Oct 12, 2021 Bottas Wins Turkish Grand Prix
On a persistently damp track with light rain hovering above, Valtteri Bottas completed an impressive victory at the Istanbul Park Circuit, converting pole position into his 10th career win.
Bottas’ dominant drive in the Turkish Grand Prix helped the Mercedes-AMG Petronas team (433.5 points) maintain its lead over Red Bull (397.5 points) in the Constructors’ Championship. Lewis Hamilton finished fifth after starting the race in P11 following a 10-place grid penalty for an engine change.
Red Bull’s Max Verstappen (262.5 points) leads the Drivers’ Championship from Hamilton (256.5), with Valtteri in P3 (177 points).
“Today was probably one of the best races I’ve had ever – apart from that one little slide, everything was under control,” said Bottas. “The car has been fantastic in every possible condition this weekend and I had great confidence with it.”
The F1 season continues at the United States Grand Prix on October 24. Live coverage begins at 3 p.m. ET on ABC.