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Mercedes “has to remain optimistic,” says Bottas

AUSTIN, TEXAS – OCTOBER 23: Valtteri Bottas of Finland driving the (77) Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W12 during qualifying ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of USA at Circuit of The Americas on October 23, 2021 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Valtteri Bottas says Mercedes has to maximize all possible chances during the United States Grand Prix.


  • Bottas will have to start tomorrow’s grand prix in ninth place after receiving a penalty for fitting a new Internal Combustion Engine.
  • The Finnish driver said the penalties “haunt him,” but that he will try to maximize all possible chances.

What he said:

  • “It haunts me. It is what it is, but I will see what I can do from ninth place.”
  • “We have to make the most out of the situation. On the first lap, I have to take chances right away and try to gain places. We have to remain optimistic and make the most out of it.”
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