F1: Lewis Hamilton must wait, Lance Stroll hit

F1: Lewis Hamilton must wait, Lance Stroll hit

Taking advantage of two separate penalties awarded to leader Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas won the Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix on Sunday.

Hamilton, who was looking to tie the record for most career wins held by legendary Michael Schumacher, was penalized for two banned starting simulations before the formation of the starting grid. He served his 10 second penalty in his only pit stop.

Quebecer Lance Stroll, meanwhile, ended his race in the wall in the first lap after Monegasque Charles Leclerc hit him. He had taken the start 12th. Several incidents marked the first loop, which forced the intervention of the safety car.

Max Verstappen and Hamilton completed the podium, while Mexican Sergio Perez, Stroll's teammate at Racing Point, finished fourth.

Finnish veteran Kimi Raikkonen also tied the record for the most starts in F1 with 322. Brazilian Rubens Barrichello is the co-owner of the brand. Raikkonen finished the day's race in 14th position.

Torontonian Nicholas Latifi (Williams) finished the race in 16th place.

The next stage will be the Eifel GP, which will take place in two weeks on the legendary Nurburgring, in Germany.

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