"The car was not right after that. I could feel that the steering wheel was pointing to the left on a straight line and then on left and right corners, the car was behaving differently.
"So I think all the moments I had, it was not like how it should be. It was a messy race, a disastrous race and obviously, I was trying to push as hard as I could, I had nothing to lose.
"When I dropped back, I was pushing as hard as I could and made mistakes and for sure, with the damage as well, it was quite tricky. It could be the most difficult race I have had in Formula 1 so far and also the result will show that."
The damage was picked up with the second of the incidents, where Bottas attempted to make a move down the inside of Ocon at turn nine.
The Finn slid into the rear-left wheel of Ocon's car, causing a puncture on the RS20. Bottas put the mistake down to being overzealous in trying to make up for the turn one spin.
"So I had the spin in turn one," he added. "I was last but actually I was catching up on the train really quickly so by the time of turn eight, I was behind many other cars so I saw that I could make a move into turn nine.
"But then I locked up. There was more water on the inside and obviously, the visibility was pretty poor. I was pretty eager, maybe a bit too much. I locked up and hit one of the Renaults.
"I couldn't keep the car on track. I lost count of how many times I spun. It was like survival from then on to the flag. It felt like a long day."
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