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Mercedes: Much of Bottas car 'damaged beyond repair'

Mercedes has conducted an initial evaluation of the damage inflicted on Valtteri Bottas' car by the Finn's crash with George Russell in last weekend's Emilia Romagna GP, and concluded that a large part of the W12 is beyond repair. Bottas was hit broadside by the Williams when Russell attempted to overtake the Mercedes driver on the run down to Tamburello. The resulting contact sent both cars at full speed into the wall, fortunately with no physical consequences for their drivers. But the material damage was predictably heavy according to Mercedes trackside engineering director Andrew Shovlin. "As much as we like our car, we like Valtteri more and happily he was able to come out of...
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