Bottas: Mercedes just too good

Saturday 19th July 2014

Share:

Bottas: Mercedes just too good

Bottas: Mercedes just too good

Valtteri Bottas put together the perfect lap in Q3 at Hockenheim on Saturday, but still wasn't able to get the better of Nico Rosberg.

The Finn gave Rosberg a good run for his money in all three qualifying sessions, but he will start the German Grand Prix in P2 as his 1:16.759 was 0.219s off the pace of the Mercedes man.

The other Williams of Felipe Massa will start third.

Although happy with the performance of the FW36, Bottas admits they were always going to struggle to catch the Mercedes of Rosberg.

"We must be really happy with the result today as a team - second and third - so well done to everyone," he said.

"But yeah I think Mercedes is still ahead. The lap I had had no mistakes. It was a really nice lap so I really felt I got everything out of the car today."

Related Links
Rosberg Claims Pole Position At Home
Qualy Snaps From Hockenheim

Turn Up The Lights, It's Race Day

Editor's Picks

10 Reasons For Three-Car Teams

10 Reasons For Three-Car Teams

What's not to like about three-car teams? Bernie's suggestion has been dismissed by the purists, but it would tighten up the racing...

Winners & Losers: Singapore

Winners & Losers: Singapore

Lewis may have beaten Nico by 33 centimetres on Saturday, but on Sunday he finished 47 laps down the road...

Getting To Know Marchionne

Getting To Know Marchionne

Ferrari fans needn't be worried about Sergio Marchionne - he comes with a pedigree of turning round businesses...

Highlights Of Luca's Tenure

Highlights Of Luca's Tenure

Luca di Montezemolo is Ferrari through and through, from spending time as Enzo Ferrari's assistant to assuming control in 1991...

Tin Foil Hats At The Ready

Tin Foil Hats At The Ready

Twice this season Lewis Hamilton has accused Nico Rosberg of deliberately making a mistake. Was Monza number three?