LEWIS HAMILTON blasted a “ridiculous” and “bulls**t” time penalty that value him an opportunity to match Michael Schumacher’s win report in Russia.
The Brit was hit with a 10-second penalty for practising his grid begins within the mistaken place on his solution to the monitor in Sochi.
Lewis Hamilton was annoyed at what he known as a “ridiculous” penaltyCredit score: Getty Photos
Valtteri Bottas pounced on Lewis Hamilton’s woes to win the Russian Grand PrixCredit score: Reuters
Valtteri Bottas received the ninth race of his professionCredit score: Reuters
Hamilton began on pole searching for a report equalling 91st victory in F1 however was made to accept third.
His team-mate Valtteri Bottas took full benefit to win his second race of the season from Crimson Bull’s Max Verstappen.
Hamilton advised Sky Sports activities: “I want to return and see what the foundations are or what precisely I did mistaken.
“I’m fairly certain that no-one has obtained two five-second penalties for one thing so ridiculous earlier than.
“I’ve carried out this at 1,000,000 tracks over time and by no means been questioned on it however it’s what it’s.
Lewis Hamilton was pressured to serve a 10-second penalty within the pitsCredit score: Getty Photos
The reigning world champion got here again onto monitor in eleventh however fought again onto the rostrumCredit score: Getty Photos
“After all it’s (extreme). It is to be anticipated, they’re making an attempt to cease me. However it’s okay. I have to preserve my head down and keep focussed and see what occurs.”
Six-time world champion Hamilton was heard over workforce radio saying “that is ridiculous, man” and asking “the place is that within the guidelines?” after the penalty that ruined his day.
He pitted on lap 17 to alter tyres and serve his 10-second penalty, which meant he returned to the monitor down in eleventh place.
Hamilton complained that Mercedes pitted him too early and advised his race engineer: “I do not need any extra data, Bono. It does not make any distinction.”
The 35-year-old fought his manner again to 3rd however noticed his lead within the drivers’ standings reduce.
Valtteri Bottas obtained a flying begin and virtually overtook Lewis Hamilton from the beginningCredit score: Reuters
Carlos Sainz crashed his McLaren into the barrier on the opening lapCredit score: Getty Photos
Bottas began from third however leapfrogged Verstappen from the beginning and led a drama free race to win in Russia.
Sergio Perez completed fourth for Racing Level with Daniel Ricciardo fifth in his Renault and Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc in sixth.
The protection automobile was out on the primary lap after Lance Stroll smashed his Racing Level and Carlos Sainz crunched his McLaren into the barrier.
However the remainder of the race in Russia was far much less eventful after again to again thrillers in Italy at first of the month which each noticed pink flags.
Max Verstappen got here residence second for Crimson BullCredit score: EPA
Racing Level’s Sergio Perez completed in fourth placeCredit score: AFP
Hamilton should wait till the Nurburgring in Germany subsequent trip for a shot at matching Schumacher’s report.
Bottas stated: “It is good to get a win once more. It has been some time.
“I have to try to preserve the momentum. There are nonetheless fairly just a few races to go so I will preserve pushing and preserve the strain up.”
Lewis Hamilton wore a ‘Black Lives Matter’ shirt for F1’s message towards racismCredit score: Getty Photos
Followers had been allowed into the stands for the race in SochiCredit score: Reuters
2020 RACE CALENDAR
July 5 – Austria (W: Bottas)
July 12 – Styria (W: Hamilton)
July 19 – Hungary (W: Hamilton)
Aug 2 – Britain (W: Hamilton)
Aug 9 – seventieth Anniversary (W: Verstappen)
Aug 16 – Spain (W: Hamilton)
Aug 30 – Belgium (W: Hamilton)
Sept 6 – Italy (W: Gasly)
Sept 13 – Tuscany (W: Hamilton)
Sept 27 – Russia (W: Bottas)
Oct 11 – Germany
Oct 25 – Portugal
Nov 1 – Imola
Nov 15 – Turkey
Nov 29 – Bahrain
Dec 6 – Sakhir
Dec 13 – Abu Dhabi