Starting from pole position, Valtteri Bottas could have had a chance to win at the Formula One Eifel Grand Prix, compared to two-thirds of the race from the box only after being forced to stand in lap 19 due to a technical error.
“Yeah, it turned out unfortunate – what can I say ?! During the virtual safety car section, I started to lose engine power and after that it didn’t even recover. There was a big loss of engine power, there is probably something with the resource, but there are no details yet. I was unlucky, but until then I had a fun race, ”said the Finn about the problem.
Bottas had already clashed with his teammate at the start, but he fought off his attack. “It was a great start, we fought a good battle. By no means did I want to make things easier, so I’m glad I was able to keep the lead, ”he dissected the first moments of the race.
“Later, I braked the 1st corner, so I lost the position, and at the same time it meant that I had to come out early for new tires,” he pointed out to his mistake. “Things were just starting to go well because I felt I could get under the cut.”
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With the Finn deteriorating and losing, Lewis Hamilton was in the winning position and with his victory he set Michael Schumacher’s record. This year’s seventh and 91st-ranked UK advantage thus gained 69 points at the top of the composite.