Australia

Last Race: 15th Mar Australia

Australian GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Lewis Hamilton
2 Nico Rosberg
3 Sebastian Vettel
Australia

Next Race: 29th Mar Malaysia

Three in a row for Bottas

2014-07-20 15:33:00

 RSS

Share:

Three in a row for Bottas

Valtteri Bottas' stock went up another notch in Germany with the Williams driver claiming his third consecutive podium finish.


Having finished third in Austria and second in Britain, the Finn put in the hard yards on Saturday to start next to pole sitter Nico Rosberg on the Hockenheim grid.

He immediately saw the benefit of starting that high up the grid as he settled behind Rosberg on the opening corner while his team-mate Felipe Massa crashed out after being flipped by Kevin Magnussen from McLaren.

Bottas was out on his own in second for most of the race, but the final few laps proved anything but easy as he had the Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton chasing him down.

The Finn, though, gave as good as he got and hung onto second place, much to the delight of his race engineer who told him: "Amazing, fantastic. Beat a Mercedes fair and square. Great drive, P2."

Bottas became the first Williams driver since Juan Pablo Montoya in 2003 to claim three podiums in a row.

"I feel really happy to be third time in a row on podium," the Finn said. "It was not easy and required input from all the engineers. Thanks to all the fans. I saw many Finnish flags so thank you."

Related Links
Rosberg Wins In Germany, Lewis Excites
It's Race Day At Hockenheim

Kimi Raikkonen signs his way in

Editor's Picks

Only Tifosi Understand...

Only Tifosi Understand...

It's not easy being a fan of the oldest and most successful F1 team but here's a guide to help those who don't understand you...

This Week In F1 History

This Week In F1 History

Nigel Mansell, Sebastian Vettel, Jenson Button, Nelson Piquet and Juan Pablo Montoya all made history...

Winners & Losers: Australia

Winners & Losers: Australia

It only took one grand prix for Sauber rookie Felipe Nasr to bag his first points and his first Star of the Race...

German GP Is Bernie's Failure

German GP Is Bernie's Failure

Andrew Davies asks, has Bernie's failure to secure a German GP deal brought the sport into disrepute?

PF1 Fantasy Racing

PF1 Fantasy Racing

Are you a Ross Brawn or a Paul Stoddart? Can you manage money like Bernie or Caterham? Let's find out...