“It could have been maybe possible,” Valtteri Bottas would have been on a probable podium if not for ‘Strategy’

Valtteri Bottas finished P6 at the Spanish GP.

Valtteri Bottas

Valtteri Bottas has been having an amazing time with the Alfa Romeo and has been performing very well too. He managed to finish P6 in Spain being ‘best of the rest’ behind Ferrari, Red Bull and Mercedes.

Bottas has been consistent and is the best driver other than those performing in the top three cars. The Finn is P8 in the championship with 38 points just behind Lando with 39 points. 

He has been on points for 5 of the 6 races and outperforms his new teammate in all the races he has finished. Bottas finished P6 in Spain but could have been on Podium if not for his two-stop strategy. 

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He was on a Medium stint run after the second stop that he had to carry till the end. He was on a good pace at the start and was comfortable on P3 for a point after the engine failure of Charles Leclerc. Valtteri also suffered from an engine in the latter part of the race and didn’t manage to get the pace he started from, his teammate suffered a DNF after a failure in the engine as well.

“But I think, strategy-wise, we took a bit of a risk today. We left the last stint to be very long, but in the end it was too long. The tyres died towards the end.” said Bottas to media including RacingNews365.com. “I think [there was] just not quite enough pace,” he explained.

How is Valtteri Bottas’ future looking in Alfa Romeo?

Valtteri Bottas
Valtteri Bottas

Valtteri Bottas is comfortable with his Alfa Romeo and hopes to get the performance at its best. He hopes for a podium this season which he came very close to in Spain but it’s a positive that the car is performing very well. He said it was quite possible till the end of the car when Lewis had some problems with the engine.

“But maybe with the issues Lewis had towards the end, we would have [been] a bit shorter on the last stint. [It] could have been maybe possible but, anyway, it is still good points.”

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Bottas and Alfa Romeo should be aiming for the midfield finish ahead of Alpine and will fight with McLaren.

They are currently P5 in the constructor’s championship with 39 points, 11 points behind McLaren.

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