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F1 Russian Grand Prix: Live commentary and updates
Live commentary and updates from Formula 1's Russian Grand Prix at the Sochi Autodrom
By: Jake Boxall-Legge, Lewis Duncan, Megan White
Here's the race report from the Russian GP: https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/russian-gp-race-report/6675241/
Sainz: "First of all, I got a good launch, got tucked in behind Lando and went send to get him around Turn 2. [For the rain] we boxed at the right time and I was able to come out in P3."
Verstappen: "It was pretty tricky on the in-lap to make the call to go to inters. It was really slippery, but we picked the right lap to pit."
Hamilton: "It's taken a long time to get to 100 and I wasn't sure it would come. Lando did such an amazing job, he had incredible pace. It was bittersweet to see my old team ahead."
Bottas claims fifth, ahead of Alonso, as Norris clears Raikkonen on the final lap to pick up seventh. Perez and Russell round out the top 10.
Norris pitted and rejoins in eighth, but has slid out of the pitlane entry - so he'll likely cop a penalty for that.
Formula 1: You get one of the most mixed-up races of the year, and Hamilton and Verstappen finish first and second.
"He's going to be in trouble if he hangs it out," Hamilton is told. Norris might have to concede here.
"We've got to commit," Norris says - and he's squirming all over the road at the moment! Can he hang on?
Stroll had a crash at Turn 11 and there was contact with one of the AlphaTauri's too. This race has gone mad!
Hamilton and Norris were all over the road there, but they're staying out! "It's slippery but it's not raining," Hamilton says.
Norris goes wide! It's getting so slippery out there at Turn 5, but Norris somehow keeps ahead of Hamilton.