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Lewis Hamilton wins Russian Grand Prix

Formular 1 super star, Lewis Hamilton has just won his third straight race victory after clinching the Russian Grand Prix ahead of Valtteri Bottas and Sebastian Vettel.

The team have avoided using team orders previously but clearly felt they had to maximise Hamilton’s advantage over Vettel.

The victory means Mercedes continue their run of being unbeaten at Sochi since the race joined the calendar in 2014. Hamilton’s eighth win of the season is ominous for Ferrari. Both teams brought aero upgrades to the race, largely centred on the front wing but for the first time this season, Mercedes seem to have gained a real advantage.

The Ferrari has struggled, particularly in the technical final sector for grip, where Hamilton has been strong through the last part of the lap all weekend. He exploited it but did not take great pleasure in the manner of his victory.

Hamilton who is rumoured to be dating rapper Nicki Minaj now leads Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel by 50 points in the standings with five races remaining as both look to win their fifth title.

 

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