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Bottas says tricky Fridays 'a bit of a trend' for Alfa

Valtteri Bottas was sidelined by an engine issue in FP2 in Barcelona, an event that unfortunately upheld Alfa's unproductive tendency of late to endure a disrupted Friday. Bottas was forced to abandon his C42 after just three laps in Friday's late afternoon session. "I felt the smell of oil, I saw the smoke on the mirrors and I heard the noise, that didn’t sound good," explained the Finn. "But we haven’t got the car back, so we don’t know exactly, but I would suspect it was something with the engine." In Miami, Bottas had crashed during the opening practice session on Friday, so another troubled first day of running in Barcelona was a familiar pattern for the Alfa...
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