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.

  1. Bottas
  2. Verstappen (+7.7)
  3. Hamilton (+22.7)
  4. Perez (+30.5)
  5. Ricciardo (+52)
  6. Leclerc (+62.1)
  7. Ocon (+68)
  8. Kvyat (+68.7)
  9. Gasly (+89.7)
  10. 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.