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Bottas impressed with grip level at Istanbul Park

Formula One – Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, Turkish GP 2021. Valtteri Bottas. Credits: Daimler.

Valtteri Bottas has commented on the conditions of Istanbul Park’s track surface.

Why it matters: Last year’s Turkish GP was affected by low grip at Istanbul Park due to track resurfacing and rain.


  • Bottas emphasizes that the grip level has significantly increased this year.
  • The Finn admits that the team needed to change the set-up because of that.

What he had to say:

  • “There’s proper grip and actually I think it’s [now] one of the most grippy tracks we have on the calendar. It obviously makes the track more fun.”
  • “It’s a pretty different approach with the car set-up compared to last year because of that, and we had to readjust quite a bit during the day.”
  • “The main thing today was trying to adapt and trying to hit the balance. I think the starting point was a bit far off, but I’m sure it was the same for everyone.”
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