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.
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