Valtteri Bottas says he is surprised by Mercedes’ problems and he “never expected it to be that tricky” for his former team.
After spending five years with Mercedes, Valtteri Bottas is the perfect person to ask about his perspective on his former team’s current woes.
“I don’t know the reasons why they’re struggling,” Bottas said.
“I don’t know the technical details. I didn’t see what happened in the race. I would imagine [Lewis] was stuck behind other cars, and if there’s a DRS train, it’s not easy [to overtake].”
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Ultimately, Valtteri said he expects his former team-mate to have better results in the coming races.
“I think George had a great start, so that was key for his race today, but I’m sure we’ll see a strong Lewis still in the coming races.
“It is surprising. I never expected it to be that tricky [for Mercedes], but they’re still scoring points, so hopefully, eventually, we can score more than them,” the Finn concluded.