At the Styrian GP Mercedes wasn’t able to get ahead of Verstappen’s obviously faster Red Bull. Hamilton and Bottas give their comments on the race.
Lewis Hamilton, P2, +35.743
Valtteri Bottas, P3, +46.907
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Here is the transcript of the Post 2021 Styrian Grand Prix Qualifying track interviews and press conference featuring Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas.
Lewis Hamilton overtook several cars before starting his last Styrian Grand Prix Qualifying run. After the session he said this decision backfired.
Both Christian Horner and Max Verstappen seem to get very annoyed at anyone asking questions about Red Bull’s engine receiving an upgrade.
Lewis says Red Bull was “a quarter of a second ahead on long-run pace”, but he hopes the work Mercedes has done will help them close that gap.
Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas, Toto Wolff and Andrew Shovlin give their comments on the 2021 Styrian Grand Prix Qualifying.
Valtteri Bottas qualified in P2 for the Styrian Grand Prix, but due to a three place grid penalty he will start the race from P5. The Finn gives his thoughts.