All the talk, as we went into the Austrian Grand Prix weekend, was of the two title contenders and how the latest instalment of their Championship battle would play out. In the end, it was Valtteri Bottas who stole the headlines and very much forced his way into the fight. If it really was a two horse race before, then the Finn produced a timely reminder not to count him out.
As it was in Sochi when he picked up his maiden win, Bottas had to survive a late charge from Sebastian Vettel, and once again, he showed that he’s a man who doesn’t crack easily.
His start was excellent, lightening reactions that were rightly questioned but proved to be totally fair and above board. I’ve had a fair few tweets on the subject, some of you it seems have been playing the start back over and over again and think that Valtteri did move before the lights went out. But to me, it was only when Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo raised the question of a jump start over the team radio that there was any doubts of his getaway.