2015 Russian Grand Prix result

2015 Russian Grand Prix

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144Lewis HamiltonMercedes531hr 37m 11.024s
25Sebastian VettelFerrari535.9535.953
311Sergio PerezForce India-Mercedes5328.91822.965
419Felipe MassaWilliams-Mercedes5338.8319.913
526Daniil KvyatRed Bull-Renault5347.5668.735
612Felipe NasrSauber-Ferrari5356.5088.942
713Pastor MaldonadoLotus-Mercedes5361.0884.580
87Kimi RaikkonenFerrari5372.35811.270
922Jenson ButtonMcLaren-Honda5379.4677.109
1033Max VerstappenToro Rosso-Renault5388.4248.957
1114Fernando AlonsoMcLaren-Honda5391.2102.786
1277Valtteri BottasWilliams-Mercedes521 lap1 lap
1398Roberto MerhiManor-Ferrari521 lap150.084
1428Will StevensManor-Ferrari512 laps1 lap
153Daniel RicciardoRed Bull-Renault476 laps4 lapsSuspension
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55Carlos Sainz JnrToro Rosso-Renault458 laps2 lapsBrakes
8Romain GrosjeanLotus-Mercedes1142 laps34 lapsAccident
6Nico RosbergMercedes746 laps4 lapsThrottle
27Nico HulkenbergForce India-Mercedes053 laps7 lapsAccident
9Marcus EricssonSauber-Ferrari053 laps0.000Accident

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25 comments on “2015 Russian Grand Prix result”

  1. Useless from Kimi. GP2 move.

    1. Well, Kimi didn’t miss the corner, he was going right inside it. If Bottas would leave him space a bit Kimi wouldn’t touch him. Bottas was just too slow and moved far too deep inside.

      1. @regs Kimi dived in from a mile away. There was absolutely no reason for Bottas to leave him space.

        1. @strontium

          There was absolutely no reason for Bottas to leave him space.

          Ummm…there was. He would have ended up 4th, instead of DNF.
          Not saying he should have; but to claim he had no reason is not true. If he was fighting for a championship, i assure you he would have been more aware of Raikkonnen banzai antics.

          Remember, Lewis gave Rosberg a wide berth at the start last year, when he tried a kamikaze move.

        2. I am not so sure, to be honest. Kimi took Valtteri out, but somehow I didn’t like the way Valtteri took that corner. I keep reading in several places the idea that Kimi throwed the car “from a mile”, which honestly seems like nonsense to me: Kimi was in position to try, he was close enough, both have been fighting for position for two full laps, and it was a legit try.

      2. Bottas was in front. He had the corner. It’s up to Kimi to complete the move, not for Bottas to jump out of the way like a frightened rabbit.

        1. True. But sometimes, discretion is the better part of valour; and you gotta lose something, to win something. When a pedestrian sees a crazy driver approaching, he does not saunter over a zebra crossing just because it is his right of way, and the car are supposed to stop.

          1. @kbdavies Your example does not fit the situation in my opinion: they are racing drivers, they can’t just leave space for every crazy move that the guy behind might do it. If you do it you just encourage drivers to make very risky moves.
            And there’s also the fact that Bottas probably didn’t see Raikkonen, because you are not supposed to check your mirrors in the middle of the corner to see if your opponent just divebombed you.

          2. That’s not a valid comparison at all (far from it, to be honest). When a pedestrian is trying to cross, they aren’t usually walking at 50, 80, 120 or however many miles per hour and they have plenty of time to stop and try to comprehend the situation they’re in. They would also have good views up and down the road and be able to see the “crazy” driver approaching.

            If I’m in a racing car and I’ve safely braked and turned into a corner, the last thing I expect to happen is some halfwit crashing into the back of me, especially if said halfwit has a driver’s title under his name and oodles of racing experience. Bottas can’t reverse out of the corner and can’t reverse time. He was taking the normal racing line; he wasn’t weaving around or doing anything silly.

            As I said in my previous post, Bottas was in front. Kimi was behind. Where on earth do you expect Bottas to go?

          3. At that angle, I highly doubt Bottas would be able to see Kimi braking at all. Even if he had given him room or gone wider, Kimi would have rammed right into him anyhow. Kimi just banked the whole turn on Bottas and went on his way. Another misfortune race for Bottas this year, definitely deserves to be higher in the points tally, probably not the ranking though.

      3. Yeh he was going to the apex perfectly, with his wheels locked while smashing into the car in front. Even if Bottas had given space at the apex, which he didn’t have to, Kimi would have still smashed into him. Just dreadful driving and his comments in the pen were pretty bland and complacent. Give his seat to someone who cares.

      4. ColdFly F1 (@)
        11th October 2015, 14:46


        Well, Kimi didn’t miss the corner

        But he did miss to notice the car in front of him going for that same corner!

      5. @regs
        Well, Bottas didn’t miss the corner, he was going right inside it. If kimi would leave him space a bit Bottas wouldn’t be touched by him. Kimi was just too clumsy and moved far too deep inside.

      6. im kimi fun but truth must be told.That was unnecessary move from kimi.That was suicide.

  2. Wolff was unsatisfied with Rosberg’s pole, so expected outcome for him. Whole season being sabotaged by the team.

    1. hahahaha. Sabotage the throttle pedal, yeah that really makes sense :)

    2. oh, come one. Surely you can’t be seriously thinking that Mercedes would ruin claiming the constructors championship by doing someting with Rosbergs car?

      I think they would have quite comfortably seen their cars finish a 1-2. And even if they had really wanted to get Hamilton ahead, that is easy enough to do in the pits.

    3. Uh-oh, tin-foil hat alert!

  3. And in the end it’s Massa who brings home the points for Williams haha :D

  4. Massa getting fourth is a rather surprising result given his qualifying result, although he did make a good start and had a fair bit of luck – obviously he benefitted from the Bottas/Raikkonen collision, but also from Ricciardo’s retirement, without those happening he’d have only been seventh (I won’t mention Sainz as he would had a 5 second time penalty so Massa would most likely have finished ahead of him even without the spins).

    The real surprise in my opinion is that McLaren got a double points finish on the track with the longest ‘straight’ on the calendar! Not bad for a GP2 engine!

    1. The SC helped Massa, like it did for others too @jw14b; and also, he had a car to race for the podium, as his teammate showed.

  5. Who got the quickest lap?

  6. Alonso: Button is faster than you!

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