F1: Bottas wins Russian GP

Sochi: Valtteri Bottas won the Russian Grand Prix for Mercedes on Sunday after teammate and championship leader Lewis Hamilton collected two time penalties for infringements before the race had even started.

Hamilton, starting on pole position and hoping for a 91st Formula One victory which would equal Ferrari great Michael Schumacher’s all-time record, finished third behind Red Bull’s Max Verstappen.

The Briton’s lead over Bottas shrunk to 44 points after 10 races, with the Finn collecting a bonus point for the fastest lap. Inever give up. It was a good day, said Bottas.

It is nice to get a win, it has been a while and I need to keep the momentum. There are still quite a few races to go, so you never know.

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