Valtteri Bottas did everything right at the Nürburgring on Saturday, but despite the pole position, the race is anything but a placard.

Especially if water is hanging from the sky.

From pile to tip

Iltalehti’s F1 expert Jyrki Järvilehto praises Bota for his intense time trial. Mersu’s Finnish driver did not leave anyone unclear who was the fastest man on the track at the crucial moment.

The third Pile Place of the season came in a good place.

– The victory is decided at the start, and it is known that it is best to start from the pole. If Valtteri finds out, he should have no worries, Järvilehto assures.

The Nürburgring offers little overtaking. An acceleration race between Bottas and his teammate is expected on the first bend Lewis Hamilton between, but Max Verstappenia there is no need to forget.

– Red Bull has looked really good in corners. However, Max’s chances rest in overtaking Mersu.

Unstable weather always creates its own extra spice for the F1 race. Unstable weather has been promised for the Nürburgring on Sunday, and that could mean tight spots for the front row Mersuille.

– We all know Max’s skills in wet weather, Järvilehto reminds.

The Eifel GP starts at 15.10 Finnish time.