A perfect getaway from polesitter Valtteri Bottas saw him hold his advantage over Max Verstappen as the Turkish Grand Prix got underway on a damp Istanbul Park circuit.

    It wasn’t a perfect start for Fernando Alonso, who tried a move around the outside of Pierre Gasly through Turn 1 and got spun around by the Frenchman, who claimed that he’d been sandwiched into the first corner.

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    Starting P11, meanwhile, Mercedes will have breathed a sigh of relief to see Lewis Hamilton make it through the start unscathed after his engine change penalty.

    Watch the race start in the video above.