Hamilton wins Russian Grand Prix on Mercedes F1 team orders by Sebastian Vettel – We are very pleased to be informing you that World champion Lewis Hamilton won the Russian Grand Prix on Saturday after Mercedes ordered teammate Valtteri Bottas to let the British driver pass.
Lewis Hamilton increased his lead in this year’s drivers’ world championship to 50 points when he claimed an accomplished victory, aided by Mercedes team tactics, in Sunday’s Russian Grand Prix.
Hamilton wins Russian Grand Prix on Mercedes F1 team orders (Here was The Tactics)
Sebastian Vettel has defended Mercedes for its use of team orders during Sunday’s Russian Grand Prix, saying it was a “no-brainer” to help Lewis Hamilton’s Formula 1 title bid by telling Valtteri Bottas to swap positions.
Hamilton went on to win the race ahead of Bottas, giving him a 50-point lead in the drivers’ championship with five rounds to go this season.
However, Mercedes came under fire for its tactics after the race, saying
“I think well done to both of them [Hamilton and Bottas], they played together as a team very well,” Vettel said.
“In their defence, all the questions, I know that you guys [media] loved controversy, and therefore ask some naughty questions to them as individuals.
“I think in the position that they are, it was a no-brainer what they did today, so maybe not all the questions are justified.”
“For us, obviously we tried our maximum, I think there was a slim chance to finish ahead of Lewis. We have to be happy with third and settle for that today,” Vettel said.
“I still believe in our chances, yes. It takes one DNF and all of a sudden, things look different – ideally two! Which I’m not wishing to Lewis, but you never know what happens.
“So we need to stay on top of our game which maybe we haven’t been completely this weekend. Make sure that from where we are now, we focus on winning the last races.”
Not forgetten that Vettel managed to get the jump on Hamilton for second place through the pit stops, only to be re-passed, and felt Ferrari had to take the positives out of the weekend despite the daunting championship outlook.
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