Valtteri Bottas has admitted that he was “very concerned” over Mercedes’ decision to pit both he and Lewis Hamilton at the same time during the Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday, as it could have potentially compromised his position in second.
The Finn secured pole position after finishing first in qualifying on Saturday, but he lost P1 almost immediately as his wheels spun on the line, which allowed Hamilton to burst ahead before the first corner.
Mercedes eventually finished with the one-two after opting to pull both drivers in on lap 36 with Sebastian Vettel and Max Verstappen circling in behind, but Bottas wasn’t sure that was the best call at the time.
"I was very concerned," said Bottas in an interview on Fi.com.
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