Valtteri Bottas took his second victory in Formula One after a close finish in the Austrian Grand Prix.
Valtteri Bottas survived a jump-start investigation to score his second Formula 1 victory in the Austrian Grand Prix, holding off a stiff assault by points leader Sebastian Vettel in the final laps.
Bottas, whose maiden F1 pole had come earlier in the season in Bahrain, crucially led Vettel after the first run of laps in the final qualifying segment
Ricciardo, having dived passed Williams pair Stroll and Felipe Massa at the restart, thus moved into the lead, from the 18-year-old rookie and Haas' Kevin Magnussen.
Hamilton and Bottas were closely matched through the first sector. But around the sinuous middle part of the lap – where Hamilton’s qualifying effort came to an end 12 months earlier – he was sublime.
The Mercedes pair were joined on the podioum by Daniel Ricciardo. The Red Bull driver’s team mate Max Verstappen held second after a great start but dropped out early on when his car lost power.
It moves the four-time World Champion 25 points clear of Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton, who recovered from 13th on the grid to seventh.
Renault is proud to start the 40th anniversary celebrations of its Formula 1 debut over the course of this weekend's Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix.
Vettel jumped into the lead at the start of the race, but a collision in the first turn between Valtteri Bottas and Kimi Raikkonen sent the Ferrari into the side of Max Verstappen
Valtteri Bottas withstood a late-race charge from Sebastian Vettel to score the first victory of his grand prix career.
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