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Congratulations on the constructors' world championship. History in the making!

Snapshot: Mercedes took an undefeatable lead of 223 points ahead of the Red Bull Racing team.

That were the winning words of the Lewis Hamilton, congratulating his team, Mercedes, which won the constructors title at the first ever, Sochi, Russia Formula1 race. This is the Mercedes' maiden victory as an independent team,  after they won the 2009 season, partnering with the Brawn GP team. Mercedes took an undefeatable lead of 223 points ahead of the Red Bull Racing team.

The inaugural GP at the Sochi, Russia, saw the Lewis Hamilton, win the 4th consecutive race, ahead of his teammate Nico Rosberg at the second position. The Briton, won the race with ease, with not much of the competition given by any driver, other than the German Driver, Rosberg. 

Williams' Valtteri Bottas was the only man who gave a tough fight to both the silver arrows throughout the race, with some occasional challenges thrown at both the Mercedes' drivers. This helped him achieve his 5th podium of the season, moving him up to the fourth position, and keeping Williams ahead of the Ferrari in the constructors' table. The podium was thus completed with 2 Mercedes' and one Williams.

Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen of the team McLaren finished the race in fourth and fifth positions respectively, followed by the Fernando Alonso of the Ferrari to finish in the sixth position. Red Bull's drivers are not able to create the 2010-2013 magic in this season. The Sochi race was no exception with Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel finishing seventh and eighth at the drivers' standing.

The top 10 was completed by the Kimi Raikkonen of the Ferrari and Sergio Perez of the Sahara Force India. There was a tough fight for the 10th position between the Sergio Perez and Felipe Massa of the Williams, but Perez fought hard leaving his Force India car in fumes, at the end of the race.

Hamilton now at 291, heads the driver standings by 17 points from Rosberg at 274, with Ricciardo third on 199. The race to the top of the table is still on with 3 races still on hand and 75 points worth of difference can be lost or gained.

Also read about the terrible accident of the F1 driver, Cesaris, here.

Race Results

Pos

Driver

Team

Laps

Time/Retired

Pts

1

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

53

1:31:50.744

25

2

Nico Rosberg

Mercedes

53

+13.6 secs

18

3

Valtteri Bottas

Williams-Mercedes

53

+17.4 secs

15

4

Jenson Button

McLaren-Mercedes

53

+30.2 secs

12

5

Kevin Magnussen

McLaren-Mercedes

53

+53.6 secs

10

6

Fernando Alonso

Ferrari

53

+60.0 secs

8

7

Daniel Ricciardo

Red Bull Racing-Renault

53

+61.8 secs

6

8

Sebastian Vettel

Red Bull Racing-Renault

53

+66.1 secs

4

9

Kimi Räikkönen

Ferrari

53

+78.8 secs

2

10

Sergio Perez

Force India-Mercedes

53

+80.0 secs

1

11

Felipe Massa

Williams-Mercedes

53

+80.8 secs

 

12

Nico Hulkenberg

Force India-Mercedes

53

+81.3 secs

 

13

Jean-Eric Vergne

STR-Renault

53

+97.2 secs

 

14

Daniil Kvyat

STR-Renault

52

+1 Lap

 

15

Esteban Gutierrez

Sauber-Ferrari

52

+1 Lap

 

16

Adrian Sutil

Sauber-Ferrari

52

+1 Lap

 

17

Romain Grosjean

Lotus-Renault

52

+1 Lap

 

18

Pastor Maldonado

Lotus-Renault

52

+1 Lap

 

19

Marcus Ericsson

Caterham-Renault

51

+2 Laps

 

Ret

Kamui Kobayashi

Caterham-Renault

21

Brakes

 

Ret

Max Chilton

Marussia-Ferrari

9

Retired

 

 

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