A crazy end to the 2021 Russian Grand Prix saw Lewis Hamilton take his 100th victory in Formula 1

Rain flooded the track in the final few laps and leader Lando Norris decided to stay out in his McLaren, which was ultimately the wrong decision, and led to Hamilton jumping his fellow Brit in the closing stages. 

Elsewhere, Max Verstappen took full advantage of the weather as he charged from last on the grid to a magnificent second place. 

F1 Russian GP 2021 – Full Race Results

Pos.DriverTeamTime
1Lewis HamiltonMercedes1:30:41.001
2Max VerstappenRed Bull+53.271
3Carlos SainzFerrari+62.475
4Daniel RicciardoMcLaren+65.607
5Valtteri BottasMercedes+67.533
6Fernando AlonsoAlpine+81.321
7Lando NorrisMcLaren+87.224
8Kimi RaikkonenAlfa Romeo+88.955
9Sergio PerezRed Bull+90.076
10George RussellWilliams+100.551
11Lance StrollAston Martin+116.198s
12Sebastian VettelAston Martin1 Lap
13Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri1 Lap
14Esteban OconAlpine1 Lap
15Charles LeclercFerrari1 Lap
16Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo1 Lap
17Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri1 Lap
18Nikita MazepinHaas2 Laps
19Nicholas LatifiWilliamsDNF
20Mick SchumacherHaasDNF

Reaction from Hamilton

With the first half of the race going away from Hamilton, he stormed back after the pit stops and eventually a better call to come in for intermediate tyres won out and gave the seven-time world champion his 100th F1 victory. 

“It’s taken a long time to get to 100 and at times, I wasn’t sure it would come,” Hamilton said after the race. 

“Lando did such an amazing job, he had incredible pace. It was bittersweet to see my old team ahead. The team made a great call right at the end, I didn’t want to let Lando go but again I didn’t know what the weather was doing.”

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