Lewis Hamilton won the Russian GP and achieved his 1th victory in Formula XNUMX

The victory in Sochi also allows the Briton to move to the front of the championship.

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Tremendous, intense ... This is how the 2021 edition of the Russian Grand Prix, that by the 15th date of the World Cup F1 It was carried out in the circuit of Sochi. The victory was for the English Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), who like this became the first pilot to achieve one hundred wins in the top flight.

Hamilton redeemed himself from a bug-plagued Saturday that forced him to start from fourth. With a good rhythm and a good strategy he managed to beat his young compatriot Lando Norris (McLaren), who started from pole position and showed that he is getting closer and closer to achieving his first success in the specialty.

StartHamilton and Norris battled for victory in the final part of the competition, where the rain also played a key role in adding emotion to the British fight for victory.

With three laps to go, Hamilton entered the pits to put on rain tires and that gave him a great advantage as Norris refused to enter and paid for that with a series of oversights that allowed the champion to overcome him without problems.

Thanks to his fifth win of the year, Hamilton moved to the front of the championship with two points of advantage over the Dutchman Max Verstappen (Red Bull), who had a run after finishing second after starting from last place. The podium was completed by the Spanish Carlos Sainz (Ferrar), who came to lead during the first part of the competition.

“Reaching XNUMX victories has taken a long time. He wasn't even sure he would make it… It wouldn't have been easy to overtake Lando, who had a very good pace. The rain came at the right time… In the end the team made a good strategic choice ”, Hamilton acknowledged after this very special victory.

RUSSIA GRAND PRIZE 2021 RESULTS

POS No. PILOT CAR VTAS TIME / dIF. ptS.
1 44 Lewis Hamilton MERCEDES 53 1:30:41.001 25
2 33 Max Verstappen RED BULL RACING HONDA 53 +53.271s 18
3 55 Carlos Sainz FERRARI 53 +62.475s 15
4 3 Daniel Ricciardo MCLAREN MERCEDES 53 +65.607s 12
5 77 Valtteri Bottas MERCEDES 53 +67.533s 10
6 14 Fernando Alonso ALPINE RENAULT 53 +81.321s 8
7 4 Lando Norris MCLAREN MERCEDES 53 +87.224s 7
8 7 Whom Raikkönen ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI 53 +88.955s 4
9 11 Sergio Pérez RED BULL RACING HONDA 53 +90.076s 2
10 63 George Russell WILLIAMS MERCEDES 53 +100.551s 1
11 18 Throw Stroll ASTON MARTIN MERCEDES 53 +106.198s 0
12 5 Sebastian Hag ASTON MARTIN MERCEDES 52 +1 round 0
13 10 Pierre Gasly ALPHATAURI HONDA 52 +1 round 0
14 31 Esteban Or with ALPINE RENAULT 52 +1 round 0
15 16 Charles Leclerc FERRARI 52 +1 round 0
16 99 Antonio Giovinazzi ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI 52 +1 round 0
17 22 Yuki Tsunoda ALPHATAURI HONDA 52 +1 round 0
18 9 Nikita Mazepin HAAS FERRARI 51 +2 laps. 0
19 6 Nicholas Latifi WILLIAMS MERCEDES 47 DNF 0
NC 47 Mick Schumacher HAAS FERRARI 32 DNF 0

AVERAGE: 204,941 km / h. LAP RECORD: Lando Norris, in the 39th, in 1m37s423 / 1000 at 216,097 km / h.

PILOT CHAMPIONSHIP

POS. PILOT NAC TEAM PTS.
1 Lewis Hamilton GBR MERCEDES 246.5
2 Max Verstappen NED RED BULL RACING HONDA 244.5
3 Valtteri Bottas END MERCEDES 151
4 Lando Norris GBR MCLAREN MERCEDES 139
5 Sergio Pérez MEX RED BULL RACING HONDA 120
6 Carlos Sainz ESP FERRARI 112.5
7 Charles Leclerc MON FERRARI 104
8 Daniel Ricciardo AUS MCLAREN MERCEDES 95
9 Pierre Gasly FRA ALPHATAURI HONDA 66
10 Fernando Alonso ESP ALPINE RENAULT 58
11 Esteban Or with FRA ALPINE RENAULT 45
12 Sebastian Hag GER ASTON MARTIN MERCEDES 35
13 Throw Stroll CAN ASTON MARTIN MERCEDES 24
14 Yuki Tsunoda JPN ALPHATAURI HONDA 18
15 George Russell GBR WILLIAMS MERCEDES 16
16 Nicholas Latifi CAN WILLIAMS MERCEDES 7
17 Whom Raikkönen END ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI 6
18 Antonio Giovinazzi ITA ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI 1

BUILDERS CUP

pos. team pts.
1 MERCEDES 397.5
2 RED BULL RACING HONDA 364.5
3 MCLAREN MERCEDES 234
11 FERRARI 201.5
5 ALPINE RENAULT 103
6 ALPHATAURI HONDA 84
7 ASTON MARTIN MERCEDES 59
8 WILLIAMS MERCEDES 23
9 ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI 7

NEXT DATE: 10/10, Turkish GP.

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