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Oct 12, 2014

Motor racing-Hamilton says Bianchi was always on his mind

SOCHI, Russia, Oct 12 (Reuters) – The champagne was sprayed on the podium, and celebratory glasses clinked in the Mercedes hospitality, but Russian Grand Prix winner Lewis Hamilton never lost sight of the bigger picture on Sunday.

With French driver Jules Bianchi critically ill in a Japanese hospital after suffering severe brain injuries in a crash at Suzuka only seven days ago, a cloud has hung over Formula One all week.

Oct 12, 2014
Oct 12, 2014

Hamilton wins as Mercedes take constructors’ title

SOCHI Russia (Reuters) – Lewis Hamilton won the inaugural Russian Formula One Grand Prix and extended his championship lead to 17 points on Sunday in a Mercedes one-two that clinched the team’s first constructors’ title.

The Briton, who started on pole position, chalked up his fourth win in a row and ninth of the season after German team mate Nico Rosberg locked up at the first corner and damaged his tires in a costly error.

Oct 12, 2014

Motor racing-Hamilton wins as Mercedes take constructors’ title

SOCHI, Russia, Oct 12 (Reuters) – Lewis Hamilton won the inaugural Russian Formula One Grand Prix and extended his championship lead to 17 points on Sunday in a Mercedes one-two that clinched the team’s first constructors’ title.

The Briton, who started on pole position, chalked up his fourth win in a row and ninth of the season after German team mate Nico Rosberg locked up at the first corner and damaged his tyres in a costly error.

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