Valtteri Bottas won a wet Turkish Grand Prix for Mercedes on Sunday while Red Bull’s Max Verstappen finished second to take back the Formula One world championship lead and move six points clear of Lewis Hamilton.
Mercedes’ seven times world champion Hamilton went from 11th on the grid to fifth but was unhappy that a late pitstop denied him a possible podium place.
He had been two points ahead of Verstappen going into the race.
Red Bull’s Sergio Perez finished third at the Istanbul Park circuit. Bottas, who had not won for more than a year, also took a bonus point for the fastest lap.
Hamilton was quickest in qualifying at Istanbul Park but a 10-place penalty for exceeding his season’s engine allocation, a strategic move, left the Briton with plenty to do in the race.
Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc finished fourth, Hamilton fifth, Pierre Gasly in the Alpha Tauri sixth, Lando Norris in the Mclaren seventh, Carlos Sainz Jr. in the other Ferrari eight, Lance Stroll in the Aston Martin ninth and Esteban Ocon in the Alpine rounding off the points finishers.