Bottas explains how Mercedes conquered weaknesses to take Silverstone pole

Valtteri Bottas praised his Mercedes team for helping to overcome the W10’s weaknesses after pipping Lewis Hamilton to pole position for the British Grand Prix.

Hamilton’s four-year run of securing pole position in his home race was ended on Saturday as Bottas took his fourth Saturday success of the year – more than any other driver in 2019.

Mercedes appeared to be on the back foot heading into qualifying as Ferrari secured a one-two placing in FP3, but the Silver Arrows secured their seventh front-row lockout of the year.

“From the very beginning since the first practice the feeling was quite nice,” Bottas said.

“There was definitely room for improvement in the rear of the car, in the entry of corners.

76 votes