Mercedes F1 Valtteri Bottas finished sixth in the 2021 F1 US Grand Prix final.
Valtteri Bottas, who started from the 9th grid with a penalty for replacing the 6th engine, struggled behind the two Alpha Tauris in the early stages. Even though I extended the first stint, it didn’t go well, and I was finally able to recover to 6th place, such as returning to the course behind Yuki Tsunoda.
“It was a less disturbing race for me,” said Valtteri Bottas.
“I did my best, but the fight to move up wasn’t easy. It was difficult to make progress due to temperature and track characteristics, and I knew it would be. The first stint got stuck behind AlphaTauri. It wasn’t, and quite a lot of time was sacrificed there. “
“When I was behind a slow car, it wasn’t big enough to overtake even if there was a pace difference. There was no safety car or other situation to make the most of it, but the starting position with a grid penalty Given that, I don’t know if I could get any better results. “
“It wasn’t the strongest weekend for us, but the feel of the car at Free Eca was good and we learned a lot from what we could do as a team.”
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