Eighth victory of the Finnish sports career, the second in Austria

The 77 thinks that the control of the race has not gotten out of hand

Valtteri Bottas has achieved his first victory of the season and the eighth of his sports career at the Red Bull Ring. The Finn has imposed himself after dominating from start to finish a crazy race full of tension due to the appearances of safety cars. For the second consecutive year, Valtteri started by climbing to the top of the podium.

Bottas dominated the race in comfort until the arrival of the first safety car. From there Lewis Hamilton was glued to his tail and both pilots were calmer, since the team asked them to be careful with the pianos. After the last two periods of Safety Car, he ran away and no one disputed the victory, the second of his sports career on this circuit.

“We have experienced a lot of pressure throughout the race, especially during the safety car periods. I have kept control of the race despite everything, and there is no better way to start this season,” said Bottas as soon as he got off the car. car.

Bottas has acknowledged having been afraid that the car would not cross the finish line. Finally, these bad omens have not been fulfilled and he finished first, achieving victory and leadership in the world championship.

“We had to manage the car a lot during the middle of the race. We have not been able to use the pianos, I have become concerned but we have managed to finish the race. We are already leading the Drivers’ World Championship, it is a good start,” he said. Bottas to finish.

With this result and Lewis Hamilton’s fourth place in this race, Bottas leads with a 13 point advantage over his teammate. This is the biggest advantage the Finn has had when he has been the leader of the world championship. Of course, you must continue in this line to maintain that advantage for the rest of the season.

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