Full podium for OZ: Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport and Scuderia Ferrari dominate Russia GP
Valtteri Bottas celebrated his first Formula One win in one of the hardest-fought races in years. Valtteri took the initiative straight from lights out, nailing his start from P3 on the grid to perfection as he swept past not one but both of the Ferraris on the long run down to Turn 2, snatching the lead. Ferraris were flying after switching to the red-marked Pirelli rubber and Vettel started to eat into the Silver Arrows lead lap after lap. The gap was down to just a second as the scarlet Ferrari chased the Mercedes across the line for the final lap.
A front row lock-out in qualifying and both cars on the podium at the end of the race, courtesy of Seb Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen finishing second and third respectively in a Russian Grand Prix that was settled in two moments; the start and the final lap. Thanks to this result Seb extends his lead in the Drivers’ classification over Hamilton, who finished fourth, to 13 points. In total the Scuderia walks off with 33 points thanks to Kimi also making it to the podium for the first time this season.
Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport and Scuderia Ferrari pilots compete with OZ Racing made-in-Italy wheels, which deliver the highest performance and at the same time guarantee lightness, strength and record structural rigidity.