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Why Valtteri Bottas Will Be the Driver to Watch at the 2015 Russian Grand Prix

In the final moments of qualifying at last year's Russian Grand Prix, the Sochi Autodrom became a four-corner racetrack in the eyes of Valtteri Bottas. He had been quickest in the first sector and faster than anyone in the second, but it would be those irritating, 90-degree, final four turns of this 18-corner circuit—one to the left, three to the right—that would decide whether Bottas would claim his first pole position in Formula One. At the exact moment he needed to keep his driving neat and tidy, however, one of F1's most consistent, reliable performers did anything but. Running wide on the exit of Turn 15 compromised his entry into Turn 16, with a twitch of the rear losing Bottas further momentum on the short straight towar...

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