After disappointing performances at the Grand Prix of Malaysia, the Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas admitted that the most difficult period in his career.
After the summer break, Finn, at some period of the season, even considered a contender for the title, seriously behind teammate Lewis Hamilton. Last weekend in Sepang, Bottas lost to the Briton in qualifying by almost 0.7 seconds, and at the finish of the race lost more than 40 seconds.
Valtteri Bottas: I Have no choice but to change the style of piloting
“I must admit, this is the most difficult period in my career in terms of the feeling from the machine, – quotes the AUTOSPORT the Bottom. I just want to be in shape and perform at the proper level, but for various reasons until it is received. I and the team have a lot of issues that need to be addressed. Nothing good will happen if I continue to speak. Points needed by the team and myself.
The main problem lies in the instability of the front of the machine. With this I have often faced this season. When cornering the front much blows. It is difficult to turn, left front tire overheating in high-speed cornering, all four wheels start to slip. If you try to go fast in the race, the rubber overheats. So you have to constantly monitor the temperature, but it is not very cool.
We thought we would be competitive in Sepang, but faced with these challenges that must be addressed. The championship is not over yet, and if you don’t deal in the coming weeks, it will be too late”.
Until Monday evening, October 2, you have the opportunity to exhibit their own evaluations of the pilots in F1 for the Grand Prix of Malaysia, and on Tuesday we’ll summarize the results. Go and vote!
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