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Turkish GP: Valtteri Bottas wins, title advantage to Max Verstappen

Turkish GP: Valtteri Bottas wins, title benefit to Max Verstappen | Different Sports activities Information

ISTANBUL: Valtteri Bottas ended his year-long drought with a dominant victory in Turkey on Sunday whereas sad Mercedes staff mate Lewis Hamilton completed fifth and misplaced the Method One championship result in Crimson Bull’s Max Verstappen.
Verstappen, 24, was runner-up and 14.584 seconds behind the Finn at a moist Istanbul Park to overturn a two-point deficit to Hamilton and go six factors clear with six races remaining. Crimson Bull staff mate Sergio Perez completed third with Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc fourth and forward of seven-times world champion Hamilton, who had began eleventh as a result of an engine penalty.
“It has been some time, however feels good. I feel from my aspect most likely the most effective races I’ve had ever,” mentioned Bottas, who began on pole place and took a bonus level for quickest lap. “Aside from that one little slide, the whole lot was beneath management.” 
A commanding drive from the Finn #TurkishGP  #F1 pic.twitter.com/6zYnpxyww5
— Method 1 (@F1) October 10, 2021
The victory, sealed by overtaking Leclerc 11 laps from the top after the Ferrari driver had taken the lead by staying out whereas others pitted, was the Finn’s first since Russia in September final yr and tenth of his profession.
Verstappen, who began on the entrance row, had a quiet race and mentioned it had all been about tyre administration. “I am blissful to be on the rostrum. I feel it has been shut the entire yr and I am fairly certain in Austin it will likely be a very good battle with Mercedes, so we simply should preserve pushing, preserve making an attempt,” he mentioned.
The US Grand Prix in Texas is the following race on October 24.
HEATED HAMILTON
Hamilton might need been on the rostrum however Mercedes known as him in for a late cease from third place for a contemporary set of intermediate tyres with the observe drying. “Why did we surrender that place? We should not have are available, man. Large (tyre) graining. I informed you,” mentioned the offended Briton in heated radio exchanges as he realised he had misplaced two locations within the pits. 
 “We should not have are available man”
With laps working out and working P5, Lewis Hamilton wonders in regards to the knowledge of pitting for a brand new set of inters #TurkishGP  #F1 pic.twitter.com/60FezdEXw7
— Method 1 (@F1) October 10, 2021
He famous afterwards that Alpine driver Esteban Ocon, who completed tenth, had made his one set of tyres final the whole race.
Had he stayed out and saved third, Hamilton could be solely some extent behind Verstappen. “We thought we might end third with out stopping or, if a dry line emerged, possibly going to a delicate tyre,” mentioned Mercedes staff boss Toto Wolff. “Then we noticed Leclerc dropping off and Lewis was dropping off and it was clear we would not make it to the top.”
Pirelli boss Mario Isola mentioned the tyres would have been completely on the restrict had Hamilton tried to final the whole race on them.
Spaniard Carlos Sainz was voted driver of the day for going from the again of the grid, as a result of energy unit penalties, to eighth for Ferrari. AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly was sixth with Lando Norris seventh for McLaren and Lance Stroll ninth for Aston Martin.
ALONSO PENALTY
The beginning was clear however Gasly dropped from fourth to fifth after contact with Alpine’s Fernando Alonso, who spun. The Frenchman was handed a five-second time penalty however Alonso additionally collected the same sanction for a later conflict with Haas’ Mick Schumacher.
Bottas was 1.6 seconds clear after three laps with Verstappen complaining quickly after that he had issues with the gear shift.
Hamilton in the meantime labored his means by the sphere, tenth after the opening lap earlier than passing AlphaTauri’s stubbornly defensive Japanese rookie Yuki Tsunoda for eighth place on lap eight.
He handed Stroll a lap later, with Norris and Gasly taken in fast succession.
A worrying second got here on the midway mark when he was lapping Haas rookie Nikita Mazepin just for the Russian to maneuver throughout the observe, the 2 automobiles avoiding contact however Hamilton dropping time in his chase of Perez.
Hamilton and Perez went wheel-to-wheel by 4 corners as they fought for fourth, with the Mexican compelled to run the incorrect aspect of a bollard marking the pitlane entry as he held place and his staff applauded. 
Hamilton and Perez served up a deal with with this mini battle #TurkishGP  #F1 pic.twitter.com/jOTcurRWue
— Method 1 (@F1) October 10, 2021
With Ferrari lastly recognising Leclerc had run out of tyres after Bottas handed him, the Monegasque pitted and was overtaken by Perez. 

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