F1 Turkish GP Live Updates - race day


By: Jake Boxall-Legge


Hamilton wins the Turkish Grand Prix and seals his seventh F1 drivers' title
Perez holds onto second for Racing Point, ahead of Ferrari's Vettel and Leclerc
Sainz P5, with Verstappen sixth and Albon seventh after both Red Bull drivers suffer spins
Stroll takes ninth after leading opening half of the race
Bottas finishes P14 after suffering several spins, including one on opening lap at T1
Status: Stopped
We'll see you in two weeks' time to begin our final trio of races of the year. Thanks for joining us - we hope you enjoyed that!
Someone's put the podium places the wrong way round.
After that race, the cars all need a good clean. They're absolutely covered in muck and grime, like they've turned the diff lock on and gone for a blast around a muddy field.
Hamilton: "I'm definitely a bit lost for words. Naturally, I have to start by saying a huge thank you to the guys here and the guys at the factory. The journey we've been on is monumental. I want to also thank Team LH for sticking with me, and my family."
Perez: "I've told my team on the radio, one more lap on those tyres I think they would have exploded. It made our race, though, I think the team did a fantastic job with strategy. Lewis was extremely strong."
Vettel: "It was quite intense, quite long, but good fun! A bit of a surprise to snatch the podium at the end, but very happy. I saw Charles was quite close to Sergio, heard Sergio was struggling on his tyres, and when I saw Charles lock up I thought there was an opportunity..."
Vettel and Perez congratulate Hamilton, who's taking a moment to drink it all in.
The realisation dawns on him now - he's a seven-time world champion with a stunning drive. Look at those tyres!
"That's for all the kids out there that believe in the impossible. You can do it.", Hamilton says over the radio.
Sainz was only just in that mix and finishes fifth. Verstappen and Albon were together in sixth and seventh. Norris, Stroll and Ricciardo complete the top 10.
Sergio Perez ONLY JUST keeps second place! Leclerc passes Perez, locks up into turn 12, and lets Perez and Vettel trickle though to complete the podium!
No rain, but the reign continues: Lewis Hamilton wins and secures his seventh world title!
It's the final lap - will there be rain?
Ah, Stroll rather gives up his position as he goes wide at Turn 1 which allows Norris to storm ahead to take eighth place.
Or at least, Mercedes say they are. Hamilton overrules it, so no safety stop there.
"We expect rain to it at turn 8 first", Bono tells Hamilton. They're bringing him in for a "safety stop" to cover that.
The fastest driver on track is Norris and he has Stroll in eighth place in his sights with two laps to go.
We've got three laps remaining; Hamilton has 23s over Perez, who is keeping a 5s buffer to Leclerc. Vettel, meanwhile, has opened up the gap to the chasing Sainz behind him.
"4 laps to go," Bottas is told over his team radio. "I wish it was less," is his response.
That spin didn't hold back Verstappen for long as he gets ahead of team-mate Albon under braking at Turn 12 to take sixth place. Five laps to go.
"Heavy rain expected for the last lap of the race", Vettel is told. The plot thickens.
Hamilton asks about the chance of his tyres deciding to explode - he seems happy to stick with them. Mercedes gives him the all-clear.
Some synchronised spinning as Raikkonen, about to be lapped, goes round at Turn 4 which forces Albon to ease off and directly behind him Verstappen suffers a spin identical to Raikkonen's. All of them get going again without too much fuss.
Leclerc, meanwhile, had an off at what looked to be Turn 4 to take some of the pressure of Perez.
Perez and Hamilton look to be lapping at about the same rate now - Perez was fractionally faster than the Mercedes driver.
Ricciardo, defending from future team-mate Norris, goes off line and spins around on his own accord to hand over ninth place to Norris. Further back Grosjean spun at Turn 12, it is has been a terrible race for Haas with its drivers in 17th and 18th.
With 10 laps to go Verstappen is the fastest driver on track having set a new fastest lap of 1m39.706s. The Dutch driver is seventh, just behind his Red Bull team-mate Albon, but looks set for a late race charge.
Leclerc's closing in on Perez, who's also managing to hang onto these tyres. Perhaps Stroll's protestations about switching to fresh inters were right.
Bottas is pitted out of sympathy by Mercedes as he takes fresh inters and comes out in 15th place.
Bottas, who is still in the title fight with Hamilton at least until the end of the race, is lapped by his Mercedes team-mate who is leading. It rather sums up the Finn's day.
Hamilton finally laps Bottas, who really made a meal of those blue flags. How Hamilton has so much grip on these tyres is...it defies physics.
Sainz comes from a very long way back, and steams past Albon to claim fifth place on the back straight.
Leclerc's taken huge bites out of Verstappen here, and eases past with DRS. The Dutchman pits for new tyres, but it's another set of inters.
Elsewhere Grosjean and Latifi have tripped over each other which looks to have put the Williams driver out of the race as he pits with damage.
Bottas is potentially having the worst F1 race of his career as he spins again! By our count it that makes it at least four offs, possibly five, for the Finn, who is now 13th.
"It's getting darker, is there more rain?" Hamilton enquires. "There is a risk of it," comes the reply.