Silver Arrows seal Sochi one-two in high tension Russian Grand Prix

Driver
Chassis No.
Grid
Result
Fastest Lap
Nico Rosberg
F1 W07 Hybrid/03
P01
P01
1:39.094 (Lap 52)
Lewis Hamilton
F1 W07 Hybrid/01
P10
P02
1:40.266 (Lap 36)
Strategy
Start
Stop 1
No. 6
SuperSoft
Soft (Lap 21)
No. 44
SuperSoft
Soft (Lap 17)
Weather
Clear, dry, cool
Temperatures
Air: 16.0 – 17.6°C
Track: 33.8 – 42.4°C
  • Nico took his 18th career victory today – his first at the Sochi Autodrom and fourth of the 2016 season

  • Lewis completed a second Silver Arrows 1-2 finish of the 2016 season in P2 with a battling performance from P10 on the grid

  • Nico set the fastest lap of the race – beating the previous best of 1:40.071 (VET, 2015) by just under a second (0.977s)

  • Lewis produced a superbly controlled drive to manage a water pressure problem in the closing stages of the race and retain second position from Räikkönen

  • Nico (100) leads the Drivers’ Championship by 43 points from Lewis (57) in P2

  • MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS (157) lead Ferrari (76) by 81 points in the Constructors’ Championship