Valtteri Bottas reveals that charging through the field during the Russian GP has been difficult.
Why it matters: The Mercedes driver started last Sunday’s race at the back of the grid due to the engine change.
- Bottas expected that he would go through the field like he did at Monza.
- The Finn supposed that understeer led to his struggles.
What he had to say:
- “It was lot more difficult for me than I thought it would be, just to come through the field. I thought it was going to be like in Monza, but it was a lot more difficult.”
- “Like Max for example, he was able to progress much better than me. I don’t know. Mainly what I struggled with was big understeer, and this was when I got close and I couldn’t get to overtaking distance.”