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F1 Paddock Pass: 2016 Canadian Grand Prix (VIDEO)

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Ahead of this weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix, NBC Sports Group brings the latest in the original digital series, Paddock Pass, on site from the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, in a three-part episode.

Will Buxton is fresh off being in Detroit last weekend for the IndyCar race, while also filming Off The Grid for a future episode of that series from Montreal to air later this year.

From Montreal, in part one, Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo explains his team’s infamous Monaco Grand Prix pit stop gaffe, while Sauber’s Marcus Ericsson discusses this race and his Monaco penalty, after clashing with his teammate Felipe Nasr.

In part two, Williams Martini Racing’s Felipe Massa looks ahead to Montreal. Unfortunately for Massa, a DRS issue in the first practice has prompted his team to need to make repairs.

Sergio Perez of Sahara Force India also checks in.

And in part three, Monaco Grand Prix winner and FP1 pacesetter Lewis Hamilton checks in after his Monaco win, his battle with Red Bull there and that one Canadian of note… Justin Bieber.

Valtteri Bottas wins chaotic season-opening F1 Austrian Grand Prix

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SPIELBERG, Austria — Valtteri Bottas won a chaotic season-opening F1 Austrian Grand Prix while six-time series champion Lewis Hamilton finished fourth after getting a late time penalty Sunday.

The Formula One race was interrupted three times by a safety car, and nine of 20 drivers abandoned, including both Red Bulls of Max Verstappen and Alexander Albon – who tried to overtake Hamilton on the outside with 10 laps left, touched wheels and flew off track.

Hamilton was given a 5-second time penalty for causing the collision, having earlier been hit with a three-place grid penalty after an incident in Saturday’s qualifying was reviewed by stewards.

SHOW OF SUPPORT: Drivers take knee before race

Bottas led all 71 laps in the eighth victory of his career. It was the second consecutive victory in the season opener for the Finn, though he won four months earlier in 2019 after this season’s start was delayed by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Lando Norris of McLaren F1 celebrates after his first podium finish (Mark Thompson/Getty Images).

Bottas started from pole position and Hamilton from fifth, but it looked like a straight fight between the two Mercedes drivers as has been the case so often in recent years.

But late drama in Spielberg ensured otherwise and Hamilton’s time penalty meant Charles Leclerc took second place for Ferrari, and Lando Norris sent McLaren’s garage into raptures – and threw all social distancing rules out of the window amid the euphoria – with third place.

It was the 20-year-old British driver’s first career podium, and his superb final lap was the fastest of a dramatic season opener.

Norris became the youngest British driver to secure a podium finish and the third-youngest ever in Formula One.

Valtteri Bottas leads Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton during the Formula One Grand Prix of Austria (Mark Thompson/Getty Images).