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    • Top ten: Rosberg, Hamilton, Raikkonen, Bottas, Massa, Alonso, Magnussen, Grosjean, Perez, Button

      Lap 53
    • Rosberg wins his 4th GP in a row in 2016! Hamilton fails to catch him but did well to claim P2 after starting from P10 while Raikkonen manages to get ahead of Bottas and claims P3!

      Lap 53
    • First points for Renault this season if Magnussen manages to keep P7!

      Lap 52
    • Grosjean still fending Perez off, the Mexican refuses to give up.

      Lap 51
    • Button pulls of a good move on Sainz and moves into P10.

      Lap 50
    • Does Button realise that Sainz has a 10 second penalty?

      Lap 49
    • 5 laps to go!

      Lap 48
    • Massa pits and is out on supersofts.

      Lap 48
    • As the race comes to an end in a couple laps, there could be some position changes in the middle of the grid.

      Lap 46
    • Rosberg approaching some traffic now.

      Lap 45
    • Button just can't seem to crack that top 10, while his teammate Alonso runs comfortably in P6.

      Lap 44
    • Ricciardo moves up to 13th now.

      Lap 43
    • Word to Hamilton is that his engine has stabalised.

      Lap 42
    • Hamilton is behind Rosberg by 13secs and ahead of Raikkonen by 13secs.

      Lap 41
    • Raikkonen still running in 3rd with Bottas behind him.

      Lap 40
    • Grosjean locks up on turn 13, but leaves no desire for anyone to take advantage.

      Lap 39
    • Rosberg gains 2 seconds on Hamilton.

      Lap 39
    • Hamilton told by Mercedes that he has a water pressure issue.

      Lap 38
    • Perez has a go at Grosjean, but the Frenchman shuts him down.

      Lap 37
    • Amazing. Magnussen is running in P7.

      Lap 36
    • Alonso is now in P6.

      Lap 35
    • Verstappen out! Retires in P6 after a good run.

      Lap 34
    • Hamilton has now cut three seconds off Rosberg. How long can the German keep his teammate at quiet.

      Lap 34
    • The two Red Bulls are now battling each other for P15.

      Lap 33
    • Hamilton has cut down his gap from Roberg byt two seconds!

      Lap 32
    • Perez now in P10 now after Sainz gives up his position.

      Lap 31
    • Exciting battle hear for P8. Grosjean, Magnussen and Ricciardo all involved.

      Lap 31
    • Magnussen passes Ricciardo, while Grosjean follows him.

      Lap 30
    • Rosberg continues to run comfortable in in P1, no threats once again.

      Lap 29
    • Kvyat passes Wehrlein on the Mediums.Nasr up next now for the Russian

      Lap 28
    • Top 5 all running on softs.

      Lap 27
    • Sainz handed a 10 second penalty after he supposedly forced Palmer off the ttrack.

      Lap 27
    • Perez boasts about his race pace to his Force India team on the radio.

      Lap 26
    • Ricciardo running in 10th.

      Lap 25
    • Rosberg lapping faster than Hamilton now with a 12 second lead.

      Lap 24
    • After Verstappen pitted, Hamilton moved into P2.

      Lap 23
    • By the way, Rosberg re-entered the track in P1. No threats for him.

      Lap 22
    • Verstappen now running in P2 now!

      Lap 22
    • Rosberg pulls into the pits now.

      Lap 21
    • Raikkonen unhappy with Ferrari's pits, he re-enters the track behind Hamilton and ahead of Bottas.

      Lap 21
    • Rosberg and Raikkonen yet to make a stop yet.

      Lap 20
    • Probably one of his more easier overtakes, Hamilton eats Alonso for P5.

      Lap 20
    • Bottas gives Hamilton the inside and the Brit gracefully accepts.

      Lap 20
    • Hamilton breathing down the neck of Bottas, expect the World Champion to open the DRS and pip him.

      Lap 19
    • Alonso now in P5, Bottas and Hamilton behind him.

      Lap 18
    • Hamilton into the pits now. the Brit comes out just behind Bottas! Close.

      Lap 18
    • Hamilton now in P2, Raikkonen in P3.

      Lap 17
    • Bottas retreats to the pits, smooth stop from Williams and the Finn comes out in P7.

      Lap 17
    • Looks like Bottas's rear tyres are done for. Should be in the pits soon.

      Lap 16
    • Rosberg now has a 12 second lead on Bottas.

      Lap 15
    • Raikkonen keeping up with Hamilton, can he make up any ground? Is Hamilton due for a pitsop soon?

      Lap 14
    • Bottas has separated from the niggling Hamilton.

      Lap 13
    • Nasr reporting a puncture to Sauber.

      Lap 13
    • Rosberg puts in fastest lap in the 1:41s

      Lap 13
    • Alonso running impressively in P7, how long the Spaniard keep it up for?

      Lap 12
    • Button running in 12, but Perez is behind him and looking dangerous.

      Lap 12
    • Rosberg running freely in P1 with clean air, Hamilton will be jealous of that as he is busy dicing with Bottas.

      Lap 11
    • Palmer running in 10th. Gutierrez takes his drive through.

      Lap 10
    • Raikkonen gaining some ground on Hamilton and Bottas now as the two fight for P2.

      Lap 10
    • Kvyat suffers 10 second penalty for hitting a car. While Gutierrez also suffers a penalty for hitting Hulkenberg.

      Lap 9
    • Hamilton lining up Bottas, how long can the Williams driver last?

      Lap 8
    • Perez eats Kvyat to claim P16 and then goes ahead of Ericsson for P15.

      Lap 7
    • Raikkonen and Bottas going at it but Bottas keeps him at bay. However, while the two Finns were battling it out, Hamilton took advantage of a distracted Raikkonen to go ahead of him into P3!

      Lap 6
    • Haryanto was hit by a spinning car and is also out after that Lap 1 carnage.

      Lap 6
    • Verstappen also gained some track position from P9 and is now running in P6.

      Lap 5
    • Bottas 2 secs behind Rosberg, Raikkonen falling slightly behind the two while Hamilton catches up to all of them.

      Lap 4
    • Hamilton up to P4 now! He eased passed Massa and is now challenging Raikkonen and Bottas for their positions.

      Lap 4
    • Safety cars retreats in! And Rosberg pulls away!

      Lap 4
    • Footage shows Vettel was hit by a Red Bull in the back twice in two different corners.

      Lap 3
    • Kvyat also gets a wing change.

      Lap 2
    • Gutierrez has also had repairs done. New nose on for him. Absolute carnage after that first corner of the Sochi Autodrom.

      Lap 2
    • Teams now in the pits changing their tyres.

      Lap 2
    • Grosjean is running in P8.

      Lap 2
    • Hulkenberg out now as well! Hamilton is now in fifth! Safety car is out now. Too much debris on the track from Vettel's car.

      Lap 1
    • Green light is on! Rosberg pulls away, Bottas sticks to P2, Raikkonen takes Bottas on P2. Vettel out! The German collides into a Red Bull and hits the wall! Safety car deployed.

    • Formation lap underway! Drivers are warming their tyres up.. The entire top 10 running used supersofts, while Sainz in P11 on brand new ones.

    • Covers are being removed off the tyres. We're about to get underway!

    • Plenty of buzz around the track today, especially from the Russian crowd!

    • Bernie Ecclestone just gave Hamilton a few words of encouragement on the starting grid.

    • Teams giving out last minute instructions to their drivers on the track.

    • Sunshine in Sochi today!

    • Niki Lauda on what Hamilton should expect: ""It's never easy to pass but I think he has a good chance. He should have no problem."

    • Toro Rosso driver Max Verstappen says that their main competition today will be Force India.

    • McLaren duo Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso are yet to win a point this season for their team.

    • Championship leader Nico Rosberg is 36 points ahead of second place Lewis Hamilton.

    • Ahead of his home race, Daniil Kvyat says: I am fortunate to have a home race and have my home crowd, it is getting more and more popular.

    • Suffering problems during the weekend, Haas driver Romain Grosjean will be hoping to at least get a point today.

    • Mercedes are also the only constructor to win a F1 race in Russia.

    • Also a note, Hamilton is the only winner of the Russian Grand Prix, claiming victory in 2014 and 2015.

    • Vettel this morning ahead of the race: "I think we can have a good race from where we are. We should be a bit quicker than other cars around us."

    • Just a reminder: Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel was hit with a five-place grid penalty and will start the Russian Grand Prix in P7, while World Champion Lewis Hamilton will start in P10 after an engine failure halted his challenge before Q3 could start.

    • It's race day! Welcome to the Sochi Autodrom! We're an underway in one hours time.