Valtteri Bottas has said he hated the order to let Lewis Hamilton pass in Bahrain but understood why the decision was made.
Hamilton was allowed to pass his team-mate as Mercedes tried to prevent Ferrari from taking the spoils in Sakir, but a resigned Bottas, who started from pole position, revealed he felt resigned to let him through.
"As a racing driver it's the worst thing you can hear but I did it because I knew it could have potentially helped the team," Bottas said.
"I'm a team player and I wouldn't say no to that.
"But personally it was tough – I don't know why but I just didn't have the pace today."
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Bottas also offered his assessment on a race weekend which turned from elation to agony.
He added: "It was really tricky race I struggled with the pace all through the race. I was limited and was out of tools on the steering wheel and I was oversteering all through the race and that's why they pace was slow.
"But it was the best weekend for me so far and I think there is a lot more to come from me with this team."
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