‘The Brilliant Brit’ Lewis Hamilton, driver for Mercedes dominated the track in Sochi today, winning the inaugural race of the Formula One, Russian Grand Prix. In what can only be called a spectacular performance on the track, Lewis Hamilton clinched the Constructors Championship title for the Mercedes AMG F1 team giving them their first ever; win, of the title that honors the entire team.
Mercedes won 13 out of 16 races thus far, with three more remaining. Lewis Hamilton won 9 of the 13 for Mercedes. One does not have to be a fan to recognize Hamilton is a superior driver who has made a great contribution to the Mercedes team. As usual, the dignified and gracious Hamilton pointed out, the engineers, mechanics and workers in the factory and the garage were all part of what made his success on the track possible.
Starting in second and finishing second was Hamilton’s teammate, Nico Rosberg. He tried to overtake Hamilton on lap-1 but ran out of space and locked up. The error forced Rosberg to pit early for a tire change on lap 2. But when he got back out, he did a great job fighting his way from eleventh, to a second place finish, on the same set of tires. Rosberg has four wins under his belt and exclaim, “I’m looking forward to the last three races.”
Fans can always count on an impressive drive by Valtteri Bottas, with Williams-Martini. He landed third on the podium giving his team enough points to leapfrog over Ferrari. Bottas seemed satisfied with third after giving up second position to Rosberg, something his fans believe would not have happened had Bottas been more aggressive, in protecting his position.
Rounding out the top five were Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen, with McLaren. Sergio Perez with Sahara Force India scored a point for his team coming in tenth.
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