Bottas wins Austrian GP as Formula 1 season kicks off

Sunday, 05. July 2020 16:44

Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas won the Austrian GP on Sunday as the Formula 1 season kicked off following a longer-than-expected break due to the coronavirus.

Ferrari's Charles Leclerc and McLaren's Lando Norris grabbed the second and third places, respectively, after Bottas' teammate Lewis Hamilton received a five-second penalty due to an incident with Alexander Albon and was demoted to the fourth place.

The season was originally scheduled to start in Australia in March but the race was canceled over COVID-19 worries. The season was then shortened and rescheduled with a start in July due to worldwide lockdowns during the spring.

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