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Formula One: Raikkonen penalty in Russia seals Constructors’ championship for Mercedes

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Mercedes AMG Petronas have taken the 2015 Formula One Constructors’ championship following today’s Russian Grand Prix at the Sochi Autodrom. The team initially hadn’t done enough to take the title this time out, but a post-race penalty for Kimi Raikkonen has cost Ferrari enough points to seal the title for Mercedes.

The team had a mixed race after Lewis Hamilton took his 42nd race victory after team-mate Nico Rosberg retired early on. The team had looked set to take the title in the United States Grand Prix in 2 weeks time, but Kimi’s penalty gives them an insurmountable lead over Ferrari.

Raikkonen’s 30 second penalty for his late race contact with Valtteri Bottas moves him down to 8th in the Russian Grand Prix results, with Fernando Alonso also given a 5 second penalty that moves him outs of the points.

2015 Russian Grand Prix results:

POS

Driver

Team

Points

Grid

1

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

25

2nd

2

Sebastian Vettel

Ferrari

18

4th

3

Sergio Perez

Force India

15

7th

4

Felipe Massa

Williams

12

15th

5

Daniil Kvyat

Red Bull

8

11th

6

Felipe Nasr

Sauber

6

12th

7

Pastor Maldonado

Lotus

4

14th

8

Kimi Raikkonen

Ferrari

10

5th

9

Jenson Button

McLaren

2

13th

10

Max Verstappen

Toro Rosso

0

9th

11

Fernando Alonso

McLaren

1

18th

12

Valtteri Bottas

Williams

0

3rd

13

Roberto Merhi

Manor

+1 Lap

19th

14

Will Stevens

Manor

+1 Lap

17th

15

Daniel Ricciardo

Red Bull

DNF

10th

16

Carlos Sainz

Toro Rosso

DNF

20th

17

Romain Grosjean

Lotus

DNF

8th

18

Nico Rosberg

Mercedes

DNF

1st

19

Nico Hulkenberg

Force India

DNF

6th

20

Marcus Ericsson

Sauber

DNF

16th

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Jordan Groves
Jordan Groves
18 years old, UK. Formula One & Formula E Correspondent for RTR Sports. Fan of Formula One, Formula E, NASCAR, IndyCar, BTCC and many more! Follow me on Twitter: @jgroves1996

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