Bottas car had too much fuel: "Might be a tenth of a second"

23-07-2020 08:21
Bottas car had too much fuel: Might be a tenth of a second

Valtteri Bottas wants to avoid a repetition of the errors with the set-up of his car from now on. The last two race weekends things didn't go quite the way the Finn would like them to. He said he had too much fuel in his Mercedes during qualifying.

Too much fuel

"I should’ve have a chance for a pole position. I got too much fuel for the qualification for some reason. It of course affected also [race] day", says Bottas in conversation with MTV Urheilu.

"It of course depends. It could be more or less than a tenth", Bottas continued. In Hungary, Bottas was beaten 0.107 seconds by his teammate Lewis Hamilton, who trained pole position.

Wrong ride height in GP Steiermark

Bottas announced that the car was not adjusted to the correct ride height during the second race in Austria. "It wasn’t at the right ride height. It was adjusted too high and it probably affected a lot. Especially when it rained. There has been a bit too much mess-ups but we learn from those. But it was a human error. Somebody made a mistake on something, that’s all."

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