sochi afternoon.
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And it looks like it'll stay for a while given the extent of the SAFER mess that Romain Grosjean caused.
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Safety car still on lap.
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Engineers at Mercedes believe it's the throttle dumper that failed for Nico Rosberg.
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Hamilton has a 2 second lead over Bottas, so he's comfortably ahead for now.
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That's the end of the race for Nico Rosberg with a sticky throttle. Hamilton is in the lead with Bottas behind him.
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"It's sticking" says Nico Rosberg, who's worried about his broken throttle.
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Kimi Raikkonen steals a march on Sebastian Vettel.. only to be taken by Valtteri Bottas who comes back into P3.
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Max Verstappen of Toro Rosso comes in for new tyres as they're damaged, Lotus' Grosjean pits for a new nose.
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Nico Rosberg keeps his lead with a strong start for Ferrari, but the safety car is out straightaway as Nico Hulkenberg of Force India collides with Sauber's Marcus Ericsson. End of the race for both.
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It's mostly sunny at Sochi with only a smattering of clouds. Rain is not expected, so drivers should not have the problems they suffered in FP1, which was under a mix of wet and dry conditions.
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After spending the night in hospital, he was cleared by the doctors there. After FIA doctors gave their approval, Toro Rosso have today cleared the driver to race.
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Carlos Sainz Jr of Toro Rosso had a big crash that saw Free Practice 3 quickly called off. Extricated from the barriers, the driver was conscious and immediately placed under medical care.
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