Valtteri Bottas has criticised Lance Stroll's racing etiquette following an incident on the Australian Grand Prix that noticed the Aston Martin driver slapped with a time penalty.
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Alfa Romeo’s Valtteri Bottas was left offended with Aston Martin rival Lance Stroll following the Australian Grand Prix.
The 2 drivers acquired shut collectively on a few events throughout Sunday’s race as they fought it out for the ultimate points-paying positions at Albert Park.
Their battle noticed Stroll come underneath the microscope of the stewards for each weaving and allegedly pushing Bottas off the circuit.
Because of his actions, the Canadian was hit with a five-second time penalty, whereas one penalty level was added to his racing licence, transferring him solely three factors from a race ban.
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Bottas escaped the scrap with out injury or a penalty and went on to attain 4 priceless factors for his Alfa Romeo staff.
But it surely may have been extra, he believes, with the incidents stopping him from pushing onwards to problem Alpine’s Esteban Ocon for seventh.
“The weaving simply made it actually arduous for me to determine the place to go. It was a bit on the restrict, I assume,” mentioned an sad Bottas, post-race.
“After which yeah, that cross, clearly it pressured me to go off the observe. I do not assume that is how it’s best to race. I am nonetheless amazed to get by way of it.
“I believe that price me a little bit of time, for positive. Perhaps Esteban was reachable, in any other case. However nonetheless, 4 factors will not be unhealthy.”
Stroll completed outdoors of the factors in twelfth place because the final driver on the lead lap.