Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas said that in qualifying in Austin on his W08 had serious problems with the brakes, which he could not put up a fight teammate Lewis Hamilton in the third segment.
In the final part of qualifying, the Finn lost to the winner of the pole position Hamilton almost half a second, finishing in third place.
“Particularly hard the brake problem was evident in the third sector qualification – quotes Bottas AUTOSPORT.com. – For some reason in qualifying compared to the third workout of these problems worse.
Specifically, it incorrectly worked modulation of the brakes, happened lock. Because of this I lost time in 13 and 15-th turns, long turns of the track. Sometimes I was able to pass these turns well, but even I couldn’t match Lewis in the speed of their passage.
I was very close to Lewis, but was only the third, so I’m disappointed.”
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