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  1. Hamilton wins, Rosberg 2nd, Bottas 3rd
  2. Button 4th, Magnussen 5th, Alonso 6th, Ricciardo 7th
  3. Vettel 8th, Raikkonen 9th, Perez 10th
  4. Rosberg pits on Lap 2 after flatspotting tyres illegally overtaking Hamilton
  5. Caterham's Kobayashi told to retire to save mileage
  6. Marussia's Chilton out, Sutil and Grosjean make contact
  7. Use the live coverage tab to watch the race again

Live Reporting

By Lawrence Barretto

All times stated are UK

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Lewis Hamilton was the

King of the Sochi Autodrom this weekend, the 2008 world champion looking like this track was made for him from first practice to
today's race in what was a difficult weekend for Formula 1 as thoughts remained with Jules Bianchi, who is in hospital with severe head injuries following a crash at Suzuka last weekend.

Hamilton now leads the championship by 17 points with three races and 100 points remaining, courtesy of double points at the last race in Abu Dhabi.

We've got a three-week gap until the next race, with Austin playing host to the United States Grand Prix. I'll be back at 15:30 BST on Friday, 31 October to bring you live coverage of first practice. Until then, it's good afternoon from me.


So Lewis Hamilton leads the way in the drivers' standings with Nico Rosberg and Daniel Ricciardo second and third respectively. Valtteri Bottas moves up to fourth, with Sebastian Vettel dropping to fifth.

You can see the full standings here.

Jenson Button
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Jenson Button, who has yet to sign a deal for next year, is asked what he would like to be doing next season:"I'd love to go racing and be in a competitive car in F1 and that is what I am doing everything to do.

"It was tough [not knowing what McLaren were doing] for a little while but it's not tough any more, it's tougher for my team mate. I have been in the sport for a long time, I have won a world title and won 15 races but for Kevin [Magnussen] he is in his first season and there is more pressure on him to get a drive. I just hope they make the right decision."

"I was in a battle with Lewis and I messed up," says Nico Rosberg. "I was a bad mistake too. It was my corner - or I thought it was - but it was the first time arriving there at full speed with full fuel. I thought I wouldn't get into the top 10 after that but the car was amazing.

"There was one phase when I had a lot of degradation. I got a lot of oversteer and I thought they wouldn't make it to the end of race. I was nursing them a lot. In the end I could have got more out of them. I was driving the whole race on tyres that they said you cannot do any more than 29 laps on them."

Looking ahead to the last three races, Rosberg adds: "I need to continue to attack and I need to look to win them. All the next three races are my favourites."

"It was important that we show everything we can for Jules and his family," says Williams' Felipe Massa, who finished 11th. "I am a very big friend of his so it is not easy for me to talk about it but it was good to see all the drivers come together for him. We are all together all the time but we really showed it today."

"It's great that [Valtteri] Bottas did such a good job for us today but Mercedes were just too fast for us," says Williams deputy team principal Claire Williams. "Big congratulations to them because they have obviously taken the constructors' title.

"When you see Nico come in that early you think it's a shoe-in and then maybe something will happen to Lewis and we can get on the top step but as Valtteri said third place was really the best we could expect.

"We have got a great car it's just a shame Felipe [Massa] couldn't make it past [Sergio] Perez but hopefully he can score some more points in Austin but the big thing today was that we have extended our lead over Ferrari."

"We really went in to the race thinking that we could battle with Mercedes for the win but that was not the case in the end," says Williams' Valtteri Bottas, who starts third. "We are not here to be the best of the rest we are here to be the best and we are aiming for that.

"There are three races to and it's going to be really hard to beat them in those races but over the winter we will be working to close that gap."


"There is an incredible synergy within the team, there is huge support from the team and they are real racers," says Lewis Hamilton. "They really want to win and this car and this engine are just mind-blowing.

"I am very happy here and I am very committed as they are with me," says Hamilton, whose contract runs until the end of 2016. "Lets get this season out of the way and then we will talk about a new contract.

"I think longevity with a team is something really special, I had six great years at McLaren and I would love that here with Mercedes."

Lewis Hamilton
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"We will all celebrate together and then prepare for the rest of the races, there are still three very tough races to go," adds Lewis Hamilton, who leads Nico Rosberg by 17 points with 100 still on the table.

"I have never won in Brazil so I am really looking forward to that. Nothing changes, we still have to attack. Nico is driving phenomenally well and I still have to compete with him."

Lewis Hamilton and Eddie Jordan
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"The circuit is just great and it's great fun to drive, OK I wasn't being pressured during the race but when you lead there is a different kind of pressure," adds race winner Lewis Hamilton.

On the battle into the first corner with his team-mate, Hamilton says: "The last time we [Nico Rosberg and I] were that close the guy took me out. I was just making sure I didn't get any punctures and got round the first lap.

"I still thought he would be pushing me but he did the damage to his tyres but I was so surprised he finished second on the same tyres though."

Lewis Hamilton
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"It's been an incredible weekend and it's been an unbelievable job from this team for what they have achieved and it's been great to be a part of it," Lewis Hamilton tells Suzi Perry. "The car has been a dream to drive and I could have only dreamed of a day like this."

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Lewis Hamilton heads round the garage hugging mechanics before heading back out into the pit lane to speak to Suzi, Eddie and David.

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Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg join Niki Lauda, Toto Wolff and Paddy Lowe at the front for the celebratory team photo. They pose with a pit board which reads "17 BIA" in tribute to Jules Bianchi, who is in hospital with severe head injuries following a crash at last Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix. They then swap it for a board which reads: "2014 World constructors' champions".

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If you missed the start of the race,

watch a dramatic lock-up from Nico Rosberg, which saw the German briefly take the lead before having to hand the place back to Lewis Hamilton and then stop for fresh boots at the end of the lap.

"I think the start - we knew that was the only chance for us to have some joy today," says Ferrari's Fernando Alonso, which finished sixth. "We attacked and gained some positions but we were the fourth fastest [team] on the track today so we didn't have the pace to keep Kevin [Magnussen] behind. So it was no big change for us and sixth is what we deserved today."

"We all raced for Jules today - it's not a complete race because we were missing one of our colleagues. And in the next three weeks we hope to be able to stand in front of your cameras and have some good news for you."

Is there any news about Jenson Button's future at McLaren? "No," says Eric Boullier. Well that's definitive.

"Nothing related to us, maybe a personal issue," says McLaren racing director Eric Boullier when asked about why Jenson Button appears downbeat. "He's doing very well. His pace at the end of the race was very good."

Mercedes on Twitter: A big day for the team but all of our thoughts and prayers are with Jules, his family and our friends at @Marussia_F1Team #ForzaJules

Force India on Twitter: Congratulations to @MercedesAMGF1 - 2014 World Constructors' Champions! Cupcakes at Brackley later this week?

Ferrari on Twitter: Congratulations to @MercedesAMGF1 on their deserved Constructors' Title. Enjoy the feeling...we'll be back!

Lotus on Twitter: Congrats @MercedesAMGF1 for being awesome. Oh and for winning the 2014 World Constructors' Championship; that's pretty awesome too.

"It's been a pretty good weekend at least considering what we had to deal with with the penalty and the gearbox," says McLaren's Kevin Magnussen, who finished fifth. "To get back and finish fifth is very good and for Jenson to finish fourth is very good too so a great day for the team."

"It was a strange race," says McLaren's Jenson Button, who finished fourth. "How can you do so many laps of one set of tyres? It was back to old school racing which is good from one respect but it does mean that the fastest car wins.

"I think some of it is the circuit but I think we have improved the set up of the car and we have found some of other things that have worked for us. We will see how we get on in Texas and I am looking forward to it."

Both McLarens finish in the top five for the first time since the opening round in Australia. Jenson Button was fourth with Kevin Magnussen fifth.

Button looks down, though. "There must be a number of factors but he's been driving exceptionally in the last few races," says BBC co-commentator David Coulthard.

Mercedes crew

The champagne is out in the Mercedes garage, with the crew wearing celebratory T-shirts. The trophies are being passed round so Mercedes staff can pose for photos. They'll be up on their respective Facebook profiles shortly, no doubt.

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"We don't forget about Jules, this is still overshadowing everything we do," says Mercedes co-team boss Toto Wolff. "Nico made the move [at the start] and it looked clean and Lewis seemed to have lost it. Lewis might have thought it was the dirty line and braking would be tricky. Nico might have made that corner if he didn't lock it up. It could have been "cold-blooded Lewis" or "lucky Lewis" - it doesn't matter."

On former Mercedes team boss Ross Brawn's input in their success, Wolff said: "We talked about Ross a lot and he has been so fundamental to the team - he built the foundation of the team. This is his trophy, too. There are several hundred people in Brackley and Stuttgart who have played a part as well."

"They [Mercedes] will never be great until they win another constructors' championship," says BBC F1 analyst Eddie Jordan. He's a hard man to impress.

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Dr Ibezim Chidi: My driver of the day #Nico but Hamilton undisputed winner. Congrats Lewis. Highly deserved after domination.

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"It means a lot," says Mercedes non-executive chairman Niki Lauda of the team's triumph in the constructors' championship. "I have to tell you I'm a little emotional. When we started this together - Ross Brawn, Toto Wolff and myself - it was hard work. It's an emotional moment, but let's think of the next race already.

"We will celebrate, but we have to go home. Lewis is flying home with me. Nico did a very good job after his first lap mistake. I'm happy, I can't say any more than that.

"They raced today, you saw at the first corner. I thought that's it again, but it was not as there was enough run-off. They always race, they will continue to do this. Lewis is on a very good track, four in a row. It looks very good for him, it keeps the momentum."

Bottas on the podium
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"I need to be happy for us as a team, what we have been doing since last year is amazing," says Williams' Valtteri Bottas, who finished third.

"We were the best of the rest today but unfortunately Mercedes were quicker than us. But we did the best we could do so we are happy with more points and another podium finish."

Nico Rosberg
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"It was a great strategy our car is unbelievably, it's so good," says Nico Rosberg, who finished second and now trails his Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton by 17 points in the drivers' championship.

"Half of me is so disappointed because I messed up today but the other half is made up for the team. We have secured the most important title of the season and I am very happy and that's why I can still smile."

Podium interview
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"I'm so happy to be here," says Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton, who secured his ninth race win of the season. "We have had another amazing week, Russia and the people have been fantastic and I am looking forward to being here for many more years to come.

"It is also not that far from where I live so I will be popping over for holidays.

"Nico did a great job to recover today and as a team we did a great job to win the first constructors' championship for Mercedes; it's a wonderful day."

Hamilton gets trophy from Vladimir Putin
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No driver has won four successive races in one season and failed to go on to win the title. Lewis Hamilton, pictured here receiving his trophy from Russian president Vladimir Putin, has now achieved the feat twice this season.

Mercedes-Benz engines finish the race 1-2-3-4-5 in a grand prix for the first time.

Here's how they finish: 1) Hamilton 2) Rosberg 3) Bottas 4) Button 5) Magnussen 6) Alonso 7) Ricciardo 8) Vettel 9) Raikkonen 10) Perez

11) Massa 12) Hulkenberg 13) Vergne 14) Kvyat 15) Gutierrez 16) Sutil 17) Grosjean 18) Maldonado 19) Ericsson

DNF: Kobayashi, Chilton

Lewis Hamilton leads Nico Rosberg by 17 points in the drivers' championship but there are still three races and 100 points left on the table - don't forget double points in Abu Dhabi.

Champagne celebration on the podium
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Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg drench Mercedes co-team boss Paddy Lowe in champagne. It was always going to happen.

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Lewis Hamilton takes the plaudits from the fans before the trophies are handed out. Mercedes co-team boss Paddy Lowe is up there as Mercedes' representative to receive the winning constructors' trophy which was enough to ensure the team won the constructors' title.


Lewis Hamilton looks a little surprised at the commotion in the pre-podium room. He then heads over to Valtteri Bottas and congratulates the Finn on his strong pace in the race.


Lewis Hamilton shakes Russian president Vladimir Putin's hand with the Russian's bodyguards and Bernie Ecclestone watching on.