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Sep 30, 2019, 10:44 AM

As nobody got it quite right at the head of the Russian Grand Prix order, it was two midfielders who instead turned in the most impressive performances - though only one earned full marks in our ratings

Lewis Hamilton - 9

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1 W10

Photo by: Steve Etherington / LAT Images

Hamilton had the upper hand over Sochi specialist Bottas throughout the weekend and managed to split the Ferraris in qualifying, despite their advantage being just over seven tenths on the straights. Kept the pressure on the Ferraris during the race and was where he needed to be to capitalise on the virtual safety car and win.

Verdict: Yes, he needed the VSC to gain track position, but had done everything he could to get the best from the car and be in the position to benefit.

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Series Formula 1
Event Russian GP
Author Edd Straw