Formula 1 Russian GP Live Updates : Lewis Hamilton loses lead after double penalty in Russia

MONTE CARLO, MONACO - MAY 23: Lewis Hamilton (R) of Great Britain and McLaren talks with Michael Schumacher (L) of Germany and Mercedes GP at the drivers press conference during previews to the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix at the Monte Carlo Circuit on May 23, 2012 in Monte Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
Live Updates : Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix : Lewis Hamilton has been penalized for practice start in wrong position. Bottas is leading at a halfway stage. Max Verstappen is second and there’s no-one near him. Bottas is eight seconds up the road, Leclerc 21 seconds behind him.

In nine races this season, the Dutchman’s been on the podium six times, winning once and failed to finish on three occasions. It’s all or nothing for Max. That record looks to be continuing now.

How it stands – 
  1. Bottas leads – 5 Live Sports Extra commentary at top of page
  2. Hamilton penalised for practice start in wrong position
  3. Sainz and Stroll out in separate first-lap crashes
  4. Hamilton could equal Schumacher’s 91 race win record
  5. Get involved: #bbcf1
Lap 18/53

So Lewis Hamilton has served his 10-second penalty. This is how it now stands…

  1. Bottas
  2. Verstappen
  3. Ocon
  4. Perez
  5. Gasly
  6. Leclerc
  7. Kvyat
  8. Magnussen
  9. Vettel
  10. Hamilton

It’s a big day for Lewis Hamilton as Formula 1 Russian GP has started with 
Hamilton starts the race in which he could equal the all-time record for grand prix victories from pole position on Sunday – but will he achieve his record equalling 91st win, watch the Live Streaming on Disney+ Hotstar and follow it on
Some felt Schumacher’s tally might never be equalled when the seven-time world champion celebrated his last win in China in 2006. Hamilton has 90 victories from 259 starts and can equal Michael Schumacher’s record 91 today. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel is the next closest active driver on 53.
“It just doesn’t seem real,” the six-times world champion said after his 90th win at Italy’s Mugello circuit on Sept. 13. “I never thought that I would be here, that’s for sure.
But today Hamilton is at the cusp of history. Hamilton has won six of nine races so far in 2020, Mercedes seven of them. Bottas, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly are the other winners.

Ferrari have won 238 races since 1950, McLaren 182, Williams 114, Mercedes 109 and Red Bull 63. Former champions McLaren and Williams have not won since 2012.

Formula 1 Russian GP : All you want to know about Russian GP Stats, Live Streaming and other details

Lap distance: 5.848km. Total distance: 309.745km (53 laps)
2019 winner: Lewis Hamilton (Britain) Mercedes
Race lap record: Hamilton, 2019: 1:35.761.
Start time: Given Below in the table

Records in the Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix

– Mercedes are the only team to have won in Russia since the first race in Sochi in 2014. If they triumph again, it will be a record for most consecutive wins at the same grand prix.

– Hamilton won in 2014, 2015, 2018 and 2019, Nico Rosberg in 2016 and Valtteri Bottas in 2017.

– The only non-Mercedes drivers to have started on pole in Russia are Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, in 2017, and Leclerc (2019).

– Mercedes and Ferrari have taken 16 of 18 podium places in Russia to date. The only exceptions were Bottas, third in 2014 for Williams, and Sergio Perez third for Force India in 2015.

– Bottas started on the front row in Sochi in 2016, took the first race win of his F1 career there in 2017 and pole in 2018.

– The layout runs clockwise around the 2014 Olympic Park venues, partly on public roads, and features 12 right and six left-hand corners.

– AlphaTauri’s Daniil Kvyat is the only current Russian F1 driver.

Where fans can watch the Russian Grand Prix Live Streaming ? 

The Russian Grand PRIX will be streamed LIVE on Disney+ Hotstar and will also be broadcast on Star Sports Select. For all Updates of F1 Russian GP

Today watch Lewis Hamilton @ Formula 1 Grand Prix of Russia @ 2.10 PM (IST). Can he make History, Watch it Live on Disney+ Hotstar.