Formula 1: Mercedes’ Hamilton wins in Russia

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Mercedes team’s five-time World Champion driver Lewis Hamilton won the Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix on Sunday. 

The 53-lap competition was held along the 5.8-kilometer (3.6 miles) Sochi Autodrom – a street circuit in the Black Sea resort town – ending with British driver Hamilton winning the 16th race of the season with a time of one hour, 33 minutes and 38 seconds.

Valtteri Bottas, another Mercedes team driver, finished 3.8 seconds behind his teammate in second place.

The Russian Grand Prix was the Mercedes team’s 11th win of the season.

Ferrari’s Monegasque driver Charles Leclerc – who started from pole position – ended the race in third place, 5.2 seconds behind the winner.

Today’s victory was Hamilton’s ninth win this season, leading the drivers’ championship with 322 points.
It was also the British driver’s 82nd victory in his Formula 1 career.This season’s 17th race will be held in Japan on Oct.13.

Top 10 drivers in Russia:

  1. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)

  2. Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)

  3. Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)

  4. Max Verstappen (Red Bull-Honda)

  5. Alexander Albon (Red Bull-Honda)

  6. Carlos Sainz (McLaren-Renault)

  7. Sergio Perez ( Racing Point-Mercedes)

  8. Lando Norris (McLaren-Renault)

  9. Kevin Magnussen (Haas-Ferrari)

  10. Nico Hulkenberg (Renault)

2019 Driver Standings:

  1. Lewis Hamilton (Great Britain): 322 points

  2. Valtteri Bottas (Finland): 249

  3. Charles Leclerc (Monaco): 215

  4. Max Verstappen (Netherlands): 212

  5. Sebastian Vettel (Germany): 194

-2019 Constructor Standings:

  1. Mercedes: 571 points

  2. Ferrari: 409

  3. Red Bull: 311

  4. McLaren: 101

  5. Renault: 68
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