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|
12:23 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!
12:21 And here's the report from a phenomenal Turkish GP:
12:15 Someone's put the podium places the wrong way round.
12:13 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.
12:09 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."
12:06 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."
12:05 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..."
12:02 Vettel and Perez congratulate Hamilton, who's taking a moment to drink it all in.
12:00 The realisation dawns on him now - he's a seven-time world champion with a stunning drive. Look at those tyres!
12:00 "That's for all the kids out there that believe in the impossible. You can do it.", Hamilton says over the radio.
11:59 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.
11:57 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!
11:56 No rain, but the reign continues: Lewis Hamilton wins and secures his seventh world title!
11:54 It's the final lap - will there be rain?
11:53 Ah, Stroll rather gives up his position as he goes wide at Turn 1 which allows Norris to storm ahead to take eighth place.
11:53 Or at least, Mercedes say they are. Hamilton overrules it, so no safety stop there.
11:53 "We expect rain to it at turn 8 first", Bono tells Hamilton. They're bringing him in for a "safety stop" to cover that.
11:52 The fastest driver on track is Norris and he has Stroll in eighth place in his sights with two laps to go.