The Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas has shared his impressions of his first victory in Formula 1, won the Grand Prix of Russia.
“A terrific feeling! It took me over 80 races to win, but it’s worth the wait. I had a lot to learn – quotes Bottas Sky Sports F1. – In the offseason I got a great chance to join this team. So I want to thank Mercedes, without them this success would not have been possible. This is incredible.
The beginning of the season was difficult, Ferrari imposed on us the fight. Today we were able to climb to the top. We need to continue to attack and try to finish two cars in the first two positions, that is the plan. Now I’m just happy.
I’m not usually too emotional, but the Finnish national anthem on the podium is something special. I can’t believe it. I hope this is only the first victory of many. Of course, I spent one of my best races.
The win will give me confidence. I always knew that I could get a result if everything goes to plan. But still nice to get confirmation of this”.
Text broadcast of the race Grand Prix of Russia with the photos and videos you can view on our website.
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