This led him to finish the race in fourth place.
Red Bull was smarter
“I think Red Bull got more points than us today I think that they were a bit smarter with their strategy,” Bottas said in an interview with Ziggo Sport. “We should have done a two-stop strategy so we need to look into it.”
According to team boss Toto Wolff, Bottas had to pit early due to vibration issues and almost losing out on a tyre.
However, the Finn reckons that his first pitstop compromised his entire race.
Should have done a two-stop
“The early stop compromised it all and by stopping that early we should have done a two-stop,” Bottas said.
“The last 10 to 15 laps I had nothing left. That’s why it was so tricky. For us the front tyre wear was very high and I don’t know why.”
Bottas also revealed his radio calls to his team asking them to copy Max Verstappen’s two-stop winning strategy. However, the team decided to go with one-stop.
“I was making it very clear what I was thinking,” said Bottas. “I suggested a two-stop earlier in the race and the team decided to go for one-stop.”
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