The race weekend in Sochi was again positive for Valtteri Bottas.
After a nine-race winless streak - the last time Valtteri won the Austrian Grand Prix - the driver finally got P1.
"What a feeling! It's been a little while since my last win, but I knew there would be opportunities heading into the race and luckily things went my way this time," said Valtteri.
Despite some difficulties at the start of the race, Valtteri had a quiet race. Particularly, after his teammate fell back due to penalties, Bottas was able to easily take the lead and keep it until the finish line.
"It was a bit tricky at the start because an insect hit my visor just as I was entering the braking zone, which meant I couldn't really see where to brake and so I went deep. But I knew it was going to be a long race and with the Medium tyre, there would be chances later on."
"Lewis then had his penalty, and once I was in clean air, the pace was really strong, and I was able to control everything without any real concerns."
"Now I need to keep this momentum up. There are quite a few races to go and you just never know, so I'll keep pushing, I won't give up and we'll see how it turns out in the end," the driver added.