April 30, 2017 – Valtteri Bottas secured his maiden victory at a processional Russian Grand Prix this afternoon, beating the two Ferraris of Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen.

Bottas jumped Vettel and team-mate Kimi Raikkonen at the start from his third position on the grid and dominated the race until the closing stages, when Vettel used a late pit stop to close up and pressure the Finn.

The four-time champion closed up to within a second and a half of Bottas with 10 laps top go but the Finn responded and kept Vettel at arm’s length for the rest of the race.

Bottas’ team-mate Lewis Hamilton capped a difficult weekend with a race to forget and finished only fourth behind Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen.

Cla Driver Chassis Engine Gap
1  Valtteri Bottas Mercedes Mercedes 1:28’08.743
2  Sebastian Vettel Ferrari Ferrari 0.617
3  Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari Ferrari 11.000
4  Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Mercedes 36.320
5  Max Verstappen Red Bull TAG 1’00.416
6 Sergio Perez Force India Mercedes 1’26.788
7 Esteban Ocon Force India Mercedes 1’35.004
8  Nico Hulkenberg Renault Renault 1’36.188
9  Felipe Massa Williams Mercedes
10  Carlos Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso Renault
11  Lance Stroll Williams Mercedes
12  Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso Renault
13  Kevin Magnussen Haas Ferrari
14  Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren Honda
15  Marcus Ericsson Sauber Ferrari
16  Pascal Wehrlein Sauber Ferrari
 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull TAG
 Jolyon Palmer Renault Renault
 Romain Grosjean Haas Ferrari
 Fernando Alonso McLaren Honda

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