Lewis Hamilton became the first Formula One driver to win 100 races with victory in the Russian Grand Prix on Sunday to retake the championship lead from Max Verstappen.
It rained overnight in Sochi and on Saturday morning, with some lightning. The track is laid out on a flat part of the Black Sea coast, making it harder for water to drain away.
An illegal practice start proved costly for Lewis Hamilton, though Mercedes still triumphed in Russia thanks to Valtteri Bottas.
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Lewis Hamilton boosted his chances of claiming a record-equalling race win at the Russian Grand Prix as he secured pole position in Sochi
Sebastian Vettel had returned to form by pipping Ferrari team-mate Charles Leclerc last week and the Scuderia appeared to be teeing up another one-two in Sochi. However, Vettel was forced to retire shortly after pitting and, with Leclerc having already headed in
The defending four-time champion was allowed by Bottas to overtake and then defended him from attack by title rival Vettel as the Finn he battled to finish second.
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