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Lewis Hamilton wins Russian GP after Sebastian Vettel ignores team orders

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Lewis Hamilton won at Russian Grand Prix after a virtual safety car cost Ferrar’s Charles Leclerc the lead.

It’s Hamilton’s first win in four Grand Prix took him closer to a sixth world title.

Ferrari lost the chances of the victory following a controversy over Lecler’s team-mate Sebastian Vettel disobeying team orders.

Leclerc played his side of the bargain, but once Vettel was in the lead, he refused a demand to let his team-mate back past him.

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen finished fourth, after starting ninth following a grid penalty for using too many engine parts, and his team-mate Alexander Albon fought up from a pit lane start following a crash in qualifying to take fifth, as McLaren’s Carlos Sainz won the midfield fight in sixth place.

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