Formula 1: Hamilton wins after Rosberg retirement to extend championship lead

Lewis Hamilton took advantage of Nico Rosberg’s technical problems to win the Russian Grand Prix and extend his lead in the drivers’ championship.

Rosberg had complained about problems with his throttle, and it meant that he ended up conceding the lead to Hamilton before being forced to retire.

Sebastian Vettel took second for Ferrari – and Force India’s Sergio Perez managed third after a dramatic last two laps, in which Valtteri Bottas and Kimi Raikkonen both moved through to push him off the podium.

Rosberg has a pit stop
Rosberg has a pit stop – Reuters

Then Raikkonen decided to push harder and attempt to take third place himself, moving through on the inside of Bottas despite the opportunity being limited, and ended up prodding him off the track and out of the race.

Raikkonen’s car also sustained damage, shunting him down the field and giving Perez his place back.