After an action-packed race weekend ends at Sochi
Autodrom, the Formula 1 paddock head towards the
Istanbul Park Circuit for the Turkish Grand Prix.
So let’s take a look at the winners and losers that
emerged from the main race of the Turkish Grand
Valtteri Bottas who started from pole finally end his winless streak at Istanbul Park by securing his first win after the 2020 Russian Grand Prix. Bottas finished 14.5 seconds ahead of second-placed Verstappen and setting the fastest lap on the final lap.
Hamilton, who started P11 thanks to an engine penalty, quickly made up places and moved into the top 5. However, the Briton who moved into podium places after Leclerc pitted, would eventually end up P5 after a poor pit stop strategy.
Max Verstappen comfortably crossed the chequered flag at P2, 14.5 seconds behind race winner Valtteri Bottas. In addition, the Dutchman has retaken his lead in the driver’s championship and is currently six points ahead of his arch-rival Lewis Hamilton.
Fernando Alonso, who started in the top for the first time after Japan 2014, spun on the opening lap after Gasly front tier tangled with Alonso’s rear. The Spaniard then tipped Mick Schumacher into a spin on Lap 2, for which he received a five-second penalty.
Sergio Perez and Lewis Hamilton engaged in a thrilling wheel to wheel battle at the end of lap 34 and into lap 35 and on turn 1 Perez hung on the inside line to stay P4. In addition, Perez secured his first podium after the French GP.
On lap 38, Sebastian Vettel opted for a pair of slicks while the track was still wet. As a result, the four-time world champion heads off the track multiple times, heading back to the pits for a set of inters a lap later -with a spin at pit entry.