Valtteri Bottas thinks Red Bull will just find the pace again on Saturday. He is also very satisfied with the progress of his own at Friday in Istanbul.
Where it was just like an ice rink in Turkey last year, the grip on Istanbul Park is now better than ever. It was fun for Valtteri Bottas, he says in conversation with RacingNews365.
“We are much faster than last year. Now there is really good grip. Maybe this is now the track with the most grip on the calendar! That makes it much more fun.”
“It’s a very different approach compared to last year when we talk about the set-up. We had to adapt to that during Friday, but I enjoyed it.”
In any case, that approach worked out well, because Mercedes was in good shape. Lewis Hamilton in particular was lightning fast, but Bottas was also very satisfied after Friday.
“The most important thing was to adjust in terms of balance,” he explains. “At the start of the day we were a long way from the right balance, but I think a lot of teams suffered from that. In the second practice the feeling was already very good, so this could be a very good weekend for us. ”
Still, he expects Red Bull, which was not in a good shape on Friday, to catch up. “It seems like a good track for Ferrari, but Red Bull is definitely going to show even more. But if all goes well, so will we. It will be exciting,” said the Finn.