ercedes' Valtteri Bottas won the Turkish Grand Prix 2021 for his first victory of the season on Sunday.
The drivers had difficulty controlling their vehicles in the race amid wet conditions caused by heavy rains at Intercity Istanbul Park on a 5.4-kilometer (3.4 miles) circuit. Finnish driver Bottas, who began from the pole position won the 58-lap race at 1:31:04 on a wet track. In the post-race interview, Bottas said his victory was one of his "best ever" Formula 1 races. "It's been a while. It feels good. From my side, that's one of the best races I've had. It's not easy to choose the strategy here in these conditions. It feels like a well-earned victory," Bottas said. He received his first Formula 1 win since Russia in 2020 and on Sunday achieved the 10th victory of his career. Red Bull's Max Verstappen finished second to reclaim the overall lead from title rival Lewis Hamilton with drivers facing huge challenges due to weather conditions.