Valtteri Bottas has spoken about the factors that made an impact on the result of the Abu Dhabi GP qualifying for him.

Saturday’s qualifying session at the Yas Marina Circuit was a challenge for Bottas – he managed to set only the 6th best time. The Finn admitted that the set-up, as well as the power unit change, did not let him go quicker.

“In Q2, I think I did my best lap time and I could never improve that. It felt like the more I tried, it felt like the set-up didn’t have any more in it,” Bottas said.

“I went for a quite soft set-up mechanically and I feel it’s really good for the race, and I was hoping it should still be OK for the quali. But the grip was improving quite a lot. so that’s one thing.”

“We had to change to an older PU for today, which I knew that it was, compared to yesterday, at least two tenths.”

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