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Bottas: I'll have the advantage during first Russian GP stint

Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas believes he will have an advantage throughout the opening stint of the Russian Grand Prix as he is set to start the race from third place on the Medium compound. Bottas’ team-mate Lewis Hamilton, who grabbed his 96th career pole position at Sochi, will start the race on the Soft tyres, following a drop zone scare at the end of Q2. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen will also be equipped with the Mediums for the start and will line-up alongside Hamilton on the front row. But Bottas, who went from third to first on the opening lap in Sochi en route to his maiden F1 win in 2017, is eyeing up a similar start this time around. “I remember I started once in third here...
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