Valtteri Bottas: I wanted to finish the race on the podium

Валттери Боттас: Мне хотелось закончить гонку на подиуме

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas commented on his fourth place in the Grand Prix of Japan.

In the final laps of the race Finn caught up with walked the third of Daniel ricciardo, but was not able to conduct a successful overtaking maneuver.

“Throughout the race was a tight battle, but in the end of the race I was able to get to Daniel, but I don’t have enough space to overtake. Not helped by the virtual machine security, said Bottas. – The pace throughout the race was okay, but everyone knows that to overtake on this track is not easy.

The team has selected a successful strategy, which created for me an opportunity to fight for the podium at the end of the race. Otherwise, we’d be far from the top positions. It is a pity that failed to climb the podium.

At the end of the weekend at Suzuka, I learned a lot. Now I want to focus on the last races of the season and drive them as well.

Looking forward to the trip to Austin, because I really like COTA. It was here that I gained my first points in F1″.

In the overall standings of the season-2017 Bottas is in third place, behind the leader of the standings and his teammate Lewis Hamilton with 72 points.

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