Lewis Hamilton wins Russian Grand Prix but is unhappy with team orders | Sport

Should Lewis Hamilton go on to secure the world championship this year, his win at the Russian Grand Prix will be the only victory in a superlative season from which he will take no pleasure. His victory, ensured the moment Mercedes employed orders allowing him to pass his teammate, Valtteri Bottas, proved an ill-sitting success […]

Lewis Hamilton wins the Russian Grand Prix – as it happened | Sport

2.21pm BST14:21 Well … thank you for joining. It has been wonderful. It wasn’t the most exciting race overall but some lovely team order and Verstappen subplots to keep us interested. Until we meet again. 2.13pm BST14:13 Verstappen: “The goal was always to be fifth but the way we did it, I can be pleased […]

Valtteri Bottas takes pole for Russian GP after Lewis Hamilton mistake | Sport

Perhaps it was inevitable that Lewis Hamilton would finally prove fallible at some point this season and in qualifying for the Russian Grand Prix the very tiniest chink in his armour was revealed. In the grand scheme of the championship battle, though, he goes into the race barely inconvenienced. He was second to the pole […]

Sebastian Vettel needs victory in Russia to keep Lewis Hamilton in sight | Sport

Sebastian Vettel may be approaching the Russian Grand Prix as simply another step in his title challenge yet, if that challenge is not to collapse around him, he cannot afford to put a single foot wrong when it matters this weekend in Sochi. There is more at stake than maintaining pressure on Lewis Hamilton. Vettel […]

Lewis Hamilton refreshed and ‘stronger than ever’ for Russian Grand Prix | Sport

Lewis Hamilton believes he is stronger than ever as he prepares for the Russian Grand Prix this weekend. The British driver goes into the race with a 40-point advantage over his title rival, Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, and is confident he and Mercedes will prove competitive in Sochi. Six rounds of the world championship remain and […]

Lewis Hamilton ‘going from strength to strength’ after Singapore F1 win | Sport

Lewis Hamilton believes he and his Mercedes team are in the best possible position to close out the Formula One world championship after his win at the Singapore Grand Prix. The British driver took a dominant victory from pole position and his title rival Sebastian Vettel could manage only third, ensuring Hamilton now has a […]

Lewis Hamilton soars in Singapore but Sergio Pérez plumbs the depths | Sport

Ferrari found wanting A weekend that had begun with such optimism for Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari ended with the team and driver bearing the demeanour of the defeated. They should have done better. Vettel had hit the wall in FP2, ending his session. He insisted it made no difference to his preparation but crucially second […]

Lewis Hamilton wins Singapore Grand Prix to extend lead in F1 title race | Sport

In indomitable form, there is now a relentless, intimidating quality to Lewis Hamilton’s driving that seems to simply brook no dissent. His win at the Singapore Grand Prix was the culmination of a weekend when he put together moments of almost transcendent skill and a ruthless execution when it mattered that was untouchable. Reminiscent of […]

F1: Lewis Hamilton wins the Singapore Grand Prix – as it happened | Sport

3.37pm BST15:37 A cracking weekend for Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes, then. Forty points to the good. What now? Read Giles Richards’s race report: Updated at 3.38pm BST 3.22pm BST15:22 Once again, Lewis Hamilton stands proud on the top step of the podium, flanked by Verstappen and Vettel. An emotional-looking Hamilton is sweating buckets as the […]