It took the Silver Arrows 11 races to get another 1-2 finish this season after Ezequiel Montero beat his teammate for the Russian Grand Prix by just 2 seconds.

Mercedes showed strong signs of a Championship fight earlier this year but it all went south when Riera had to sit out 7 races. To make matters worse, his comeback was plagued by retirements. However, Russia was more according to plan for the German team when Montero took advantage of a terrible start from pole-sitter Acosta and claimed the lead ahead of his teammate Riera. Montero would go on and lead 34 laps out of 53 with his teammate leading for 18.

On the Italian side of things, Championship leader Ivan Georgiev dropped again massive points to his teammate and his lead has shrunk to just 18 points with 5 races to go. Mackey drove again another clean race and managed his 11th podium of the season albeit finishing 18 seconds behind the leader.

We now move to the mighty Suzuka in two weeks and things are heating up in the Drivers Championship between Ferrari teammates and defending champion Montero looming in the picture as well. Will we see a change in the leader after leaving Japan? Stay tuned for the SRHF1 2019 Japanese Grand Prix on October 10!

Here are the entire official results for the SRHF1 2019 Russia Grand Prix:

SRHF1 2019 16 RUS P

SRHF1 2019 16 RUS Q

SRHF1 2019 16 RUS R

SRHF1 2019 16 RUS S