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Race results - Russian Grand Prix 2017 // Bottas takes first F1 victory after slog in Sochi

Bottas leads field to first F1 victory after slog in Sochi
Credit: Daimler AG

Valtteri Bottas got a superb start to the race, sweeping past both Ferrari drivers to move into the lead of the race. He barely looked back, holding off a late challenge from Vettel to secure his first victory in F1. The two Ferrari drivers joined him on the podium, with a disappointed Lewis Hamilton finishing further back in fourth.

It was one stop strategies for most drivers, although Felipe Massa picked up a puncture that saw him in the pit lane twice. Daniel Ricciardo headed into the pit lane but retired from the race on that occasion. Meanwhile, Jolyon Palmer and Romain Grosjean crashed into each other on the first lap and were both out of the race. Fernando Alonso didn't make it through the entire formation lap, his McLaren giving up at the pit entry.

BestKimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:36.844Lap 49
1Valtteri BottasMercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport1:28:08.7431
2Sebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari+0.6171
3Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari+11.001
4Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport+36.3201
5Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing+60.4161
6Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team+86.7881
7Esteban OconSahara Force India F1 Team+95.0041
8Nico HülkenbergRenault Sport F1 Team+96.1881
9Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing+1 lap2
10Carlos Sainz JrScuderia Toro Rosso+1 lap1
11Lance StrollWilliams Martini Racing+1 lap1
12Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso+1 lap1
13Kevin MagnussenHaas F1 Team+1 lap1
14Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren Honda+1 lap2
15Marcus EricssonSauber F1 Team+1 lap2
16Pascal WehrleinSauber F1 Team+2 laps2
DNFDaniel RicciardoRed Bull RacingLap 71
DNFJolyon PalmerRenault Sport F1 TeamLap 10
DNFRomain GrosjeanHaas F1 TeamLap 10
DNSFernando AlonsoMcLaren HondaLap 00