Internet Desk: Valtteri Bottas won the first race of his F1 career at the Russian Grand Prix 2017. The Finnish driver who drives for Mercedes from 2017, partners with British driver Lewis Hamilton. However things took an ugly turn for Hamilton when he had a shocker of a race in Sochi.
Hamilton finished in the fourth position after he struggled with performance issues in his car. He started complaining about an under-performing engine from the very beginning of the race. After investigations it was revealed that the engine suffered from overheating issues and Hamilton had to shut down the power to complete the race.
Bottas had a great race after he leapfrogged both Kimi Raikkonen and Sebestian Vettel from the very beginning of the race.
This was the Finnish driver’s only win in his career’s 81 races, but it’s the German driver Sebestian Vettel who leads the driver’s championship.
Four cars were eliminated from this race early one when Daniel Ricciardo’s brakes on his Red Bull caught fire.
And Jolyon Palmer and Romain Grosjean had a coming together on the first lap, with both drivers blaming each other.
Palmer said: “It was the first corner and I had a Suaber on the outside and Grosjean on the inside. I don’t know what he thought I was going to happen.
“He kept up the inside and he hit me. I am blaming him, because you are coming in hot and there is not any space. I could not turn out because there was a Sauber there.”
Meanwhile, Fernando Alonso endured another nightmare as his McLaren conked out on the way to the grid.