Valtteri Bottas had on Sunday a blessing in disguise. The Finn shrugged at the Start in Hungary a Moment too soon. Although he dropped back from second place to seventh place, but at least he escaped a penalty. Bottas has already betrayed that he was irritated by a "light on my Display". But what brought him from the concentration?
"I don't know in Detail, what lights are to be addressed," shrugs he shoulders. As the lights on the traffic lights were on Red, "was something [on the Display], either on or off," says Botta, adding: "I think, on the main screen of the dashboard a color or so - a pretty light color changed."
"The enough already, so I react. I thought the traffic lights would be considered," said Bottas, who also indicates: "I have seen the light because of the Halo and of the Position in which I was, only half. It was a strange Situation." His memory Bottas is deceptive, however, because nothing actually changed on the large Display.the Start of a particularly sensitive Moment,
On the Onboard shots, you can see that the large display on his steering Wheel changes. Rather, there are three small red LED lights on the main display, the out. The fact Bottas is responsive, although the light is still Red. Either way, the Mercedes driver explained, you need to look at again, "what exactly happened".
not allowed to happen in the future again. "We do not want any distraction in such a sensitive Moment," says Bottas. About a possible penalty, Bottas did not think according to his own statement during the first round, by the way. "It happened and the Start was already ruined," shrugs the Finn's shoulders.
With space for three operating Bottas at the end of damage limitation, but the bottom line is that Budapest, for him, was a "inkonstantes weekend", you have to avoid in the championship fight, actually. "It was just a bad race. And if you end up in a bad race on the Podium, then that's still okay," he reminds, however.
in Addition, it was the error on startup still in "a strong race". However, as was already clear that the victory was within reach. "It was just a bad weekend, I will not let influence me," says Bottas to attack in the next two races at Silverstone.
there May be the required Update for his Display. Because further errors from this category can not afford to Bottas, if he wants to be Lewis Hamilton in the fight for the world title is dangerous.
This article was written by Ruben Zimmermann
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