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2015 Russian GP

Force India, or Sahara Force India Formula One Team made it to the podium at the 2015 Russian Grand Prix.

With only four races to go in the 2015 season, Lewis Hamilton has distanced himself in the front by 73 points, after Rosberg was forced to retire in today’s race. Rosberg started the race from P1, but retired in the 9th lap after his car started to have problems. This leaves Rosberg with a mathematical chance to win year’s championship.

Force India driver, Perez was in the third place till the penultimate lap of the race. But lost his place to Ferrari’s Kimi and Williams’ Bottas on turn 13. Luckily for him, Bottas and Kimi were fighting for the third spot. One aggressive move from Kimi at turn 4 of last lap, saw Bottas and him spinning out of the track.

Kimi managed to recover, but Bottas had to retire from the race due to this incident. But in all this, Perez managed to secure the third place. This is Perez’ fifth podium finish.

Apart from the battle at the top, the race also saw a severe crash which destroyed the Lotus F1 car driven by Romain Grosjean completely. The incident occurred during Lap 12, turn 3. You can watch it in the video below.

2015 Russian Grand Prix – Results

2015 Russian Grand Prix - Results

2015 Driver Standings after 2015 Russian GP

1 LEWIS HAMILTON 302
2 SEBASTIAN VETTEL 236
3 NICO ROSBERG 229
4 KIMI RÄIKKÖNEN 129
5 VALTTERI BOTTAS 111
6 FELIPE MASSA 109
7 DANIIL KVYAT 74
8 DANIEL RICCIARDO 73
9 SERGIO PEREZ 54
10 ROMAIN GROSJEAN 44
11 NICO HULKENBERG 38
12 MAX VERSTAPPEN 32
13 FELIPE NASR 23
14 PASTOR MALDONADO 20
15 FERNANDO ALONSO 12
16 CARLOS SAINZ 12
17 MARCUS ERICSSON 9
18 JENSON BUTTON 8
19 ROBERTO MERHI 0
20 WILL STEVENS 0
21 ALEXANDER ROSSI 0

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