Formula 1 Russian GP : Heartbreak for Lewis Hamilton as teammate Bottas wins Russian GP

The Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix has ended in heartbreak for Lewis Hamilton. Teammate Valtteri Bottas took advantage of Hamilton penalties to win the Russian Grand Prix. Red Bull Max Verstappen finished 3rd.

It was a big day for Hamilton as he was standing at the cusp of equalling Michael Schumacher’s the all-time record for grand prix victories from pole position on Sunday but the Briton failed to deliver his 91st F1 victory.

Hamilton was given two five-second time penalties for practice start violation and the 7 time champion could never recover from the setback.

Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix RESULTS – Final Positions

  1. BOT
  2. VER
  3. HAM
  4. PER
  5. RIC
  6. LEC
  7. OCO
  8. KVY
  9. GAS
  10. ALB
  11. GIO
  12. MAG
  13. VET
  14. RAI
  15. NOR
  16. LAT
  17. GRO
  18. RUS

Driver Standings – F1

Pos. Driver Team W Pts
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport 6 205
2 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport 2 161
3 Max Verstappen Aston Martin Red Bull Racing 1 128
4 Lando Norris McLaren F1 Team 0 65
5 Alexander Albon Aston Martin Red Bull Racing 0 64
6 Daniel Ricciardo Renault F1 Team 0 63
7 Lance Stroll SportPesa Racing Point F1 Team 0 57
8 Charles Leclerc Scuderia Ferrari 0 57
9 Sergio Pérez SportPesa Racing Point F1 Team 0 56
10 Pierre Gasly Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda 1 45
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