Both Ferraris lapped quicker than race-winner Valtteri Bottas in his Mercedes. But Lewis Hamilton in the team’s other car was even further off the pace.
Hamilton’s performance was one of the most surprising aspects of the Russian Grand Prix. He complained of poor rear grip in qualifying and his race was compromised by overheating problems. In the closing stages of the race he was one-and-a-half seconds off Kimi Raikkonen, who once again was flying in the final laps.
Sebastian Vettel might have been able to go even faster but he was stuck on the tail of Bottas over the closing laps. Ferrari’s pace advantage at the end wasn’t enough to get him ahead of the Mercedes, though it was close.
2017 Russian Grand Prix lap times
All the lap times by the drivers (in seconds, very slow laps excluded). Scroll to zoom, drag to pan and toggle drivers using the control below:
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2017 Russian Grand Prix fastest laps
Each driver’s fastest lap:
|Rank||Driver||Car||Fastest lap||Gap||On lap|
|5||Daniil Kvyat||Toro Rosso-Renault||1’38.300||1.456||50|
|8||Max Verstappen||Red Bull-TAG Heuer||1’38.429||1.585||47|
|9||Sergio Perez||Force India-Mercedes||1’38.661||1.817||51|
|10||Esteban Ocon||Force India-Mercedes||1’38.745||1.901||50|
|11||Carlos Sainz Jnr||Toro Rosso-Renault||1’38.858||2.014||51|
|17||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull-TAG Heuer||1’42.285||5.441||4|
2017 Russian Grand Prix
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- F1 better without “artificial” overtaking – Vettel
- Honda unreliability “completely unacceptable” – Alonso
- Maiden victory earn Bottas first Driver of the Weekend win since 2014
- 2017 Russian Grand Prix team radio transcript