Sochi hosted a stage of the Formula 1 World Cup.
The race was won by Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas. He beat Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, who was later named the best driver in the race, and Lewis Hamilton.
- Verstappen (+7.7)
- Hamilton (+22.7)
- Perez (+30.5)
- Ricciardo (+52)
- Leclerc (+62.1)
- Ocon (+68)
- Kvyat (+68.7)
- Gasly (+89.7)
- Albon (+97.8)
The start was going to be the first opportunity – actually it was a bit compromised because there was a massive bee, or something, that hit my visor, so I couldn’t really see where I should brake, so that’s why I went too deep.
“I knew it was going to be a long race. That, and with the medium tyre I had, with the opportunities – Lewis had the penalties – so once I was in clean air, I felt the pace was pretty awesome and I could really control everything. I wasn’t concerned [about Max Verstappen] because I knew how many opportunities there would be. Never give up, it’s been a good day.
It’s nice to get a win, it’s been a while and I need to try and keep the momentum. Again, managed to squeeze a few points over Lewis but there’s still quite a few races to go, so you never know. I’ll keep pushing, I wont give up and we’ll see how it ends up.” Bottas said.
Hamilton and Mercedes continue to lead the individual and overall standings.