With four races left in the 2015 Formula 1 season, Mercedes have been crowned 2015 Constructors’ Champions following Lewis Hamilton’s victory in the Russian Grand Prix.
To win the Constructors’ Championship at Sochi, Mercedes had to score just three points more than Ferrari. With Nico Rosberg forced into retirement just seven laps into the race their chances of sealing the Championship would roll into the next race.
Sebastian Vettel finished the race second and Kimi Raikkonen fifth but after a last-lap collision caused by Raikkonen with Valtteri Bottas the stewards decided to hand Raikkonen a 30-second post race time penalty. Thus demoting the Finn from fifth to eighth.
2015 is the second year that Mercedes have sealed the teams’ title in Russia.