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Critics say Bottas ‘a long way off' 2021 pace

Apr.21 Valtteri Bottas is 'a long way off' the pace at present, according to former F1 driver Ralf Schumacher. Even Bottas' team boss admits the Finn is at a 'very sensitive moment', even though Toto Wolff also defended him after his crash with potential replacement George Russell at Imola. 'The race didn't go well for him,' Wolff told Sky Italia. 'He's taking steps back. He's not fast enough right now.' Schumacher agrees that Bottas didn't cause the crash with Russell, insisting that Lewis Hamilton's teammate 'certainly doesn't play games at over 300kph'. 'But he certainly didn't want to let Russell just pass him either,' Ralf Schumacher told Sky Deutschland. 'And I didn't like his...
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