Nevertheless it was a outcome that didn’t come simply for the seven-time world champion. It required a battle from as little as seventh on the opening lap, a late downpour and a dangerous but in the end right swap to intermediate tyres to disclaim Lando Norris a maiden race win.
Norris regarded set to offer McLaren its second straight victory earlier than rain hit the Sochi Autodrom within the closing phases, shaking up the order and providing a lesson in sporting cruelty to the British teenager.
It was in the end a day the place F1’s biggest Briton stood on the highest step of the rostrum but once more, transferring again into the lead of the championship within the course of – though Hamilton’s benefit is a slender two factors after Max Verstappen’s restoration to second place after beginning final.
Dissecting all the motion from a dramatic Russian Grand Prix, Martyn Lee is joined by Autosport F1 Reporter Luke Smith and Motorsport Network Director of Digital Technique Jess McFadyen for the newest version of The Autosport Podcast.
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