Kimi Raikkonen has been given a half-minute penalty as punishment for spinning Valtteri Bottas out of the Russian Grand Prix on the final lap of the race, thus handing Mercedes the 2015 constructors' title.

The Finns were disputing third position coming into the closing stages when Raikkonen's botched attempt to pass at turn four instead spun the Williams off the track and out of the race.

With Raikkonen sustaining damage, he slipped behind Sergio Perez and Felipe Massa before the chequered flag, to cross the line in fifth place.

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However, stewards have apportioned blame to Raikkonen for the incident, handing him a 30secs penalty - the equivalent of a drive--thru - that drops him to eighth position.

As a consequence, Mercedes has been crowned the 2015 F1 Constructors' champions by default in Russia for the second season, albeit one race earlier than in 2014.

Raikkonen's demotion lifts Daniil Kvyat into fifth place for his home race, with Felipe Nasr up to sixth for Sauber and Pastor Maldonado into seventh for Lotus.

Fernando Alonso was also given a penalty of five seconds for track limits abuse, dropping him out of the points to 11th and promoting Toro Rosso's Max Verstappen to