The last weekend was not one more for Valtteri Bottas. The beginning of Imola Grand Prix I was coming feel good for the Finn and the team Mercedes, who dominated the first two sessions of free practice. However, both on Saturday in qualifying and on Sunday in the race, the results were not what both parties expected.
It is for this reason that in the last hours the head of the German team returned to launch very harsh criticisms for his pilot. Toto wolff He released the figure that the team lost with that accident and assured that with these drops in the budget, no improvements can be installed due to the budget. He did not speak about the accident, but about its consequences.
There is still talk about Bottas’ guilt in the accident or whether George Russell he made too risky a maneuver. However, the sports commissioners have already made the decision not to continue investigating the case, because in their opinion it was a normal race incident. Despite this, many criticized both drivers blaming them for the accident.
The Mercedes team boss does not want to get into this discussion, but he is not silent about his driver either. The Austrian did not stop and criticized Valtteri Bottas, assuring that these situations cannot be repeated due to the short budget they have this year. The losses that Mercedes will have with this crash will affect this year’s budget.
“We are very tight with the cost limit. We are not amused at all, to be honest. It’s a pretty big loss. Our car pays for itself in a cost-cutting environment, and that’s certainly not what we needed. It will limit updates. Just the fact that we ended up there losing it in the wet, because there was no contact and causing both cars to collide is not what I expected to see, “he launched.
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