This was the fifteenth round of the 2015 season and marked the second time that the Russian Grand Prix was run as a round of the Formula One World Championship since its inception in 1950. Carlos Sainz crossed the white line when exiting pit lane, receiving a five-second penalty to be served at his second stop. [15], The two Mercedes exchanged new track record times as Rosberg, then Hamilton, and once again Rosberg set fast times during Q2. Formula One Standings 2015. Williams was still in third on 220 points, 71 points ahead of Red Bull. Sergio Pérez said that he had been "really unhappy" with himself until the last lap that handed him third place, calling the result "just amazing". Welcome to GPFans. I would still do it tomorrow again, that doesn't change the story. Retrieving the wing from the track under racing conditions, a track marshall was called "one very brave Russian" by the passing Sebastian Vettel, who barely avoided contact. Lewis Hamilton won the race for the second season in a … His time of 1m37.113 was more than three-tenths of a second quicker than Hamilton's, ensuring he started from the front of the grid for the second race running. However, he was disappointed by not having both Ferrari cars on the podium. The end of lap 52 saw Valtteri Bottas move ahead of Pérez into third place, with Räikkönen moving past the Force India as well.

With Nico Rosberg retiring early in the race, Sebastian Vettel reclaimed second place in the standings for the first time since his round two victory in Malaysia with a second-place finish. Mercedes secured their second consecutive Constructors' Championship, having done so at the same event the previous season.

On lap 45, Bottas used DRS to move ahead of Ricciardo's Red Bull.

[5] Jolyon Palmer replaced Romain Grosjean for Lotus for Friday's first free practice session for the tenth time this season. Drivers Constructors. Driver Standings. [9], Per the regulations for the 2015 season, three practice sessions were held, two 90-minute sessions on Friday and another one-hour session before qualifying on Saturday. Sergio Pérez completed the podium in third for Force India. By lap 43, Ricciardo, Bottas and Räikkönen had all moved into striking distance of Pérez, who was trying to keep his older tyres alive. Standings are updated with the completion of each race. Drivers; Constructors; Standings. Verstappen had a puncture while Hülkenberg and Ericsson retired on the spot, causing the safety car to be deployed. [16], Carlos Sainz was cleared to race albeit not setting a time in qualifying, being allowed to start from the back of the grid. Pérez thereby reclaimed third place and achieved Force India's first podium finish of the season. Alonso's McLaren teammate Jenson Button had to continue using the old-specification engine at this race as Honda only had one of the upgraded power units available. Mercedes led the Constructors' Standings on 506 points, 169 points ahead of Ferrari. [10] Only the two Mercedes drivers were capable of proceeding into the second part of qualifying (Q2) without having to use the faster, soft tyres. Because of this domination the constructors championship shows a massif gap of 275 points between Mercedes and runner up Ferrari. "[29], As a result of the race, Mercedes extended their lead in the Constructors' Championship to 172 points, enough to secure their second consecutive title.

[18] By lap 7, Sainz had moved up into 14th place, while Felipe Massa was up into ninth place from 15th on the grid. [7] However, Alonso used the new power unit only in the first practice session before switching back to the older unit, albeit voicing satisfaction with the performance of the new specification. Nico Rosberg was fastest, ahead of Williams' Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton. After several drivers had opted to pit during the second safety car phase, most drivers at the front decided to come in for their regular pit stops starting on lap 25. Both Lotus and Marussia did not run at all, while Fernando Alonso ran the most number of laps with twelve, following an engine change. I should be on the podium, but I'm here with zero points instead. Season. The Spaniard lost control of his car going into turn 13, hit a wall and went on to crash into the safety barriers, burying the nose of his car in the process. CHOOSE YOUR COUNTRY .

The 2015 F1 standings show total domination of the Mercedes team.

Race leader Hamilton came in another lap later, retaining his lead without incident. Meanwhile, Räikkönen and Kvyat experienced good starts, gaining two and four places respectively. The Formula 1 driver standings of 2015. [6], Fernando Alonso began the weekend's event knowing he would start from the back of the grid due to a number of penalties incurred for changing engine parts. Also eliminated were Pastor Maldonado, Jenson Button, Felipe Nasr, and Daniil Kvyat, the latter two being bettered by a late fast lap from Max Verstappen. Bottas was again the fastest non-Mercedes runner, but teammate Felipe Massa was hindered by traffic and did not proceed into Q3. He added: "There was no reason to go that slow. However, just some corners later on the last lap of the race, the two collided, forcing Bottas to retire and causing heavy damage to Räikkönen's Ferrari. The session was stopped while Sainz was taken out of the car and transported to hospital, albeit uninjured. Everything F1 in one place! McLaren driver Fernando Alonso was given a five-second penalty for exceeding track limits, promoting Toro Rosso's Max Verstappen to tenth. While Grosjean escaped uninjured, his car was heavily damaged. On lap 47, Carlos Sainz retired after spinning off the track due to a brake failure,[4] losing his rear wing. [18][19] Just after being passed by Räikkönen on lap 49, Daniel Ricciardo had to retire with a suspension failure.

Lewis Hamilton and Nco Rosberg together won 16 of the 19 races.

One lap later, Räikkönen tried to follow suit, only to run wide, having to concede the position back to Ricciardo. Nico Rosberg dropped to third, seven points behind Vettel on 229 points. The previous season's event saw Nico Rosberg complete 52 of 53 laps on the white-banded medium compound on his way to a second-place finish. Valtteri Bottas confirmed his strong pace and qualified third, marginally ahead of Sebastian Vettel. He also revealed that the seat of his car broke at impact, but also emphasised the fact that he was able to escape unharmed: "It's a testament to all the safety inherent in the car and the other safety devices. One lap later, Räikkönen made a pit stop as well, coming out just behind Bottas. Check out the 2015 F1 Standings on ESPN. [18][19], An early pit stop during the safety car phase had put Sergio Pérez up into third place, with Daniel Ricciardo behind in fourth. Later, the track dried enough to use slick tyres, Fernando Alonso being the first to do so.

His team, Mercedes, began the season as the defending Constructors' Champion, having clinched its first championship title at the 2014 Russian Grand Prix. He was more than seven-tenths of a second faster than Valtteri Bottas in second, with Lewis Hamilton another tenth behind.

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The 2015 Russian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race that took place on 11 October 2015.

While the Finn was able to stay ahead by going wide into turn 2, he subsequently gave up the place to Vettel. [10] However, all three sessions were disrupted and little running took place. Bottas was the first of the front runners to pit on lap 27, emerging into traffic. [24] Sebastian Vettel expressed satisfaction with his car, saying that he had hoped to be able to catch Hamilton towards the end of the race. At the restart, Vettel attacked teammate Räikkönen for third. 381: 25: 18: 25: 25: 18: 15: 25: 18: 25: 8: 25: 25: DNF: 25: 25: 25: 18: …

322: 3 VET Sebastian Vettel. Qualifying consisted of three parts, 18, 15 and 12 minutes in length respectively, with five drivers eliminated from competing after each of the first two sessions. Eventually, Nico Hülkenberg topped the session for Force India, ahead of his compatriots Nico Rosberg and Sebastian Vettel. In third was Williams, another 129 points behind. I didn't see anyone there and I was in front, and then suddenly someone hits me. [26], After the race, Sebastian Vettel criticised Lewis Hamilton for what he believed was excessive low speed at the restart after the safety car period, calling his behaviour "ridiculous". PTS; 1 HAM Lewis Hamilton. As Lewis Hamilton spun on his last timed lap, he needed to settle for seventh fastest. Those were both Marussia drivers, the Sauber of Marcus Ericsson and Fernando Alonso for McLaren. However, further back Bottas overtook Räikkönen to take third. [17] At the start, Nico Rosberg led away from Lewis Hamilton, while further back, Nico Hülkenberg spun into turn two, tagging Max Verstappen and Marcus Ericsson.

The fifty-three lap race was held at the Sochi Autodrom. "[28] After his accident on lap twelve, Romain Grosjean spoke of his "biggest impact for quite a while". Season 2015 standings - drivers points; 1: Lewis Hamilton: Mercedes: 389: 26 * 18: 26 * 25: 19 * 15: 25: 18: 26 * 8: 25: 26 * 0: 26 * 25: 25: 18: 19 * 19 * 2: Nico Rosberg: Mercedes: 327: 18: 16 * 18: 15: 25: 25: 18: 26 * 18: 4: 19 * 0: 12: 18: 0: 19 * 26 * 25: 25: 3: Sebastian Vettel: Ferrari: 279: 15: 25: 15: 10: 15: 18: 10: 12: 15: 25: 0: 18: 25: 15: 19 * 15: 0: 15: 12: 4: Kimi Räikkönen: Ferrari: 152: 0: 12: 12: 19 * 10: 8: 13 * 0: 4: 0: … At the front, Vettel moved closer to Hamilton due to the latter suffering from a compromised rear wing, probably caused by rubber debris in the slot gap. Due to the limited running, the last minutes were busy with most cars out on track.

Race leader Nico Rosberg needed to retire at the end of the seventh lap due to a locked throttle, handing the race lead to championship leader Lewis Hamilton. If you want to pack up the field you can do it earlier and not in the very last bit.

The second Ferrari of Kimi Räikkönen was almost half a second behind in fifth, having made a mistake at turn 13, followed by the two Force India cars of Nico Hülkenberg and Sergio Pérez. Marcus Ericsson however was confined to the sidelines as he stopped with an engine problem. [18] One lap later, Ricciardo and Sainz fought for tenth place, with Daniel Ricciardo coming out on top and retaining the position. Since water was used to clear the surface, the first laps were run on intermediate tyres by most drivers, with both Williams cars being equipped with full wet tyres, but Valtteri Bottas spun on them entering the pit lane. [3] Even with the softer tyre choice, tyre degradation was not an issue at the event, with drivers able to record fast lap times all through the race on a one-stop strategy. That's just disappointing.

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This was the fifteenth round of the 2015 season and marked the second time that the Russian Grand Prix was run as a round of the Formula One World Championship since its inception in 1950. Carlos Sainz crossed the white line when exiting pit lane, receiving a five-second penalty to be served at his second stop. [15], The two Mercedes exchanged new track record times as Rosberg, then Hamilton, and once again Rosberg set fast times during Q2. Formula One Standings 2015. Williams was still in third on 220 points, 71 points ahead of Red Bull. Sergio Pérez said that he had been "really unhappy" with himself until the last lap that handed him third place, calling the result "just amazing". Welcome to GPFans. I would still do it tomorrow again, that doesn't change the story. Retrieving the wing from the track under racing conditions, a track marshall was called "one very brave Russian" by the passing Sebastian Vettel, who barely avoided contact. Lewis Hamilton won the race for the second season in a … His time of 1m37.113 was more than three-tenths of a second quicker than Hamilton's, ensuring he started from the front of the grid for the second race running. However, he was disappointed by not having both Ferrari cars on the podium. The end of lap 52 saw Valtteri Bottas move ahead of Pérez into third place, with Räikkönen moving past the Force India as well.

With Nico Rosberg retiring early in the race, Sebastian Vettel reclaimed second place in the standings for the first time since his round two victory in Malaysia with a second-place finish. Mercedes secured their second consecutive Constructors' Championship, having done so at the same event the previous season.

On lap 45, Bottas used DRS to move ahead of Ricciardo's Red Bull.

[5] Jolyon Palmer replaced Romain Grosjean for Lotus for Friday's first free practice session for the tenth time this season. Drivers Constructors. Driver Standings. [9], Per the regulations for the 2015 season, three practice sessions were held, two 90-minute sessions on Friday and another one-hour session before qualifying on Saturday. Sergio Pérez completed the podium in third for Force India. By lap 43, Ricciardo, Bottas and Räikkönen had all moved into striking distance of Pérez, who was trying to keep his older tyres alive. Standings are updated with the completion of each race. Drivers; Constructors; Standings. Verstappen had a puncture while Hülkenberg and Ericsson retired on the spot, causing the safety car to be deployed. [16], Carlos Sainz was cleared to race albeit not setting a time in qualifying, being allowed to start from the back of the grid. Pérez thereby reclaimed third place and achieved Force India's first podium finish of the season. Alonso's McLaren teammate Jenson Button had to continue using the old-specification engine at this race as Honda only had one of the upgraded power units available. Mercedes led the Constructors' Standings on 506 points, 169 points ahead of Ferrari. [10] Only the two Mercedes drivers were capable of proceeding into the second part of qualifying (Q2) without having to use the faster, soft tyres. Because of this domination the constructors championship shows a massif gap of 275 points between Mercedes and runner up Ferrari. "[29], As a result of the race, Mercedes extended their lead in the Constructors' Championship to 172 points, enough to secure their second consecutive title.

[18] By lap 7, Sainz had moved up into 14th place, while Felipe Massa was up into ninth place from 15th on the grid. [7] However, Alonso used the new power unit only in the first practice session before switching back to the older unit, albeit voicing satisfaction with the performance of the new specification. Nico Rosberg was fastest, ahead of Williams' Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton. After several drivers had opted to pit during the second safety car phase, most drivers at the front decided to come in for their regular pit stops starting on lap 25. Both Lotus and Marussia did not run at all, while Fernando Alonso ran the most number of laps with twelve, following an engine change. I should be on the podium, but I'm here with zero points instead. Season. The Spaniard lost control of his car going into turn 13, hit a wall and went on to crash into the safety barriers, burying the nose of his car in the process. CHOOSE YOUR COUNTRY .

The 2015 F1 standings show total domination of the Mercedes team.

Race leader Hamilton came in another lap later, retaining his lead without incident. Meanwhile, Räikkönen and Kvyat experienced good starts, gaining two and four places respectively. The Formula 1 driver standings of 2015. [6], Fernando Alonso began the weekend's event knowing he would start from the back of the grid due to a number of penalties incurred for changing engine parts. Also eliminated were Pastor Maldonado, Jenson Button, Felipe Nasr, and Daniil Kvyat, the latter two being bettered by a late fast lap from Max Verstappen. Bottas was again the fastest non-Mercedes runner, but teammate Felipe Massa was hindered by traffic and did not proceed into Q3. He added: "There was no reason to go that slow. However, just some corners later on the last lap of the race, the two collided, forcing Bottas to retire and causing heavy damage to Räikkönen's Ferrari. The session was stopped while Sainz was taken out of the car and transported to hospital, albeit uninjured. Everything F1 in one place! McLaren driver Fernando Alonso was given a five-second penalty for exceeding track limits, promoting Toro Rosso's Max Verstappen to tenth. While Grosjean escaped uninjured, his car was heavily damaged. On lap 47, Carlos Sainz retired after spinning off the track due to a brake failure,[4] losing his rear wing. [18][19] Just after being passed by Räikkönen on lap 49, Daniel Ricciardo had to retire with a suspension failure.

Lewis Hamilton and Nco Rosberg together won 16 of the 19 races.

One lap later, Räikkönen tried to follow suit, only to run wide, having to concede the position back to Ricciardo. Nico Rosberg dropped to third, seven points behind Vettel on 229 points. The previous season's event saw Nico Rosberg complete 52 of 53 laps on the white-banded medium compound on his way to a second-place finish. Valtteri Bottas confirmed his strong pace and qualified third, marginally ahead of Sebastian Vettel. He also revealed that the seat of his car broke at impact, but also emphasised the fact that he was able to escape unharmed: "It's a testament to all the safety inherent in the car and the other safety devices. One lap later, Räikkönen made a pit stop as well, coming out just behind Bottas. Check out the 2015 F1 Standings on ESPN. [18][19], An early pit stop during the safety car phase had put Sergio Pérez up into third place, with Daniel Ricciardo behind in fourth. Later, the track dried enough to use slick tyres, Fernando Alonso being the first to do so.

His team, Mercedes, began the season as the defending Constructors' Champion, having clinched its first championship title at the 2014 Russian Grand Prix. He was more than seven-tenths of a second faster than Valtteri Bottas in second, with Lewis Hamilton another tenth behind.

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The 2015 Russian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race that took place on 11 October 2015.

While the Finn was able to stay ahead by going wide into turn 2, he subsequently gave up the place to Vettel. [10] However, all three sessions were disrupted and little running took place. Bottas was the first of the front runners to pit on lap 27, emerging into traffic. [24] Sebastian Vettel expressed satisfaction with his car, saying that he had hoped to be able to catch Hamilton towards the end of the race. At the restart, Vettel attacked teammate Räikkönen for third. 381: 25: 18: 25: 25: 18: 15: 25: 18: 25: 8: 25: 25: DNF: 25: 25: 25: 18: …

322: 3 VET Sebastian Vettel. Qualifying consisted of three parts, 18, 15 and 12 minutes in length respectively, with five drivers eliminated from competing after each of the first two sessions. Eventually, Nico Hülkenberg topped the session for Force India, ahead of his compatriots Nico Rosberg and Sebastian Vettel. In third was Williams, another 129 points behind. I didn't see anyone there and I was in front, and then suddenly someone hits me. [26], After the race, Sebastian Vettel criticised Lewis Hamilton for what he believed was excessive low speed at the restart after the safety car period, calling his behaviour "ridiculous". PTS; 1 HAM Lewis Hamilton. As Lewis Hamilton spun on his last timed lap, he needed to settle for seventh fastest. Those were both Marussia drivers, the Sauber of Marcus Ericsson and Fernando Alonso for McLaren. However, further back Bottas overtook Räikkönen to take third. [17] At the start, Nico Rosberg led away from Lewis Hamilton, while further back, Nico Hülkenberg spun into turn two, tagging Max Verstappen and Marcus Ericsson.

The fifty-three lap race was held at the Sochi Autodrom. "[28] After his accident on lap twelve, Romain Grosjean spoke of his "biggest impact for quite a while". Season 2015 standings - drivers points; 1: Lewis Hamilton: Mercedes: 389: 26 * 18: 26 * 25: 19 * 15: 25: 18: 26 * 8: 25: 26 * 0: 26 * 25: 25: 18: 19 * 19 * 2: Nico Rosberg: Mercedes: 327: 18: 16 * 18: 15: 25: 25: 18: 26 * 18: 4: 19 * 0: 12: 18: 0: 19 * 26 * 25: 25: 3: Sebastian Vettel: Ferrari: 279: 15: 25: 15: 10: 15: 18: 10: 12: 15: 25: 0: 18: 25: 15: 19 * 15: 0: 15: 12: 4: Kimi Räikkönen: Ferrari: 152: 0: 12: 12: 19 * 10: 8: 13 * 0: 4: 0: … At the front, Vettel moved closer to Hamilton due to the latter suffering from a compromised rear wing, probably caused by rubber debris in the slot gap. Due to the limited running, the last minutes were busy with most cars out on track.

Race leader Nico Rosberg needed to retire at the end of the seventh lap due to a locked throttle, handing the race lead to championship leader Lewis Hamilton. If you want to pack up the field you can do it earlier and not in the very last bit.

The second Ferrari of Kimi Räikkönen was almost half a second behind in fifth, having made a mistake at turn 13, followed by the two Force India cars of Nico Hülkenberg and Sergio Pérez. Marcus Ericsson however was confined to the sidelines as he stopped with an engine problem. [18] One lap later, Ricciardo and Sainz fought for tenth place, with Daniel Ricciardo coming out on top and retaining the position. Since water was used to clear the surface, the first laps were run on intermediate tyres by most drivers, with both Williams cars being equipped with full wet tyres, but Valtteri Bottas spun on them entering the pit lane. [3] Even with the softer tyre choice, tyre degradation was not an issue at the event, with drivers able to record fast lap times all through the race on a one-stop strategy. That's just disappointing.

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[14], Conditions were dry for qualifying on Saturday afternoon. This was the fifteenth round of the 2015 season and marked the second time that the Russian Grand Prix was run as a round of the Formula One World Championship since its inception in 1950. This allowed Sebastian Vettel to make up time by staying out longer, eventually emerging from his pit stop ahead of Bottas on lap 31. [8], Going into the weekend, Lewis Hamilton led the Drivers' Championship with a 48-point advantage over teammate Rosberg, with Sebastian Vettel another eleven points behind in third. After the previous year's race showed lower-than-expected tyre degradation, Pirelli opted to supply the yellow-banded soft compound as the prime selection and the red-banded supersoft tyre as the option selection. "[27] Following his 46G impact on Saturday, Carlos Sainz conceded that he felt "a bit of dizziness" in the early stages of the Grand Prix, though he added: "But after lap 10 it went off and I could push normally without problems.

This was the fifteenth round of the 2015 season and marked the second time that the Russian Grand Prix was run as a round of the Formula One World Championship since its inception in 1950. Carlos Sainz crossed the white line when exiting pit lane, receiving a five-second penalty to be served at his second stop. [15], The two Mercedes exchanged new track record times as Rosberg, then Hamilton, and once again Rosberg set fast times during Q2. Formula One Standings 2015. Williams was still in third on 220 points, 71 points ahead of Red Bull. Sergio Pérez said that he had been "really unhappy" with himself until the last lap that handed him third place, calling the result "just amazing". Welcome to GPFans. I would still do it tomorrow again, that doesn't change the story. Retrieving the wing from the track under racing conditions, a track marshall was called "one very brave Russian" by the passing Sebastian Vettel, who barely avoided contact. Lewis Hamilton won the race for the second season in a … His time of 1m37.113 was more than three-tenths of a second quicker than Hamilton's, ensuring he started from the front of the grid for the second race running. However, he was disappointed by not having both Ferrari cars on the podium. The end of lap 52 saw Valtteri Bottas move ahead of Pérez into third place, with Räikkönen moving past the Force India as well.

With Nico Rosberg retiring early in the race, Sebastian Vettel reclaimed second place in the standings for the first time since his round two victory in Malaysia with a second-place finish. Mercedes secured their second consecutive Constructors' Championship, having done so at the same event the previous season.

On lap 45, Bottas used DRS to move ahead of Ricciardo's Red Bull.

[5] Jolyon Palmer replaced Romain Grosjean for Lotus for Friday's first free practice session for the tenth time this season. Drivers Constructors. Driver Standings. [9], Per the regulations for the 2015 season, three practice sessions were held, two 90-minute sessions on Friday and another one-hour session before qualifying on Saturday. Sergio Pérez completed the podium in third for Force India. By lap 43, Ricciardo, Bottas and Räikkönen had all moved into striking distance of Pérez, who was trying to keep his older tyres alive. Standings are updated with the completion of each race. Drivers; Constructors; Standings. Verstappen had a puncture while Hülkenberg and Ericsson retired on the spot, causing the safety car to be deployed. [16], Carlos Sainz was cleared to race albeit not setting a time in qualifying, being allowed to start from the back of the grid. Pérez thereby reclaimed third place and achieved Force India's first podium finish of the season. Alonso's McLaren teammate Jenson Button had to continue using the old-specification engine at this race as Honda only had one of the upgraded power units available. Mercedes led the Constructors' Standings on 506 points, 169 points ahead of Ferrari. [10] Only the two Mercedes drivers were capable of proceeding into the second part of qualifying (Q2) without having to use the faster, soft tyres. Because of this domination the constructors championship shows a massif gap of 275 points between Mercedes and runner up Ferrari. "[29], As a result of the race, Mercedes extended their lead in the Constructors' Championship to 172 points, enough to secure their second consecutive title.

[18] By lap 7, Sainz had moved up into 14th place, while Felipe Massa was up into ninth place from 15th on the grid. [7] However, Alonso used the new power unit only in the first practice session before switching back to the older unit, albeit voicing satisfaction with the performance of the new specification. Nico Rosberg was fastest, ahead of Williams' Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton. After several drivers had opted to pit during the second safety car phase, most drivers at the front decided to come in for their regular pit stops starting on lap 25. Both Lotus and Marussia did not run at all, while Fernando Alonso ran the most number of laps with twelve, following an engine change. I should be on the podium, but I'm here with zero points instead. Season. The Spaniard lost control of his car going into turn 13, hit a wall and went on to crash into the safety barriers, burying the nose of his car in the process. CHOOSE YOUR COUNTRY .

The 2015 F1 standings show total domination of the Mercedes team.

Race leader Hamilton came in another lap later, retaining his lead without incident. Meanwhile, Räikkönen and Kvyat experienced good starts, gaining two and four places respectively. The Formula 1 driver standings of 2015. [6], Fernando Alonso began the weekend's event knowing he would start from the back of the grid due to a number of penalties incurred for changing engine parts. Also eliminated were Pastor Maldonado, Jenson Button, Felipe Nasr, and Daniil Kvyat, the latter two being bettered by a late fast lap from Max Verstappen. Bottas was again the fastest non-Mercedes runner, but teammate Felipe Massa was hindered by traffic and did not proceed into Q3. He added: "There was no reason to go that slow. However, just some corners later on the last lap of the race, the two collided, forcing Bottas to retire and causing heavy damage to Räikkönen's Ferrari. The session was stopped while Sainz was taken out of the car and transported to hospital, albeit uninjured. Everything F1 in one place! McLaren driver Fernando Alonso was given a five-second penalty for exceeding track limits, promoting Toro Rosso's Max Verstappen to tenth. While Grosjean escaped uninjured, his car was heavily damaged. On lap 47, Carlos Sainz retired after spinning off the track due to a brake failure,[4] losing his rear wing. [18][19] Just after being passed by Räikkönen on lap 49, Daniel Ricciardo had to retire with a suspension failure.

Lewis Hamilton and Nco Rosberg together won 16 of the 19 races.

One lap later, Räikkönen tried to follow suit, only to run wide, having to concede the position back to Ricciardo. Nico Rosberg dropped to third, seven points behind Vettel on 229 points. The previous season's event saw Nico Rosberg complete 52 of 53 laps on the white-banded medium compound on his way to a second-place finish. Valtteri Bottas confirmed his strong pace and qualified third, marginally ahead of Sebastian Vettel. He also revealed that the seat of his car broke at impact, but also emphasised the fact that he was able to escape unharmed: "It's a testament to all the safety inherent in the car and the other safety devices. One lap later, Räikkönen made a pit stop as well, coming out just behind Bottas. Check out the 2015 F1 Standings on ESPN. [18][19], An early pit stop during the safety car phase had put Sergio Pérez up into third place, with Daniel Ricciardo behind in fourth. Later, the track dried enough to use slick tyres, Fernando Alonso being the first to do so.

His team, Mercedes, began the season as the defending Constructors' Champion, having clinched its first championship title at the 2014 Russian Grand Prix. He was more than seven-tenths of a second faster than Valtteri Bottas in second, with Lewis Hamilton another tenth behind.

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The 2015 Russian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race that took place on 11 October 2015.

While the Finn was able to stay ahead by going wide into turn 2, he subsequently gave up the place to Vettel. [10] However, all three sessions were disrupted and little running took place. Bottas was the first of the front runners to pit on lap 27, emerging into traffic. [24] Sebastian Vettel expressed satisfaction with his car, saying that he had hoped to be able to catch Hamilton towards the end of the race. At the restart, Vettel attacked teammate Räikkönen for third. 381: 25: 18: 25: 25: 18: 15: 25: 18: 25: 8: 25: 25: DNF: 25: 25: 25: 18: …

322: 3 VET Sebastian Vettel. Qualifying consisted of three parts, 18, 15 and 12 minutes in length respectively, with five drivers eliminated from competing after each of the first two sessions. Eventually, Nico Hülkenberg topped the session for Force India, ahead of his compatriots Nico Rosberg and Sebastian Vettel. In third was Williams, another 129 points behind. I didn't see anyone there and I was in front, and then suddenly someone hits me. [26], After the race, Sebastian Vettel criticised Lewis Hamilton for what he believed was excessive low speed at the restart after the safety car period, calling his behaviour "ridiculous". PTS; 1 HAM Lewis Hamilton. As Lewis Hamilton spun on his last timed lap, he needed to settle for seventh fastest. Those were both Marussia drivers, the Sauber of Marcus Ericsson and Fernando Alonso for McLaren. However, further back Bottas overtook Räikkönen to take third. [17] At the start, Nico Rosberg led away from Lewis Hamilton, while further back, Nico Hülkenberg spun into turn two, tagging Max Verstappen and Marcus Ericsson.

The fifty-three lap race was held at the Sochi Autodrom. "[28] After his accident on lap twelve, Romain Grosjean spoke of his "biggest impact for quite a while". Season 2015 standings - drivers points; 1: Lewis Hamilton: Mercedes: 389: 26 * 18: 26 * 25: 19 * 15: 25: 18: 26 * 8: 25: 26 * 0: 26 * 25: 25: 18: 19 * 19 * 2: Nico Rosberg: Mercedes: 327: 18: 16 * 18: 15: 25: 25: 18: 26 * 18: 4: 19 * 0: 12: 18: 0: 19 * 26 * 25: 25: 3: Sebastian Vettel: Ferrari: 279: 15: 25: 15: 10: 15: 18: 10: 12: 15: 25: 0: 18: 25: 15: 19 * 15: 0: 15: 12: 4: Kimi Räikkönen: Ferrari: 152: 0: 12: 12: 19 * 10: 8: 13 * 0: 4: 0: … At the front, Vettel moved closer to Hamilton due to the latter suffering from a compromised rear wing, probably caused by rubber debris in the slot gap. Due to the limited running, the last minutes were busy with most cars out on track.

Race leader Nico Rosberg needed to retire at the end of the seventh lap due to a locked throttle, handing the race lead to championship leader Lewis Hamilton. If you want to pack up the field you can do it earlier and not in the very last bit.

The second Ferrari of Kimi Räikkönen was almost half a second behind in fifth, having made a mistake at turn 13, followed by the two Force India cars of Nico Hülkenberg and Sergio Pérez. Marcus Ericsson however was confined to the sidelines as he stopped with an engine problem. [18] One lap later, Ricciardo and Sainz fought for tenth place, with Daniel Ricciardo coming out on top and retaining the position. Since water was used to clear the surface, the first laps were run on intermediate tyres by most drivers, with both Williams cars being equipped with full wet tyres, but Valtteri Bottas spun on them entering the pit lane. [3] Even with the softer tyre choice, tyre degradation was not an issue at the event, with drivers able to record fast lap times all through the race on a one-stop strategy. That's just disappointing.

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