Hamilton vs Norris: Onboard with team radio for the dramatic final laps that decided the race in Russia


The final six laps of the Russian Grand Prix were the most dramatic of the entire race, as rain fell at Sochi and put the drivers in a hugely difficult position: pit for intermediate tyres and risk losing all, or stay out and hope they could get around the last few laps without sliding off.

This difficult choice was most acute for race leader Lando Norris – chasing down his first ever Grand Prix win – and Lewis Hamilton behind him, chasing his 100th.

Hamilton opted to pit, while Norris tried to brave it out. In hindsight we know which was the correct choice, but what was it like for the drivers and their teams having to make that call in real time and with so much at stake?

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Hit play on the video above to join them in the cockpit for those crucial final laps, and hear the key radio calls between the drivers and their race engineers as they wrestled with the conditions, and the strategy dilemma...


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