As had been the case in the previous three Russian Grands Prix, the race was a processional affair with few changes in position taking place after the first lap.
Making a good start was essential, and that was particularly true for Valtteri Bottas who was able to control the race after beating the two Ferraris to the first braking zone.
Another driver who gained a pair of places was Carlos Sainz Jnr. In a quietly effective race, he went on to pick up two more places and snatch the final point.
2017 Russian Grand Prix lap chart
The positions of each driver on every lap. Click name to highlight, right-click to reset. Toggle drivers using controls below:
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|Driver||Start position||Lap one position change||Race position change|
|Carlos Sainz Jnr||14||2||4|
2017 Russian Grand Prix race chart
The gaps between each driver on every lap compared to the leader’s average lap time. Very large gaps omitted. Scroll to zoom, drag to pan and right-click to reset. Toggle drivers using controls below:
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