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Mercedes vow to find race-wrecking tyre warm-up solution for Bottas

Sam Hall Wednesday 21 April 2021 07:00 Mercedes trackside engineering director Andrew Shovlin has claimed the team must assist driver Valtteri Bottas to get on top of the tyre warm-up issues that destroyed his Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. Bottas set the early pace at Imola by topping both Friday practice sessions but after the sun rose on Saturday morning, the Finn's weekend took a nosedive. Article continues under video Whilst team-mate and championship leader Lewis Hamilton bagged the 99th pole position of his career, Bottas languished in eighth. Although his race ended in a dramatic fashion with an incident involving Geroge Russell, Bottas had struggled to progress through the order and...
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