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Valtteri Bottas believes he was on the right strategy in Japan to chase down Daniel Ricciardo, there just weren’t “enough laps” left.
Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas and Sebastian Vettel analyse qualifying and look ahead to Sunday’s race at Suzuka.
Valtteri Bottas was happy to come out on top in the battle of the Finns, who both have five-place grid penalties to contend with in Japan.
Valtteri Bottas is due to be handed a five-place grid penalty at Suzuka after an unscheduled gearbox change following the first two practice sessions on Friday.
Valtteri Bottas says the “compromises” that Mercedes have had to make with their W08 at some circuits have been a “challenge” for him to drive around.