april 30, 2017 - Pirelli formula1

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas wins with one-stop strategy, after great duel against Sebastian Vettel’s Ferrari at the end

The Russian Grand Prix was won with a one-stop strategy by Mercedes driver #valtteribottas, who claimed his debut victory. Just one pit stop was used by nearly all drivers, as has always been the case in Sochi. The Finn took the lead on the first corner from third on the grid using ultrasoft, stopping for the supersoft tyre before his key rival: Ferrari’s #sebastianvettel. Vettel stayed out six laps longer, using his fresh tyres to catch Bottas in the closing stages of the race. The top eight all used an ultrasoft-supersoft strategy.


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