«I waited a long time, more than a year, before regaining the victory, but now I’m fine. I handled each situation very well and completed one of my best victories ever. Apart from a small flaw in curve 1, I think I raced 58 laps at an excellent level ».
Thus Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes driver, comments in the interview under the podium the success – the tenth in his career – in the Turkish GP. «The car performed very well in every situation during the weekend – adds the Finnish driver -. Today’s weather conditions, very difficult to manage, have made everything more complicated. I stopped in the pits at the right time and this made the difference in the final race ».
At the end of the race, Ferrari driver Leclerc commented on his Turkish GP as follows: «We tried until the end. This intermediate was very strange, paradoxically the worn rubber made it more than the new one but then, once the excessive use was felt, it was too late. The grip in the rear tires was very little in the final laps, but by now the seconds behind Perez were definitely too many. My Ferrari was a nice car to drive today, net of the unpredictable behavior of the tires. It was a positive weekend but the bitterness remains for not having grabbed the podium ».
«We certainly believed in the podium – said Mattia Binotto, Ferrari sporting director – and now there is bitterness. We tried bravely: we were third with Leclerc and the position was at risk. We saw a great opportunity and then instead we paid for it ». –
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