Hamilton dominates in Russian GP win | October 12, 2014

The crowd watch the start of the race at Sochi

The crowd watch the start of the race at Sochi

Lewis Hamilton eases to Russian GP victory.

Lewis Hamilton eases to Russian GP victory.

That Mercedes 1-2 means they are the 2014 Constructors' Champions.

That Mercedes 1-2 means they are the 2014 Constructors’ Champions.

Lewis Hamilton dominated the Russian Grand Prix to take his ninth win of the year, his fourth in a row and extend his championship lead.

Hamilton’s team-mate Nico Rosberg fought back following a first-lap error to take second, sealing the constructors’ title for Mercedes.

Rosberg trails Hamilton by 17 points with three races remaining and a maximum of 100 points available.

Williams’s Valtteri Bottas was third ahead of McLaren’s Jenson Button.

The Englishman had been in a battle with Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso, but the Spaniard dropped back behind the second McLaren of Kevin Magnussen with a slow pit stop.

Alonso fended off a challenge from Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo in the later stages of the race to take sixth.

The race was overshadowed by the sport’s concern for Marussia driver Jules Bianchi, who is in critical condition after a crash in the Japanese Grand Prix last weekend.

There was a tribute to the Frenchman on the grid from both the Marussia team and the other drivers.

Marussia decided to run only one car in the race, leaving Bianchi’s fully prepared but on stands in the garage in tribute to the Frenchman.

Russian Grand Prix results:

1.Hamilton,
2.Rosberg,
3.Bottas,
4.Button,
5.Magnussen,
6.Alonso,
7.Ricciardo,
8.Vettel,
9.Raikkonen,
10.Perez
.

BBC Sport Report

Russian GP in pictures

All of Ferrari is with you!  #ForzaJules

All of Ferrari is with you! #ForzaJules

Ferrari, who he has trained with, have paid tribute to him this morning

Ferrari, who he has trained with, have paid tribute to him this morning

The F1 drivers wave to the crowd during the parade

The F1 drivers wave to the crowd during the parade

In comes Bottas to his P3 grid slot. Cleaner side of the grid which could be helpful at the start.

In comes Bottas to his P3 grid slot. Cleaner side of the grid which could be helpful at the start.

The F1 community shows its support for the injured Jules Bianchi ahead of the Russian GP

The F1 community shows its support for the injured Jules Bianchi ahead of the Russian GP

We race for you Jules!

We race for you Jules!

Driver unity in support of Jules ahead of the Russian GP. We are all with you. #ForzaJules

Driver unity in support of Jules ahead of the Russian GP. We are all with you. #ForzaJules

Lights Out at the Russian GP!

Lights Out at the Russian GP!

Nico Rosberg locked up heavily as he passed team-mate Lewis Hamilton at Turn One at the start.

Nico Rosberg locked up heavily as he passed team-mate Lewis Hamilton at Turn One at the start.

Great weather in Sochi.

Great weather in Sochi.

Fernando Alonso in action in Sochi

Fernando Alonso in action in Sochi

Lap 26: Bad stop from Alonso as he lost crucial seconds.

Lap 26: Bad stop from Alonso as he lost crucial seconds.

Alonso drives in Sochi, with rollercoasters in the background

Alonso drives in Sochi, with rollercoasters in the background

The lock up that ruined Rosberg's opening lap... but he's back up to 2nd now

The lock up that ruined Rosberg’s opening lap… but he’s back up to 2nd now

Russian president Vladimir Putin is among the crowd at the Russian GP.

Russian president Vladimir Putin is among the crowd at the Russian GP.

Vladimir Putin shaking hands with today's Russian GP winner, Lewis Hamilton.

Vladimir Putin shaking hands with today’s Russian GP winner, Lewis Hamilton.

Williams' Bottas (left) and McLaren driver Jenson Button (centre) take the first corner at Sochi

Williams’ Bottas (left) and McLaren driver Jenson Button (centre) take the first corner at Sochi

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso (left) chases Button during the inaugural Russian Grand Prix in Sochi

Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso (left) chases Button during the inaugural Russian Grand Prix in Sochi

Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) welcomes the King of Bahrain, Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.

Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) welcomes the King of Bahrain, Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.

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