Again, the «Mercedes» Grand Prix «f-1» ended with the victory of Bottas

© RIA Novosti . Vladimir Astapkovich in fotoreceptori. Formula 1. Grand Prix of Russia. RaceAgain, the «Mercedes» Grand Prix «f-1» ended with the victory of Bottas© RIA Novosti . Vladimir Astapkovich the image Bank

Grand Prix of Russia «Formula-1» the fourth time ended with the victory of the Mercedes, but this time on the highest step of a pedestal rose Finnish driver valtteri Bottas.

Bottas, who finished on Saturday in qualifying for third place on Sunday in Sochi won the first race in career. German Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari, who started from pole position, finished the race in second place, while his team-mate Finn Kimi Raikkonen finished third.

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Already some of the traditions of the race Grand Prix of Russia began with a few incidents. The Spanish pilot «McLaren» Fernando Alonso out of the race, even she not really leaving – the car of the Spaniard stalled on the formation lap.

One of the ornaments of the last Grand Prix was a great overtaking, full launched the third Bottas is already on the starting line: Finn in just a few seconds broke into the lead of the peloton, beating like Raikkonen and Vettel. This maneuver, as it turned out, and prejudge the outcome of the race. In the end, the Finnish athlete has retained the first place, their first victory at a stage «Formulas-1» in his career and brought Mercedes another success in Sochi.

«I don’t think during a race matter, angry or not, — said Bottas told reporters. — When I’m on the road, no emotions, I’m just trying to perfect turns and circles. Conversations about my status in the team didn’t work on me. It’s okay, you go first, and you try to catch up with, so of course, I feared that Sebastian (Vettel) approach. I asked for a bit of silence the team, and it helped me. I think I just had a good start and then managed to hold the speed.»

The organizers of the Grand Prix work done was satisfied. Stage promoter Sergey Vorobyov said that the weekend was at the highest level, thus able to carry out and very useful talks with the new leadership of «Formula 1». In February, the contract on carrying out in Russia of a stage «Formulas-1» has been extended to 2025, and VTB Group became the title partner of VTB Grand Prix of Russia «Formula-1» that allows you to build very long-term plans.

«The understanding at the highest level. We have held a series of meetings as the new leadership of «Formula 1″ with the leadership of our country, and we have held working meetings, discussion of various details of specific development plans. Now we’ll work on them, develop, describe growth plan telerating, attendance, popularity of the sport in Russia until 2025. First outline of document this weekend with the new leadership has already been done, and now begins the most interesting work on his finishing,» — said Vorobyov.

© RIA Novosti . Alex Codecoverage in fotomonster Chairman of RF government Dmitry Kozak (centre) and CEO of Formula One Group chase Carey (left). Right to left: the promoter of the Grand Prix of Russia Sergei Vorobyov, Governor of the Krasnodar territory Vyacheslav Kondratyev, the first Deputy President – Chairman of Board of Bank VTB Vasily TitovAgain, the «Mercedes» Grand Prix «f-1» ended with the victory of Bottas© RIA Novosti . Alex Codecoverage in fotomonster Chairman of RF government Dmitry Kozak (centre) and CEO of Formula One Group chase Carey (left). Right to left: the promoter of the Grand Prix of Russia Sergei Vorobyov, Governor of the Krasnodar territory Vyacheslav Kondratyev, the first Deputy President – Chairman of Board of Bank VTB Vasily Titov

Again, the question was raised the night of the race, but this idea, as it was announced during the weekend, has ceased to be a priority. As stated by Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak, the issue of transition to another format is in doubt, as the current TV picture and is so gorgeous.

«The picture that comes from Sochi now, great, there are doubts whether to carry the Grand Prix for the evening. Hardly a night race improve television picture. Question night the Grand Prix was not discussed with the leadership of «Formula 1″, this question requires further study,» — said Kozak to journalists.

© RIA Novosti . Vladimir Astapkovich in photobackpack designers 2017 (left) and the Cup of the winner of the first place racer team «Mercedes», Valtteri BottasAgain, the «Mercedes» Grand Prix «f-1» ended with the victory of Bottas© RIA Novosti . Vladimir Astapkovich in photobackpack designers 2017 (left) and the Cup of the winner of the first place racer team «Mercedes», Valtteri Bottas

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