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  1. Hamilton wins, Vettel 2nd, Perez 3rd
  2. Mercedes win constructors' title after Raikkonen penalised
  3. Bottas and Raikkonen collide last on lap
  4. Rosberg out after throttle problem
  5. Battling Sainz out after brake failure
  6. Grosjean suffers heavy crash - out
  7. Hulkenberg, Ericsson, Ricciardo, Bottas out

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By Gary Rose

All times stated are UK

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Formula 1

The title is almost in Lewis Hamilton's grasp after taking victory in Russia, while Nico Rosberg retired.

Hamilton needs nine more points than Sebastian Vettel and two more than Rosberg at the next race in the USA to clinch the title.

Will he do it? Join us in two weeks to find out.

Almost time for us to wrap things up here after a thrilling Russian Grand Prix. Missed it? Then race highlights will be on BBC Three at 19:00 BST.

You can also read all about it in Andrew Benson's report here.

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The constructors' title celebrations can begin. Next up, the drivers' title. After today's dominant win, it is surely a matter of when, not if, Lewis Hamilton will wrap that one up.

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Mercedes win constructors' title

Well done to @MercedesAMGF1 for winning the constructors title #bbcf1

Congratulations @MercedesAMGF1 2015 Constructors World Champions..Boom!! 🏆🏆 #F1 #bbcf1 #Formula1


History repeats then as Mercedes secure back-to-back constructors' titles, with this one coming at the same race they won the 2014 title.

Andrew Benson

Chief F1 writer

"Raikkonen penalised 30 seconds for Bottas crash - Mercedes are constructors' champions. 

"Also a five-second penalty for Alonso for exceeding track limits, demoting him to 11th behind Verstappen."

Mercedes win constructors' title

That means Kimi Raikkonen is demoted to eighth so by our calculations...Mercedes have won the constructors' title.

Raikkonen penalised

And just as we say that, Kimi Raikkonen has 30 seconds added to his race time for causing a collision.

The late collision between Kimi Raikkonen and Valtteri Bottas is under investigation. We haven't heard anything yet, but we are keeping our eye out.


A mixed day for Williams. Valtteri Bottas crashed late on, but Felipe Massa produced a great drive to finish fourth.

McLaren finished inside the top 10, with Jenson Button ninth and Fernando Alonso 10th.

Don't think we expected a double points finish. We did everything right, that's all we can do.

Jenson Button

David Coulthard

BBC F1 co-commentator

"I totally see Lewis Hamilton as the modern-era great. He is the class of the field right now. Yes, he's in the best car in the field right now but he has engineered that."

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Mike Mawby: Everyone says what a good F1 ambassador Jenson Button is but you know what Lewis Hamilton is pretty damn good too.

Joanna Poole: Middle teams seem to do extremely well with only one car racing: Perez third today, Grosjean third Belgium, Verstappen fourth Hungary.

A hat trick for Hamilton?

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After wearing a Russian cossack following today's race, Lewis Hamilton has hats on his mind.

He told the F1 Forum: "I'm aiming for the Mexico one - the sombrero. My aim is to get on the podium there and get one of them." 

'Title only goal for now'

More from Lewis Hamilton, who is determined not to get ahead of himself despite having a 66-point title lead over new second-placed man Sebastian Vettel:

"I will take my time and work just as hard as I have done," he said.

Only Michael Schumacher and Alain Prost now have more F1 wins than him, but he says he is only focused on the title.

"The goal is still the third world title. Until I achieve that then there is no other goal."

Not over yet - Hamilton

Formula 1

Lewis Hamilton has told the F1 Forum he was hoping to race "like in Bahrain last year" with Mercedes' team-mate Nico Rosberg before the German's early retirement.

He said: "I had a really good getaway and I tried for the slipstream. I got slightly ahead but not enough and I backed off."

Is the world championship done and dusted?

"I never get to the point where I think it's done and dusted. The goal is still to make sure I have it when I cross the line in Abu Dhabi."

Formula 1

Suzi Perry and co. have caught up with race winner Lewis Hamilton for a word, watch it on the F1 Forum.

*WARNING* Interview comes with horrendous music from the Red Bull garage in the background.

A very happy Lewis Hamilton

Sergio Perez is happy, and so is Lewis Hamilton.

Thank you, Russia! Thanks to the best team in the world @mercedesamgf1. #RussianGP #TeamLH

Thank you, Russia! Thanks to the best team in the world @mercedesamgf1. #RussianGP #TeamLH

Very proud of team - Perez

Formula 1

More from a very happy Sergio Perez after finishing third:

"I was so hard on myself. I lost position on corner 13, but by corner 15 I said 'Checo, there is nothing more you could have done'.

"When Valtteri came alongside me, there was nothing I could do. We had very little rubber left. The last five laps it was just about managing the braking and not flat-spotting them.

"This team, the people we have and level of engineering is pretty high and I am very proud of them.

"People seem to forget we only had two days of testing before the season started."

David Coulthard

BBC F1 co-commentator

Sergio Perez showed he is a quality driver. He did everything that was asked of him. There was a bit of luck in the end but that is F1 and he deserved his podium.

'Thanks to the Finns'

Formula 1

Force India chief operating officer Otmar Szafnauer on the BBC F1 Forum after Sergio Perez finished third:

"It's a bit lucky for us that the two Finns came together. It was going to be marginal with the tyres at the end.

"We pitted earlier because we thought it would take longer to fix the barrier (after Romain Grosjean's crash) than it actually did.

"There will definitely be a bonus payment for Sergio. Hopefully having him on the podium will be a boost before America and Mexico."

Giancarlo Fisichella

A first podium for Force India since last year's Bahrain Grand Prix, and a third in total. They probably won't get a more dramatic one than today's as well, Sergio Perez snatching it from the jaws of defeat courtesy of the late collision between Kimi Raikkonen and Valtteri Bottas.

Carlos Sainz

Carlos Sainz almost completed the perfect day having come out of a massive crash in practice on Saturday unscathed, got back in his Toro Rosso and got up to seventh from the back of the grid before a problem late on ended his race.

He also ended up making contact with the barrier at Turn 13, where he crashed yesterday, and he said: "We could have had P6. We had great pace. With eight laps to go I crashed again. The barrier at Turn 13 and I are going to become friends I think."

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#bbcf1 Brilliant from Perez, Button & Alonso, they deserved points today, following their determination. Shame about the 7 retirements tho

@bbcf1 #bbcf1 Rosberg's race was ended by a very minor fault. Is it surprising we don't see these more often?

Feeling ok after one of the biggest shunts of my career. Feeling sorry for the guys and the lost points... #RussiaGP

Feeling ok after one of the biggest shunts of my career. Feeling sorry for the guys and the lost points... #RussiaGP

Sebastian Vettel is up to second in the drivers' championship after finishing second today, and while a title challenge has probably come too late this season, he is hoping for an even closer battle next season.

"I hope so," he said when asked if they can challenge for the title in 2016. "That is our target, we want to be a bit better in the race and make sure we give Mercedes a really good challenge."

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What was interesting was this was a better race for the fact the tyres weren't degrading and the drivers were able to push.

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Claire Scrivens: what a Finnish!!!! Gutted for valtteri such a shame for both the Finns. Great race though.

John Mulholland: It was Kimi's fault but he's a racer and decided to have a go. Made it an exciting end.

Keith Benjafield: I hope the FIA throw the book at Kimi. He ruined a great drive by Bottas. What an idiot!! Spoiled the race for us Williams fans.

Raikkonen 'ruined my day'

A stern-faced Valtteri Bottas has just been talking to BBC F1's Lee McKenzie and, understandably, he is not happy after he was punted out on the last lap by Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen when running third:

"I got past Perez and approaching Turn Four someone hit me from behind. It's really disappointing because it's ruined my day."

Does he expect a penalty for Raikkonen?

"I would guess so but I would have to see the video.

"It feels pretty bad when it ends up like this. All the hard work doesn't matter when you end up with zero points."

Russian GP Forum

Coverage on BBC One has finished but there's still plenty going with the Forum on BBC Red Button and at the top of the page right now, or via the live coverage tab for followers on mobiles.

Andrew Benson

Chief F1 writer

"If Raikkonen is penalised for the Bottas crash and demoted to eighth or lower, Mercedes are constructors' champions."

Four-time world champion Alain Prost had 51 F1 wins, Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel are now tied on 42...

During two weeks I have to look in both mirrors at the same time. Not easy #vettel#hamilton

'Raikkonen came from a long way back'

Formula 1

Williams' head of vehicle performance Rob Smedley is choosing his words carefully on BBC TV:

"Raikkonen seemed to come from a long way behind. When they started braking, he wasn't anywhere near him."

Could there be a penalty for Raikkonen?

"Possibly, if the stewards feel he caused the accident."