Bottas: Mercedes are not the favorites for the French GP

Bottas: Mercedes are not the favorites for the French GP

It was expected that Mercedes would be strong in Montreal, where the engine power was on the front, but Ferrari was the winner.


As Mercedes continued to use the engine he had used in the first six races, the Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel had an updated engine and the German team was left behind.

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Valtteri Bottas, who finished the race in the second place and had to save fuel in the last part, said that they are not a favorite of the long-riding Paul Ricard race.


"It will be a different race, different tires, and we'll have a new engine we need to win the Canadian Grand Prix."

"I hope there are some updates on the car as well because all teams are racing to race and competition is getting harder."

"We came to Canada knowing that it would be a good track for us on paper, and we thought we'd have a good chance to win even if we had an old engine."

"But that was not the case, it shows us how hard the development race is, and the development should continue."

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"We are definitely not a favorite of the French Grand Prix, it's quite clear."

Bottas, however, said that the only problem is not the old engine, but also that W09 should develop on the chassis side.

"We just can not blame the old motor we have, and we have to blame the car at the same time."

"We need to develop the vehicle and we have seen that we do not have the best vehicles on the pistes that have many corners like Monte Carlo, so we have to develop in all areas."

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