F1 Turkish Grand Prix Live Commentary and Updates - Race day
By: Jake Boxall-Legge, Haydn Cobb, Tom Howard
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08:53 We'll see you in a couple of weeks' time for the US Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas. Bring your stetsons, and we'll see y'all then!
08:52 And here's the report from the Turkish Grand Prix! https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/f1-turkish-gp-bottas-dominates-ahead-of-verstappen/6684480/
08:45 Perez: "It was quite an intense race, racing with Lewis and fighting with Charles. It was one of those races where you had to be efficient and push at the right times."
08:43 Verstappen: "The track was very greasy, we just had to manage the tyres the whole race. It just seemed Valtteri had more pace, was able to manage the tyres better."
08:42 Bottas: "I think from my side, one of the best races I've had ever. Apart from that one little slide, everything was under control. It's not easy to choose the strategy, but I'm glad it went smooth for me."
08:41 Ocon was the only driver to no-stop in the end, setting a 1m37s lap on the final tour - nearly 5s slower than Giovinazzi behind.
08:37 "Hi Valtteri, it's James. Great job." "That was fun," says Bottas.
08:36 Gasly, Norris, Sainz, Stroll and Ocon complete the top 10.
08:36 Leclerc converts his second-row start into fourth, as Hamilton holds onto fifth.
08:35 Verstappen finishes second, 14.5s adrift, as Perez completes the race in third.
08:35 Valtteri Bottas wins the Turkish Grand Prix - and sets a 1m30.432s as he crosses the line!
08:34 Both Alfa Romeos do catch Ricciardo late on - Giovinazzi getting by at the start of the final lap and quickly followed through by Raikkonen - to see the McLaren driver pushed back to 13th place.
08:34 Bottas is on the final lap, and is going to try and cement the fastest lap point...
08:33 Leclerc got out of the graining phase as Hamilton went into it, with their gap now at a seemingly-insurmountable 4.6s.
Ricciardo, who pitted way earlier than the rest, is now defending from the Alfa Romeo duo to keep hold of 11th place. Further back, Schumacher has got ahead of team-mate Mazepin for P19.
08:32 Bottas out front now sets a 1m31.023s, opening the lead over Verstappen to 10 seconds with two laps left.
08:29 Gasly's now coming at Hamilton, as the Mercedes driver hits the graining stage on those inters.
08:29 And there Stroll goes up the inside at Turn 1 to take ninth place from Ocon, and he now has 5.6s to defend for three laps against Ricciardo behind him to stay in the points.
08:28 "What position am I in?", Hamilton asks. The Mercedes pitwall mumbles something about P5, leading him to reiterate that he wanted to stay out.