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Autosport Plus Was Hamilton's Sochi defeat inevitable even without penalties? As the Russian GP headlines focused on Lewis Hamilton's two practice start penalties, Valtteri Bottas ran almost unchallenged to a much-needed win for his title hopes. But a crucial advantage from qualifying might have resulted in the same outcome anyway

Autosport Plus The Sochi tech tweaks amid the midfield arms race The intensity of Formula 1's midfield battle shows no signs of abating, with each team in the fight developing their 2020 machinery to find an advantage. With Sochi proving a more familiar venue than Mugello, it was the perfect venue for a technical tussle

Formula 1 Mercedes: Hamilton penalties not a surprise Mercedes Formula 1 track engineering director Andrew Shovlin was not surprised that Lewis Hamilton was penalised in Sochi after realising where he had conducted his Russian Grand Prix practice starts

Formula 1 F1 drivers call for changes to Russian GP Turn 2 Formula 1 drivers have called for changes to Sochi's Turn 2 after numerous penalties at the Russian Grand Prix associated with corner-cutting and Carlos Sainz Jr's opening lap crash

Formula 1 Honda clipping "skewed" Red Bull deficit at Sochi Red Bull boss Christian Horner says the team's straightline deficit at the Russian Grand Prix was "skewed" by Honda's power unit running out of battery deployment on the long straights

MotoGP Morbidelli "positive" to be "angry" on missed podium Franco Morbidelli admits his fourth in the MotoGP Catalan Grand Prix left him "angry", but believes this is "positive" as it shows he is "on a great level"

Formula 1 Verstappen: Penalty points system "harsh" on Hamilton Max Verstappen and Sebastian Vettel have questioned the FIA's Formula 1 penalty points system after a "harsh" sanction given to Lewis Hamilton was rescinded

Podcast: Reviewing the Russian Grand Prix Autosport's Alex Kalinauckas and Luke Smith are joined by Motorsport Network's Jess McFadyen and Motorsport.com's Oleg Karpov to pull apart the key talking points from the Russian GP

Podcast: Autosport@70 - choosing the greatest Indycar of all time The greatest Indycar is the focus of the fifth episode of the Autosport 70 mini-series podcast, which celebrates our 70th birthday.

The "black gold" behind an all-female Nurburgring 24 Hours challenge The all-female Giti Tire Motorsport by WS Racing will take on the infamous Nordschleife in the Nurburgring 24 Hours, in which tyre management will be key

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  • Circuit: Nurburgring
  • Race: 60 laps / 308.88 km
Russia / 27 Sep
Pos Driver Team
1 Bottas Mercedes
2 Verstappen Red Bull/Honda
3 Hamilton Mercedes
4 Perez Racing Point/Mercedes
5 Ricciardo Renault
6 Leclerc Ferrari
7 Ocon Renault
8 Kvyat AlphaTauri/Honda
9 Gasly AlphaTauri/Honda
10 Albon Red Bull/Honda
Standings / After 10 races
Pos Driver Points
1 Lewis Hamilton 205
2 Valtteri Bottas 161
3 Max Verstappen 128
4 Lando Norris 65
5 Alexander Albon 64
6 Daniel Ricciardo 63
7 Charles Leclerc 57
8 Lance Stroll 57
9 Sergio Perez 56
10 Pierre Gasly 45

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