World News – US – Valtteri Bottas wins Russian GP as time penalty denies Hamilton record bid


Valtteri Bottas won the Russian Grand Prix in Sochi as Lewis Hamilton was frustrated after a 10-second penalty denied him the chance to equal Michael Schumacher’s record of 91 Formula 1 wins

Hamilton received two separate five-second penalties for breaking the rules during practice The Mercedes driver made a practice start outside the designated area on leaving the pit lane, and took the penalty of time when he opposed the 16th lap of the race

This left the world championship leader too much to do as he returned to the race in 11th place, but Hamilton struggled in the peloton to take third behind Red Bull’s Max Verstappen his Mercedes teammate was left out, Bottas taking the checkered flag for more than 10 seconds ahead of Verstappen

Bottas had threatened to overtake pole sitter Hamilton on a dramatic first lap, which saw Verstappen running wide in the first corner Carlos Sainz and Lance Stroll also crashed, with the safety car deployed for the first five laps

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World News – United States – Valtteri Bottas wins Russian GP as time penalty denies Hamilton record-breaking bid


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