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Formula 1. Turkish GP: Bottas win in Istanbul

Valtteri Bottas back on the top step of the podium. The Mercedes driver won the Turkish Formula 1 Grand Prix on Sunday, ahead of two Red Bull drivers, Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez.



Valtteri Bottas back on the top step of the podium! The Mercedes driver won the Turkish Formula 1 Grand Prix on Sunday, ahead of two Red Bull drivers, Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez. Starting 11th, Lewis Hamilton limits the damage by finishing 5th just ahead of Pierre Gasly. He nevertheless cedes the lead of the world championship to his Dutch rival.


#Formula1turkish2021 Lewis Hamilton limits the damage by finishing 5th just ahead of Pierre Gasly. He nevertheless cedes the lead of the world championship to his Dutch rival.

Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) won the 10th victory of his Formula 1 career on Sunday at the Istanbul circuit in Turkey. He beat the two Red Bulls of Max Verstappen and Sergio Pérez.


The Dutchman took advantage of the 5th place of his rival Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) to take back the reins of the world championship, for six points. The fight is far from over, with six races remaining to decide the 2021 season champion


It’s the tenth Grand Prix victory and the first this season for Valtteri Bottas, who started from pole position and posted an error-free race. He had not won since the 2020 Russian GP. With this victory, he consolidated his third place in the championship ahead of Briton Lando Norris (McLaren), 7th in the race.


Turkish Grand Prix results



Starting 11th because of a penalty for an engine change on Friday, beyond the quota authorized per season, Lewis Hamilton climbed up to 3rd place before falling to 5th at the end of the race due to a bad pneumatic strategy. Like Charles Leclerc (Ferrari), 4th at the finish, he believed for a long time that he could go to the end of the race without going through the pits.

But both the British and the Monegasque finally had to resign themselves to stopping, the second losing in particular his chances of victory, then of the podium.



Behind the Top 5, Frenchman Pierre Gasly (AlphaTauri) takes 6th place, closely followed by Norris. Spaniard Carlos Sainz Jr (Ferrari), who started last, climbed to 8th.


The Canadian Lance Stroll (Aston Martin) and the other Frenchman Esteban Ocon (Alpine), the only driver to have completed the entire race with the same set of tires, completed the Top 10.


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