Hamilton clinches ninth victory of season at Russian GP

Johannesburg, Oct.12 (ANI): Reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton has secured his ninth title of the season by cruising to a commanding victory at the Russian Grand Prix in Sochi on Sunday.

Hamilton took the lead when his Mercedes’ team-mate Nico Rosberg retired mid-way between the race after suffering from mechanical misfortune.

Reflecting on his triumph, the defending two-time world champion said that he felt really excited as Rosberg was really close to him.

Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel, who won last in Singapore, finished second ahead of Sergio Perez of Force India.

Williams’ Felipe Massa was fourth ahead of Vettel’s team-mate Kimi Raikkonen.

With the win, Hamilton has clinched his 42nd victory of the Grand Prix and will now be aiming to seize another title in the in the next race in the United States on October 25.(ANI)

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