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Bottas: I don’t know what happened overnight

2021 Qatar Grand Prix, Friday – LAT Images. Credits: Mercedes.

Valtteri Bottas looks to find answers to the lack of pace after finishing third at the Qatar Grand Prix qualifying.


  • Bottas led FP2 and FP3, but did not manage to convert it into pole position, being 0.651 seconds away from the polesitter Lewis Hamilton.
  • The Finn admits that he failed to work well with tires in qualifying.

What he had to say:

  • “It’s been a good weekend so far until the qualifying for me. I don’t know what really happened overnight. I could feel that in FP3 for sure the wind was different than yesterday. I was still fastest, but I had to push a lot, so I really couldn’t find much more.”
  • “In quali I struggled quite a bit, especially in turn 1, struggled to get the tires ready, unlike the yesterday evening, so I need to have a look, but obviously, I tried my best, but a little bit confused what happened with the car overnight.”
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