Valtteri Bottas is predicted to be the favorite racer who can get pole position in Formula 1 Russia 2021. This result makes it possible to damage the dominance of Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) and Max Verstappen (Red Bull Racing Honda).
Given, Bottas has a very extraordinary record when appearing at the Sochi Circuit, Russia. In his last four races there, he was able to score wins and set foot on the podium, twice each.
Not only using memories from the past, Bottas was also able to prove his quality in the 2021 Russian Formula 1 free practice session. On two occasions which took place on Friday, September 24, 2021, he was able to be the fastest.
In FP1 F1 Russian GP, Bottas was able to become the fastest racer with a time of 1 minute 34,427 seconds. He was able to outperform Lewis Hamilton with a time difference of 0.211 seconds and Verstappen 0.227 seconds.
He also showed his impressive action again in FP2, where he was again the fastest with a time of 1 minute 33,593 seconds. This time Hamilton was still the second driver, while Verstappen was thrown in 6th position.
Hamilton himself was able to display an extraordinary performance after experiencing a terrible accident in Italian Formula 1. Even though he felt pain in his neck, he remained consistently in the top two in FP1 and FP2.
Meanwhile, Max Verstappen is a little less consistent. If the performance is not improved, it is not impossible that his rivalry with Lewis Hamilton in the front row of the race will be damaged by Valtteri Bottas. It’s worth looking forward to.