Valtteri Bottas: it’s a Shame to penalty for changing the gearbox

Валттери Боттас: Обидно получить штраф за замену коробки передач

The Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas expressed his regret about the accident in the third session of the Grand Prix of Japan.

In the result the car hit the barrier on the exit of Spoon gearbox was damaged. The replacement resulted in a penalty for the Finn, which is qualified second, will start from seventh position.

“In the third training I had an accident by adding work to the guys in the team. They did, for which I am very grateful to them, – quotes Bottas Crash.net. The weekend well for me is not easy, and this departure from the road have cost me dearly.

I gradually add, but my last lap in the third segment wasn’t perfect.

Of course, it is insulting to this fine. It would be much better to start from the first row along with Lewis, but nothing helped.

I start on the Soft tyres, so we will have the opportunity to try to race with an alternative strategy. I hope this will help me to play several positions, because overtake on this track is very difficult”.

Text online broadcast of the qualification of the Grand Prix of Japan with pictures you can view on our website.

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