Sebastian Vettel bounced into the pre-podium green room with a lightness of being, of knowing he’d made the difference on this day. Valtteri Bottas walked into it with dignity but disappointment, head down, eyes dead, polite handshakes before walking on to some solitary place. With Lewis Hamilton starting from the back and Bottas sitting on pole, it had been Valtteri’s for the taking. Right up until the moment the race started, in fact. But he was always going to have to fight for it.