Hamilton cruises to victory as Rosberg's title hopes fade in a cloud of Pirelli smoke.
|F1 journo super excited by race. via WTF1|
Fernando Alonso's sybilline declarations post race were far more interesting than following Hamiltons "brilliant"
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Barring an unlikely string of mechanical failures on Lewis' car, Nico can kiss the championship goodbye at this point. Mercedes decided it would side with Hamilton after the incident at Spa and since then it's been one mistake after another for Rosberg.
Williams looked close-ish but it really was not, Hamilton was just cruising.
Toro Rosso only did well early on because they had no gas in the cars. The plan to have Vladimir Putin take his shirt off mid race and ride a bear across the track causing a safety car and precipitating a Kvyat win, sadly did not pan out.
After the race Putin seemed very interested in how much weight Lewis loses during a race.
Alonso kept things interesting, albeit outside the car, telling SkySports Ferrari si the team that he loves and that when the dust settles "you will say it was obvious he would do that". Later he told NBC's Will Buxton that he will not be in a Mercedes powered car next year.
Obviously, Fernando is a master level troller of the media.
2014 FORMULA 1 RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX
Note - Hulkenberg, Magnussen, Chilton, Maldonado dropped 5 grid places for unscheduled gearbox changes. Maldonado also dropped 5 as remainder of 10-place penalty for engine change at last round