Valtteri Bottas wins his first Formula One Grand Prix

Valtteri Bottas

Valtteri Bottas

(AP Photo/Sergei Grits). Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his auto during the Formula One Russian Grand Prix at the "Sochi Autodrom" circuit, in Sochi, Russia, Sunday, April.

Scuderia Ferrari's Sebastien Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen finished the 2017 Russian Grand Prix in 2nd and 3rd place Sunday as Mercedes-AMG Petronas driver Valteri Bottas won his first-ever Formula 1 Grand Prix.

"It's going to take a while [to sink in]", Bottas said.

The 27-year-old Finn joined Mercedes after last year's champion, Nico Rosberg, surprisingly announced his retirement. It was a odd opportunity for me to join this team and they (Mercedes) made it possible, so I would like to thank them and the team, it would have not been possible. "You never know in life what's going to happen and it was a great opportunity". With ten laps to go, Vettel began to close the gap and with fresher tires in blistering heat, looked to set to strike.But when Bottas, lapped Felipe Massa, Vettel was slowed down trying to squeeze back past.

"It doesn't matter", Vettel said of the incident with Massa.

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"It doesn't matter, this is the man of the race, big congrats to Valtteri, it's his day". Renault's Nico Hulkenberg, Williams' Felipe Massa and Toro Rosso's Carlos Sainz completed the top 10 drivers chart at the Sochi Auto Drome in Russian Federation. Bottas is in third with 63 points.

Raikkonen finished third while Red Bull's Max Verstappen completed the top five.

"Why is my auto overheating?" he asked, only to be told that his teammate had the same issues but was in clear air. "We're out of the race now", Hamilton told his team on lap 16. I think I had the pace to fight with Kimi but the vehicle was just overheating all the time.

Kimi Raikkonen learned in the middle of the race that he was behind Valtteri Bottas in Sochi and not behind Lewis HamiltonKimi Raikkonen is known for its spontaneous radio reactions.

Wolff says the troubles that befell Lewis Hamilton in Russian Federation are reason enough for them to work hard in the gap between this weekend and the Spanish Grand Prix in two weeks time in order to see him return to the front of the field.

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"But I should have been further up with better pace in general", he said.

However, despite the bullish talk from Bottas, team boss Toto Wolff remains confident the two drivers, whom he has described as having no baggage with each other, will remain friendly.

Vettel now has 86 points after the opening four races with triple champion Hamilton, a victor in China, second on 73 and Bottas third with 63. Also retiring early from the race was Red Bull Racing's Daniel Ricciardo, who had to deal with a brake failure.

The Haas driver bumped into Palmer, who lost control of his Renault and then inadvertently took both he, and Grosjean out of the race.

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