Mercedes: Bottas’ poor Spanish GP start not caused by F1 car issue

Mercedes believes the poor start suffered by Valtteri Bottas during the Spanish Grand Prix was not caused by an issue with his Formula 1 car, but a lack of grip. Polesitter Bottas lost the lead of the race to teammate Lewis Hamilton after the Briton made a quicker start and held the inside line heading into Turn 1 on the

Mercedes believes the poor start suffered by Valtteri Bottas during the Spanish Grand Prix was not caused by an issue with his Formula 1 car, but a lack of grip.
Polesitter Bottas lost the lead of the race to teammate Lewis Hamilton after the Briton made a quicker start and held the inside line heading into Turn 1 on the opening lap in Barcelona.
“It was the first time I’ve felt anything like that, like a vibration in the clutch and that’s why the initial getaway was very poor,” Valtteri Bottas had explained in the direct aftermath the race.

2019 Spanish Grand Prix F1 Debrief (ft. Paul Ripke)

Paul Ripke takes over our Pure Pit Wall post-race debrief for the Spanish GP, quizzing Trackside Engineering Director Andrew Shovlin and Sporting Director Ron Meadows on the key – and not so key – questions from Barcelona… —— Don’t forget to subscribe to our channel to never miss any of our exclusive videos!

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