Valtteri Bottas Triumps In 1st Career Formula One Victory Sunday in Russia

We all knew the time would be coming, the one when Valtteri Bottas finally won his first career Formula One victory. That time, ended up being today, as the Finland native took the checkered flag first in Sunday’s Russian Grand Prix. Bottas, got a great start and by Turn 2, was leading. He would never look back, giving the lead up only when he came down pit lane on the Sochi track. When the pit sequences ended, Bottas was up front, bringing his No. 77 Mercedes to victory in just…

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Ferrari’s Sweep Front Row for 1st Time Since 2008

Friday, Ferrari’s were saying that the Mercedes drivers were sandbagging. In the two practice sessions, Ferrari led the way in each session while both Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton played second fiddle to their Ferrari counterparts. I think Ferrari felt threatened still despite being 1-2 on the speed chart. 

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Will Russia Be the Spot Williams Gets Going? Why They’re the Sleeper Team to Watch This Weekend

So far, 2017 hasn’t been the season that Williams fans wanted to see in Formula One. They’re fifth in the constructors standings after three races. But, the good news is, they’re just one point behind fourth right now. They’re also a wide 31 points though out of third though. Rookie Lance Stroll has struggled out of the gates as he’s had a DNF in all three races this year. Felipe Massa, who came out of retirement to replace the departing Valtteri Bottas, has had finishes of sixth, 14th and sixth respectively. 

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Don’t Look for Red Bull Racing to Close the Gap This Weekend in Russia

So far, the 2017 Formula One season has been dominated by Mercedes and Ferrari. The two teams have combined to lead all the laps this year as well as take all three checkered flags first. Sebastian Vettel won at Australia and Bahrain while Lewis Hamilton won at China. The two manufacturers are way ahead of everyone else in the constructors standings with Ferrari leading Mercedes 102 to 99. Red Bull Racing, is next in class though, as they’re third in the constructors standings with 47 points. They have had just one…

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Will Someone Other Than Mercedes Lead Laps This Weekend in Russia

As we enter the fourth annual Russian Grand Prix, just one driver on the Formula One grid has ever led a lap around the 18-turn Sochi Autodrom street course in Russia. That driver, is Lewis Hamilton. Since the inaugural race in 2014, Mercedes drivers have led all 159 laps in Russia. Hamilton, has led 100 laps while his former teammate Nico Rosberg led the other 59. Hamilton, also won the first two years at Sochi, while Rosberg reached victory lane a year ago. But, with Rosberg since retiring, Hamilton is…

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Double Points for McLaren Honda Team in Russian Grand Prix

The Russian Grand Prix was the best performance out of the McLaren-Honda team in quite some time. What made it even more refreshing, was that they didn’t expect it this weekend. For just the second time since the start of last season, McLaren earned double points. Fernando Alonso finished sixth today while his teammate Jenson Button came home 10th. It was the first race this season that either came home with a top 10 result as it was Alonso’s first top 10 since a fifth place effort at Hungary 13…

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Disastrous Weekend for Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel as He and Kvyat Have Another Run In

Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel had high hopes entering this weekend’s Russian Grand Prix. The German entered this weekend’s race with a new nose and an upgraded engine package. That gave them high hopes that they could close the gap between their Ferrari’s and the dominating Mercedes team. Instead, Vettel leaves with one of his most disappointing weekend’s since he began racing in Formula One. It all started Friday when Vettel lost an hour of running in Friday’s second Sochi practice session with a suspected electrical problem on his No. 5…

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