Bottas Secures His First F1 Victory at the Russian Grand Prix

Finnish racing driver, Valtteri Bottas secured his first Formula 1 victory on Sunday in the 2017 Russian Grand Prix. For a long time, Bottas was seen as the underdog of team Mercedes when compared with Lewis Hamilton, however, that impression given to many F1 fans appears to be changing.

With Vettel remaining close behind, Bottas managed to keep a level-head and claim victory by 0.617 seconds. Sebastian Vettel was followed by Kimi Raikkonen who took third place. Hamilton followed soon after to claim fourth, resulting in the top-four positions being fully occupied by drivers for Mercedes & Ferrari.

After an incredibly exciting race, Vettel finished with a 13-point lead over Lewis Hamilton, Whereas, Mercedes finished just one point ahead of Ferrari in the constructors’ championship with 136 points in total.

 

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