Valtteri Bottas kept a cool head ahead of Sebastian Vettel and claimed his Formula 1 victory in Austrian Grand Prix with just sixth tenth of lead at finish line.

Großer Preis von Österreich 2017, Sonntag - Steve Etherington
Großer Preis von Österreich 2017, Sonntag – Steve Etherington

Vettel still extended his championship lead to 22 points over Lewis Hamilton, who recovered well from eighth on the grid after his gearbox-change penalty but was denied a podium by Daniel Ricciardo.

Bottas hat an amazing start with 0,2 seconds reaction time – almost being charged for Jump start and starting an investigation. He had to wait 20 laps to be cleared – with the review revealing his reaction to the lights was too perfect – and by this time leading with  7.6s over the chasing Ferrari.

Bottas ran a long opening stint, eventually pitting on lap 41 of 71 and emerging with a reduced lead of just 2.5s. Vettel speeded up and found himself battling for the lead during the last lap, but Bottas was too cool headed an win the race.

Großer Preis von Österreich 2017, Donnerstag - Steve Etherington

Großer Preis von Österreich 2017, Donnerstag – Steve Etherington

An aggressive first lap set Ricciardo on his way to his fifth podium in a row. Ricciardo attacked Kimi Raikkonen into Turn 1 but had to continue the move all the way up the hill into Turn 3, eventually claiming the place.

Hamilton starting at 8th because of a gearbox penalty during Qualify had a fast race and moved up to 4th, almost catching Ricciardo. Raikkonen finished a lonely fifth, while Grosjean scored his best result of the season with sixth.

Großer Preis von Österreich 2017, Sonntag - Wolfgang Wilhelm

Großer Preis von Österreich 2017, Sonntag – Wolfgang Wilhelm

Unlucky at this race was Fernando Alonso, who had a perfect start, but was collected at Turn 1 by Daniil Kvyat by the rear, who then rear-ended Max Verstappen, both retiring at the first lap. It was the 7th retirement for Max within 9 races.
The Toro Rosso Daniil driver was handed a drive-through penalty for the incident.

Großer Preis von Österreich 2017, Sonntag - Steve Etherington

Großer Preis von Österreich 2017, Sonntag – Steve Etherington

Good weather, nice crowd, but a accept the start, not very exciting race with a new winning face.