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"Bumpy" Yas Marina Circuit behind Valtteri Bottas failure

  • Published on 29 Nov 2016 15:30
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  • By: Dominik Wilde

Williams technical chief Pat Symonds believes the Yas Marina Circuit's bumpy surface was behind Valtteri Bottas' retirement from Sunday's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

The Finn's race ended on lap seven with suspension failure, having climbed up to ninth from 11th on the grid.

Symonds thinks that the failure is similar to one that Bottas had at last year's United States Grand Prix when he retired on lap five.

"It was a particular bump which looks like it triggered it," he is quoted by Autosport. "Abu Dhabi is quite bumpy, but it should be able to handle it quite easily.

"It's probably similar to what happened in America in 2015, but we won't know until we strip everything, he added. "We put a lot of containment in place after that incident [at COTA] to try and stop that sort of thing happening again and it does look quite similar."

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  • Hemex

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    I seem to remember circuits that were very much bumpier than this one. Austria had adapted its curbs quite a bit and everyone was complaining about it. Both COTA and Yas Marina looked like a baby's bottom in comparison. But both Bottas and Button got stranded in the desert.

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