PosNoDriverCarLapsTime/RetiredPTS
177Valtteri BottasMercedes531:34:00.36426
233Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing Honda53+7.729s18
344Lewis HamiltonMercedes53+22.729s15
411Sergio PerezRacing Point BWT Mercedes53+30.558s12
53Daniel RicciardoRenault53+52.065s10
616Charles LeclercFerrari53+62.186s8
731Esteban OconRenault53+68.006s6
826Daniil KvyatAlphaTauri Honda53+68.740s4
910Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri Honda53+89.766s2
1023Alexander AlbonRed Bull Racing Honda53+97.860s1
1199Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo Racing Ferrari52+1 lap0
1220Kevin MagnussenHaas Ferrari52+1 lap0
135Sebastian VettelFerrari52+1 lap0
147Kimi RäikkönenAlfa Romeo Racing Ferrari52+1 lap0
154Lando NorrisMcLaren Renault52+1 lap0
166Nicholas LatifiWilliams Mercedes52+1 lap0
178Romain GrosjeanHaas Ferrari52+1 lap0
1863George RussellWilliams Mercedes52+1 lap0
NC55Carlos SainzMcLaren Renault0DNF0
NC18Lance StrollRacing Point BWT Mercedes0DNF0
Bottas scored an additional point for setting the fastest lap of the race.

Russian GP analysis: Bottas’s win was just a reward.

A fuming Lewis Hamilton accused Formula One bosses of being out to get him after a 10-second penalty denied him a record-equaling ­victory at the Russian Grand Prix.

Hamilton was penalised by the stewards for performing two illegal practice starts in Sochi ahead of a race in which he had hoped to claim his 91st victory to match Michael Schumacher’s all-time tally.

But the penalty dropped the Mercedes driver out of contention, with the six-time world champion ­slamming the decision as “b——-.”

With Hamilton out of the way, Valtteri Bottas marched to a regulation victory, crossing the line 7.7 seconds clear of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen. Hamilton finished a distant third.

“I’m pretty sure no one has ever got two five-second penalties for something so ridiculous before,” Hamilton said. “I didn’t put anyone in danger, I’ve done this at a million tracks over the years and never been questioned. But it is to be expected. They are trying to stop me. “Whenever a team is at the front, you face scrutiny. Everything on our car is checked, double-checked, ­triple-checked.

“They are also changing rules such as the engine modes [believed to have favoured Mercedes in qualifying], so there are lots of things they are putting in the way to keep the racing exciting. It feels like we are fighting uphill.” Hamilton served his penalty when he came in for new rubber on lap 16.

Sitting, shaking his head, he was on the radio again. “This is just ­ridiculous,” he said.

Hamilton dropped to 11th, 36 seconds behind Bottas, and his maiden shot at matching Schumacher’s record was over in a flash. Reflecting on the infringement after the race, Hamilton added: “The rule says you have to be on the right side of the track after the pit-lane lights, but it doesn’t say how far.

Published by Adithya

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