Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton has won the Russian Grand Prix.

In the rain of Sochi on Sunday, the Mercedes driver relegated his Dutch World Cup rival Max Verstappen, who had started from the rear because of an engine change on his Red Bull, to second place.

Third place went to the Spaniard Carlos Sainz in a Ferrari.

The following are the appraisals of the international press.


Daily Mail:

"It was fitting that Lewis Hamilton's 100th victory was due to the rain gods with whom he celebrated so often in the 14 years and 108 days between his first victory and his incomparable 100th triumph."

"The Sun":

"On a heartbreaking day for Lando Norris, Lewis Hamilton took his 'magical' 100th Formula 1 victory at the Russian Grand Prix."

"The Guardian":

"To put Hamilton's record in the right light: Michael Schumacher had already surpassed 91 wins, the next most successful driver is Sebastian Vettel at 53. Hamilton remains the only driver who has made his debut in Canada in every season in 2007 could win a victory.

He is now trying to achieve his eighth title this season and surpass Schumacher's seven titles. "


"La Gazzetta dello Sport":

"Hamilton, the magician in the rain: 100th victory in Russia."

"Corriere dello Sport":

"Hamilton goes down in history: 100 victories in Formula 1. He is the first driver to reach this milestone."



“The 100th victory of a driver without equal like Hamilton is a historic mark in Formula 1. With Max Verstappen there is a contender for the throne - he started last and came second - but he will have to sweat blood to to reach the crown. "


"Lewis Hamilton, Lord and Lord in Russia, and Max Verstappen, who made an incredible race to catch up."



"Lewis Hamilton secures his 100th Formula 1 victory in Russia - and takes control of the championship again."


“Kronen Zeitung”:

“After a final rain drama in Sochi, Lewis Hamilton won his 100th Formula 1 race win and with this anniversary success he took over the championship lead again.

In contrast to the leading McLaren driver Lando Norris, the world champion, who started from fourth place, switched to intermediate tires shortly before the end and thus secured victory.

Norris was only seventh.

Max Verstappen, who started 20th and last, saved second place thanks to the weather. "


“Blick”: “The man is a living legend!

Lewis Hamilton clinches his 100th (!) GP victory and the new World Championship lead in Sochi - and in an extremely dramatic way. "