Bottas claims maiden F1 victory

By on Sunday, April 30, 2017

Valtteri Bottas won the Russian Grand Prix to score his maiden Formula One victory by .617 of a second over Scuderia Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel. The result came after 81 races in Formula One, but only his fourth with Mercedes. The Finn took over Nico Rosberg's seat at Mercedes, after The German retired at the end of the 2016 season.

Bottas' triumph also kept Mercedes’ record at Sochi Autodrom intact, as the manufacturer won all the Russian GP to date, in 2014 and 2015 with Lewis Hamilton and the 2016 race with Rosberg.

Race results:

1.  V. Bottas Mercedes 1:28:08.743  
2.  S. Vettel Ferrari +0.617  
3.  K. Raikkonen Ferrari +11.000  
4.  L. Hamilton Mercedes +36.320  
5.  M. Verstappen      Red Bull +1:00.416  
6.  S. Perez Force India      +1:26.788  
7.  E. Ocon Force India +1:35.004  
8.  N. Hulkenberg Renault +1:36.188  
9.  F. Massa Williams +1 Lap  
10.  C. Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso +1 Lap  
11.  L. Stroll Williams +1 Lap  
12.  D. Kvyat Toro Rosso +1 Lap  
13.  K. Magnussen Haas +1 Lap  
14.  S. Vandoorne McLaren +1 Lap  
15.  M. Ericsson Sauber +1 Lap  
16.  P. Wehrlein Sauber +1 Lap  
17.  D. Ricciardo Red Bull +47 Laps  
18.  J. Palmer Renault +52 Laps  
19.  R. Grosjean Haas +52 Laps  
20.  F. Alonso McLaren +52 Laps

Formula One takes a weekend off before returning to action on May 12-14, for the Spanish Grand Prix at the Circuit de Barcelona – Catalunya.

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