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Russian GP: Mercedes boss blasts 'conspiracy theories'

Updated 1525 GMT (2325 HKT) May 2, 2016
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Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has hit out at the "bunch of lunatics" putting forward "conspiracy theories" that the team is sabotaging Lewis Hamilton's chances this season. Wolff responded angrily as allegations swirled on social media after the Russian Grand Prix, which was won by Hamilton's Mercedes colleague Nico Rosberg. ANDREJ ISAKOVIC/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Hamilton -- who has endured a frustrating campaign -- came second to Rosberg in Sochi, where his race was affected by an engine problem. Mark Thompson/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Rosberg won the race, finishing 25 seconds ahead of his colleague. He is now 43 points clear of him at the top of the standings. JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images