Valtteri Bottas is a winner in Formula 1 after both a decisive start and an excellent late-race defense against Sebastian Vettel in the 2017 Russian Grand Prix, scoring his first win in his 81st Grand Prix start and the first in just his fourth race with Mercedes AMG Petronas.
The Bottas victory is one of many story lines to emerge from the fourth Russian Grand Prix from the Sochi Autodrom, since the event’s premiere in 2014.
All the latest from this weekend’s race is recapped in the fourth and final weekend installment of the NBC Sports Group original digital series, Paddock Pass, from Sochi.
Previous weekend installments are linked below:
Additionally, there were a bunch of post-race interviews during F1 Extra presented by Jaguar, broken out one-by-one. Those are linked here.
Sunday in Russia, Buxton caught up with Valtteri Bottas, Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen, Felipe Massa, Daniel Ricciardo, Fernando Alonso, Romain Grosjean, Jolyon Palmer, Sergio Perez, Nico Hulkenberg, Lance Stroll and Carlos Sainz Jr.
Those interviews and an overall wrap from Russia are in Paddock Pass: