Valtteri Bottas of Mercedes F1 said no problems were detected in the two engines in the pool and he hopes he can run to the end of the season without any further engine penalties.
Valtteri Bottas has introduced three new internal combustion engines in the last four races. He has been penalized every time, but he has scored 3rd in Italy, 5th in Russia and 6th in the United States.
Valtteri Bottas regrets what he would have achieved if he started those Grand Prix from the top grid, but the good news is that the pool has enough parts by the end of the season.
“I don’t think both engines in the engine pool are okay. It looks okay. No issues have been detected in either,” commented Valtteri Bottas.
“I hope we can reach the end without penalty, because in this tight championship battle, the race will really be compromised, even in five places.”
“I think it was just a bad luck because I had to pass all the tests and reliability tests before I could bring the engine to the truck.”
“Theoretically it should be okay, but I had no luck and I made a lot of mistakes. I just had bad luck and I hope everything was fixed. I’ll see over time. Let’s
With five races remaining in this year’s championship, Valtteri Bottas is third in the drivers’ ranking with 185 points.
Valtteri Bottas, who has decided to move to Alfa Romeo F1 next season, admitted that the race that recovered from 9th to 6th at the Circuit of the Americas was not the best of the year. There is.
“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 car felt good on the free air and we learned a lot from what we could do as a team.”
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