Finnish Valtteri Bottas He made the news again this Friday during the training sessions of the Styrian Grand Prix, eighth date of the World Cup F1 which is done in the Red Bull Ring. Not for great performance, but for a gross mistake.
“It is totally ridiculous. It could have taken our boys ahead ”, said McLaren in a radio message to the race director, Michael Masi. "Thank God nothing happened", added the head of the McLaren team, Andreas Seidl.
Bottas, who finished fourth and 12th in free practice on Friday, was summoned by the sports authorities for the unusual maneuver that almost ended with his Black Arrow embedded against the internal wall of the sector.
When the Nordic was consulted about what happened, he assured that he tried "do something different" when leaving the pits (he did it in second gear). "It's a normal mistake, sometimes it happens", added Bottas, whose last races has had different problems that only question his continuity in the German team.
After analyzing what happened, the Sports Commissioners of the Bottas was penalized test with the loss of three positions in the starting grid of Sunday's race and they took three points from the Super License.