‘As a team we were sleeping’: Valtteri Bottas slams Mercedes’ display as he bemoans missed opportunity to win 70th Anniversary Grand Prix as Red Bull’s Max Verstappen takes victory

Valtteri Bottas has expressed his frustration after Mercedes failed to secure a victory at F1’s 70th Anniversary Grand Prix at Silverstone on Sunday. Max Verstappen sprung the surprise of the season by beating Lewis Hamilton and Bottas, who finished second and third respectively. Valtteri Bottas has slammed Mercedes’ display in F1’s 70th anniversary Grand Prix. Bottas (front) and Hamilton finished third and second respectively at Silverstone. But both Hamilton and Bottas struggled with their tyres to clear the way for Verstappen to take an unlikely win. Bottas was ahead of Hamilton throughout the race but with Mercedes matching Red Bull’s second-stop strategy with their lead driver, he was easy pickings for Hamilton in the closing stages. He slipped to third after Hamilton’s overtake, and is also now third in the championship.

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