VALTTERI BOTTAS has turn into the primary casualty of the Miami Grand Prix weekend after a crash in FP1.
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The Alfa Romeo driver misplaced management of his automobile on the quick flip seven, spinning out and smashing into the obstacles. The session was instantly pink flagged, turning into the primary incident on the new Miami observe.
The Finnish star appeared to lose management of his automobile on the exit, smashing into the barrriers on the edfe of the circuit seconds later. He apologised to his workforce moments after the crash, including: “Sorry guys, simply misplaced it”.
Bottas’ rear wing seemed destroyed after the sizeable impression with the barrier. Nevertheless, he jumped out of the automobile monents later and returned again to the paddock.
A number of drivers have already made errors on the brand new circuit because the F1 stars attempt to discover the bounds.
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Valtteri Bottas crashed at flip seven (Picture: F1 / Twitter)
Bottas had had a optimistic begin to the brand new marketing campaign since his swap to Alfa Romeo. He has picked up 24 factors up to now this season and has even battled with the Mercedes duo of Lewis Hamilton and George Russell this season.
Flip seven has already obtained loads of consideration among the many drivers as being one of the crucial important corners on the observe. AlphaTauri star Yuki Tsunoda stated the nook might make a ‘massive time distinction’ if pushed accurately. He even warned the nook was one of many ‘key’ areas on the structure and can improve the possibilities of overtaking.
Pierre Gasly additionally highlghted the world as a ‘endless’ left hander which is ‘extraordinarily lengthy’.
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Valtteri Bottas suffered some injury to the rear of the automobile (Picture: F1 / Twitter)
Bottas addressed the brand new Miami observe forward of the weekend, claiming the observe appeared to good for overtaking.
He stated: “It appears to be a extremely good observe for overtaking. Like, I believe the way in which the observe has been deliberate, I believe, from my facet, it appears optimistic. It must be good racing.
“Yeah, fairly lengthy straights and a few actually good overtaking alternatives. So, let’s see how it’s finished in actual life however to me on paper, it appears good. And I’m certain as an occasion it’s going to be fairly superb.”