Bottas baffled after qualifying: "I think something is wrong"

05-06-2021 14:59
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Bottas baffled after qualifying: I think something is wrong

Lewis Hamilton will start tomorrow's Baku GP from second place, while Valtteri Bottas couldn't go quicker than P10. The Finn can't explain the lack of speed himself either.

In front of the Ziggo Sport camera, Valtteri Bottas is asked if he had any bad luck today: "With the red flag yes, but that was the same for everyone. I don't really have answers, it's very strange. I just don't have the speed here. I'm on the edge all the time, but I just can't go any faster. If I try any harder, I'll be in the wall," Bottas stated.

It's strange, because the Finn has shown in previous years that he can do well on the Baku circuit. "I know how to be fast here and I also know how it feels when you are on the edge. I don't know what it is. I think something is wrong. I just can't go faster."

What is possible during the race?

Yet there are still chances for Bottas, despite starting from P10. "With this race you just don't know, something can always happen. A few years back I was last and then suddenly second. We will try to take all the chances," Bottas concluded. So the Finn will have to show it tomorrow during the race.

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