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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Ferrari’s Say Mercedes Team is Sandbagging in Russia, Mercedes Drivers Refute That

The Ferrari vs. Mercedes rivalry has always been an intense battle between the two storied teams in the Formula One paddock. After a few down years for the Scuderia camp, they’ve since rebounded in 2017 and are challenging their Mercedes counterparts again. The rivalry started to heat up again this weekend in Russia, as the Ferrari drivers are blaming the Mercedes team of sandbagging in the two practice sessions on Friday from the Sochi circuit. Vettel, who paced the second practice session and was fifth in session No. 1, said…

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Ferrari’s Lead Formula 1 Practice on Friday in Russia

Is the tide turning in Russia? Entering this weekend’s Russian Grand Prix, Mercedes drivers have won all three poles, won all three races and even led every lap of all three events. But, after three races to start the Formula One season, Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel has won two of the three events. Also, they’re right on the tail of Mercedes for laps led in 2017 too. After practice in Sochi on Friday, it appears that the two Ferrari cars may be the ones to beat now this weekend. 

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Valtteri Bottas Hoping for Repeat Germany Performance This Weekend

After two very successful seasons the last two years, Valtteri Bottas has struggled a bit in 2016. Bottas, finished fourth in the Formula One drivers standings in 2014, and backed that up with a fifth place effort a year ago. The Finnish driver had two runner-up efforts, eight podiums and 21 top five finishes in those 38 races. But, in 11 races this season, Bottas has just one podium and only three top fives to his credit. He’s hoping that he can change that this weekend though, and be competitive with the…

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Nico Rosberg Leads Entire Russian Grand Prix En Route to 7th Straight Win

Another Formula One race, another Nico Rosberg victory. The German led flag to flag in Sunday’s Russian Grand Prix en route to his seventh straight Formula 1 victory (including 4-for-4 in 2016). It was also his ninth top two finish in his last 10 starts, as this year’s championship is his to lose as he now holds a 43-point lead in the standings. Rosberg’s win was aided once again by his main challengers’ struggles as Sebastian Vettel was involved in a first lap accident in Turn 2. Vettel, was hit…

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Nico Rosberg Earns Russian Grand Prix Pole

Nico Rosberg is on a terror. He’s won five straight Formula 1 Grand Prix’s and has a great chance to make that six straight on Sunday afternoon. Rosberg, will start on the pole for Sunday’s Russian Grand Prix as he topped Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel by 0.706-seconds in the final round to earn the top starting spot tomorrow. But, with Vettel having a five position grid penalty and his Mercedes teammate of Lewis Hamilton having issues during the final round of qualifying, Rosberg has a great shot at winning again this…

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