Valtteri Bottas made the most of his Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton’s penalty to win the 2020 Russian GP. Max Verstappen finished 7.729 secs adrift in 2nd place. Meanwhile, Hamilton was denied the chance to equal Michael Schumacher’s record for the most wins in F1, and had to settle for 3rd place.
- Bottas wins Russian GP, 7.729 secs ahead of Verstappen
- Hamilton recovers from two penalties to finish 3rd
Lewis Hamilton’s Russian GP penalty
Hamilton was the man to beat at Sochi. But things went awry for the British driver before the race even started, with the stewards investigating him for making his practice start outside the designated area.
The Sochi circuit’s layout always makes for interesting starts, with the long run to the first corner providing plenty of opportunities for overtaking. Starting from 3rd on the grid, Bottas caught a good slipstream,…