Williams driver Valterri Bottas expressed his disappointment that he wasn’t able to take advantage of the Ferrari’s colliding with each other in the first lap of the Chinese Grand Prix.
When the green light was showed, drivers across the grid all fought viciously for position before the first corner, which resulted in Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel crashing into his teammate Kimi Raikkonen.
Bottas also added that the medium compound tyres seemed to be a problem on the Shanghai International Circuit as they were significantly slower compared to the other drivers.
“It’s a shame I couldn’t gain anything from that [the Ferraris colliding],” the Finn, who finished in P10 on Sunday, told Autosport.
“I just lost many places so it compromised my race a bit.
“It was going OK until the last stint, I was making up places and the pace was OK.
“But then with the medium tyres it was just terrible, terrible overall grip and especially towards the end of the stint I struggled so much.”
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