user icon

Bottas vows to keep fighting after poor Silverstone luck

  • Published on 14 Jul 2019 16:53
  • comments 4
  • By: Fergal Walsh

Valtteri Bottas says that he will come back fighting after he lost out at the British Grand Prix due to a poorly timed safety car.

The safety car was deployed following Antonio Giovinazzi's spin into the gravel, which forced the recovery vehicle to take to the circuit.

Bottas had made a pit stop before the safety car, coming in from the lead of the race while teammate Lewis Hamilton stayed out until the track went yellow - which provided the local hero with a free stop in which he took the lead.

"I don't know what to say, congratulations to Lewis, massive support for him over here," Bottas said. "I stopped first and I was controlling the pit stop gap so I was still effectively leading the race until the safety car.

"Lewis got a free stop there. I also went onto the mediums which meant I had to stop again at the end so that was pretty much it. Not really my day but at least the pace was good.

"There are some positives, we were the quickest on the track and the race pace was good today. We had a good fight and it's not over yet." 

Hamilton praises Mercedes dedication

Hamilton offered his praise to the Mercedes team, thanking them for their work after a historic milestone for the Briton, who picked up his sixth home win.

"I couldn't have done it without my team. Everyone back at the factory, their wives and their kids, they're so supportive the whole time they're away, how dedicated they are to their jobs.

"There are 2,000 people in the team that make it possible, I'm just a link in the chain. I value them massively and am super proud to be a part of this."


Replies (4)

Login to reply
  • Well, do your best... I guess.... That is the only real battle for P1 we'll have. Still not really caring though, give me more Max vs Leclerc! Two teams what I like, one driver I like and one I respect and regard as highly skilled, and one team being Honda powered!

    • + 0
    • Jul 14 2019 - 17:03
  • Incredible racing today, British GP is the best and never fails to disappoint. Though Vettel was unlucky with the penalty points, Im sure he didn't mean to do that but it did sort of dampen Verstappen's prospects. Though LEC was brilliant, starting to outperform his illustrious team mate me thinks,

    • + 1
    • Jul 14 2019 - 17:36
  • He just can't catch a break. He was really looking strong early on.

    • + 0
    • Jul 14 2019 - 21:24
  • abhidbgt

    Posts: 136

    Mercedes are in a league of their own. They had such a huge advantage over Ferrari. I am not sure about Red Bull because as Verstappen said they would have been good for a P2.

    • + 0
    • Jul 15 2019 - 05:38

Related news



BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

  • Friday weather-image

    Saturday weather-image

    Sunday weather-image

  • Free practice 1

    11:40 - 13:10

    Free practice 3

    13:10 - 14:10

    Race

    15:10 - 17:10

  • Free practice 2

    15:40 - 17:10

    Qualifying

    16:10 - 17:10

    Fastest lap

     

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

  • Fridayweather-image

  • Free practice 1

    11:40 - 13:10

    Free practice 2

    15:40 - 17:10

  • Saturdayweather-image

  • Free practice 3

    13:10 - 14:10

    Qualifying

    16:10 - 17:10

  • Sunday weather-image

  • Race

    15:10 - 17:10

    Fastest lap

    15:10 - 15:10



Test calendar

Circuit de Catalunya - Testing

See full test schedule

Give your opinion!

Was Red Bull right to promote Alexander Albon?


World Championship standings 2019

Show full world champion standings

Driver profile

  • Team Mercedes
  • Points 961
  • Podiums 33
  • Grand Prix 93
  • Country Finland
  • Date of b. Aug 28 1989 (29)
  • Place of b. Nastola, Finland
  • Weight 70 kg
  • Length 1.73 m
Show full profile


Team profile

Show full profile

Formula 1 Calendar - 2019

Date
Grand Prix
Circuit
-
Spain
-
Spain
15 - Mar 17
Australia
29 - Mar 31
Bahrain
-
Bahrain
12 - Apr 14
China
26 - Apr 28
Azerbaijan
10 - May 12
Spain
-
Spain
23 - May 26
Monaco
7 - Jun 9
Canada
21 - Jun 23
France
28 - Jun 30
Austria
12 - Jul 14
United Kingdom
26 - Jul 28
Germany
2 - Aug 4
Hungary
30 - Sep 1
Belgium
6 - Sep 8
Italy
20 - Sep 22
Singapore
27 - Sep 29
Russian
11 - Oct 13
Japan
25 - Oct 27
Mexico
1 - Nov 3
United States of America
15 - Nov 17
Brazil
29 - Dec 1
United Arab Emirates
See full schedule

Formula 1 Calendar - 2019

Date
Grand Prix & Circuit
15 - Mar 17
Australia Albert Park
29 - Mar 31
12 - Apr 14
26 - Apr 28
Azerbaijan Baku City Circuit
10 - May 12
23 - May 26
Monaco Monte Carlo
7 - Jun 9
21 - Jun 23
France Paul Ricard
28 - Jun 30
Austria Red Bull Ring
12 - Jul 14
United Kingdom Silverstone
26 - Jul 28
Germany Hockenheimring
2 - Aug 4
Hungary Hungaroring
30 - Sep 1
6 - Sep 8
Italy Monza
20 - Sep 22
27 - Sep 29
Russian Sochi Autodrom
11 - Oct 13
25 - Oct 27
1 - Nov 3
United States of America Circuit of the Americas
15 - Nov 17
Brazil Interlagos
29 - Dec 1
United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit
See full schedule
show sidebar