How it was the first Russian stage of "Formula 1"

• How was the first Russian stage of "Formula 1"

On the "Sochi Autodrome" on Sunday October 12, the first in the history of the Russian stage, "Formula 1". The winner of the Grand Prix was the Briton Lewis Hamilton of Team Mercedes. Russian President Vladimir Putin, who watched the race from the sidelines, stepped to the podium and handed the cup to the winner. At the finish of the current leader of Individuals, collected at the end of 53 laps formulaic "Grand Slam", almost 20 seconds ahead of team-mate German Nico Rosberg. The third was the Finn Valtteri Bottas of Williams. Russian Daniil Kvyat from Toro Rosso team has come to finish 14th. Russian Marussia team has finished his speech early - her driver Max Chilton fizzled out due to technical problems with the car.

Double success in Sochi (1st and 2nd place Hamilton and Rosberg) allowed the team to win the Constructors Championship Mercedes, which owned the last four years, Red Bull. The next stage, the US Grand Prix, will be held October 31 - November 2 on the road in Austin.

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Before the race was held colorful ceremony: first pilots traveled to the audience at a special loading platform, greeting fans, then at the starting line before the dancers were "Todes", and then along the main grandstand volunteers carried the Russian flag 450 meters long. On the track made Cossack Choir and over motor racing track aerobatics showed aerobatic team "Rus", reports "Interfax".

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Rider team, "Toro Rosso" Daniil Kvyat before the start of the race.

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Preparation of the car before the race.

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The pilots before the start of the race.

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The cars participating in the race.

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After the Grand Prix of the Russian team, "Mercedes" for the first time won the Constructors Championship in history.

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Dmitry Medvedev takes pictures of the machine.

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The driver team, "Red Bull Racing" Daniel Rikkyardo

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Putin and chief promoter of "Formula 1" Bernie Ecclestone

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The track "Sochi racetrack"

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Billionaires and friends of Vladimir Putin Gennady Timchenko and Arkady Rotenberg on the podium during the race.

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The driver team, "Lotus' Romain Grosjean (left) and driver team," Sauber "Adrian.

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Check Result

1. Lewis Hamilton (Britain, "Mercedes") - 1: 31: 50,744

2. Nico Rosberg (Germany, "Mercedes"), 13, 6

3. Valtteri Bottas (Finland, "Williams"), 17, 3

4. Jenson Button (Britain, "the McLaren") 30, 2

5. Kevin Magnussen (Denmark, "McLaren") 53, 6

6. Fernando Alonso (Spain, "Ferrari") +1.00 0

7. Daniel Rikkyardo (Australia, "Red Bull") +1.01, 8

8. Sebastian Vettel (Germany, "Red Bull") +1.06, 2

9. Kimi Raikkonen (Finland, "Ferrari") +1.18, 9

10. Sergio Perez (Mexico, "Force India") +1.20, 1

11. Massa (Brazil, "Williams") +1.20 9 12. Nico Hulkenberg (Germany, "Force India") +1.21, 3

13. Jean-Eric Vergne (France, "Toro Rosso") +1.37, 3

14. Daniil Kvyat (Russia, "Toro Rosso") + 1 lap

15. Esteban Gutierrez (Mexico, "Sauber") circle 1

16. Adrian Sutil (Germany, "Sauber") + 1 lap

17. Romain Grosjean (France, "Lotus") +1 lap (5 seconds penalty for a collision with Sutil)

18. Pastor Maldonado (Venezuela, "Lotus") circle 1

19. Marcus Ericsson (Sweden, "Caterham") +2 range

20. Kamui Kobayashi (Japan, "Caterham") - did not finish

21. Max Chilton (United Kingdom, "Maroussia") - did not finish

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Film director Nikita Mikhalkov.

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The driver team, "Mercedes' Nico Rosberg took the 2nd place of the Russian stage in circuit racing world championship in the class" Formula 1 "

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Winners of the Russian stage, "Formula 1" at the award ceremony (from left to right): Team Rider "Mercedes' Nico Rosberg - 2nd place rider team," Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton - 1st place, "Williams' team rider Valtteri Bottas - third place.