Driver(s) of the Day - 2017 Russian Grand Prix

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Driver(s) of the day was / were:-

1. Lewis Hamilton
6
4%
2. Valtteri Bottas
76
46%
3. Sebastian Vettel
30
18%
4. Kimi Raikkonen
14
9%
5. Daniel Ricciardo
0
No votes
6. Max Verstappen
2
1%
7. Sergio Perez
12
7%
8. Esteban Ocon
4
2%
9. Felipe Massa
5
3%
10. Lance Stroll
0
No votes
11. Fernando Alonso
4
2%
12. Stoffel Vandoorne
1
1%
13. Carlos Sainz
4
2%
14. Daniil Kvyat
0
No votes
15. Romain Grosjean
1
1%
16. Kevin Magnussen
1
1%
17. Nico Hulkenberg
2
1%
18. Jolyon Palmer
2
1%
19. Marcus Ericsson
0
No votes
20. Pascal Wehrein
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 164

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Lotus49
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Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2017 Russian Grand Prix

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The Mercedes is awful in traffic. Not just the amount of d/f they lose but it kills their brake temps too and has done for a few years. If Seb holds the lead after T1 he wins that race I feel. Ferrari were said to be a little worried about cooling in the race because it was hotter than expected and then they had dirty air and there's another rumour they turned the engine down again on F1-AT.

Don't know if I believe the last bit yet as when Bottas pitted and Seb had clear air you would think that would be the time to turn things back up but was there much difference in his lap times?.
"Clark came through at the end of the first lap so far ahead that we in the pits were convinced that the rest of the field must have been wiped out in an accident."
-Eddie Dennis, describing the dominance of Jim Clark in the Lotus 49 at Spa 1967

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Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2017 Russian Grand Prix

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Bottas,Perez and Seb.
"Clark came through at the end of the first lap so far ahead that we in the pits were convinced that the rest of the field must have been wiped out in an accident."
-Eddie Dennis, describing the dominance of Jim Clark in the Lotus 49 at Spa 1967

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Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2017 Russian Grand Prix

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Voted for Bottas and the two Force India drivers. Jumping the Ferraris at the start and keeping that lead to the end was simply sensational work by Bottas, easily the star of the race. Special mention to Hulkenberg for getting results under difficult circumstances (Sirotkin replacing him in FP1, Renault engine on power-hungry circuit).

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