Scuderia Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen drove a strong race to come home third behind winner Nico Rosberg and second place’s Lewis Hamilton in Sunday’s Russian Grand Prix. His Ferrari teammate Sebastian Vettel wasn’t as lucky, retiring after being crashed into twice by Red Bull driver Daniil Kyvat on the opening lap.
Both Vettel and Raikkonen enjoyed good starts when the lights went out. Vettel’s clean getaway set him up to make a pass on the inside of Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo as they approached Turn 2, however Kyvat locked up and rear ended the Ferrari, puncturing Vettel’s tire. Kyvat then hit Vettel again as they continued through Turn 3, ending with the Ferrari in the wall.
Raikkonen, meanwhile, passed second place’s Valteri Bottas on the opening lap following a quick getaway. After the safety car period for Vettel’s beached car was over and racing resumed, Bottas returned the favor and passed Raikkonen for second place. The Mercedes of Hamilton would soon pass them both, however – a spot he would hold until the race’s end.
Raikkonen eventually found his way past the Williams of Bottas to score Ferrari’s 700th podium. Bottas and his teammate Felipe Massa rounded out the top five, finishing fourth and fifth, respectively.
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