Valtteri Bottas on the 2014 F1 Australian Grand Prix. I’m a little disappointed with myself because I was pushing a bit too hard and hit the wall.
Australian Grand Prix
Grid Position: 15
Lag: +47.6 secs
* Valtteri actually finished 6th but was reassigned to 5th due to the disqualification of Daniel Ricciardo who finished 2nd
Rob Nelson, Chief Test & Support Engineer: “Valtteri drove a fabulous race and the team worked really well together, handling some tricky situations that came our way. Valtteri managed his race well and had a strong start getting up to P6, but a mistake unfortunately forced him to pit for a tyre change and he had to overtake the same cars for a second time, showing some great race craft in the process.”
Valtteri Bottas: “The car performed very well today which is looking encouraging for the season ahead, and on the whole as a team we can be pleased that we have made a good step forward from last season. I’m a little disappointed with myself because I was pushing a bit too hard and hit the wall which caused a puncture and put me back a long way. I spent the rest of the race trying to make up for that mistake and managed to make some good overtakes, but I need to learn from this and make sure it doesn’t happen again. It felt great to be able to race hard with people around me and I want to say a big thank you to the race team and everyone back at Grove and Brixworth who have done a great job with this car. We should have finished higher today than we did with the pace we had and I’m looking forward to seeing what we can do in Malaysia.”
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