Formulation 1 2021: Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas units quickest time on second day, Lewis Hamilton struggles

Formulation 1 2021: Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas units quickest time on second day, Lewis Hamilton struggles

Bottas clocked 1min 30.289sec off 58 laps, 24 hours after ending the opening day on the backside of the time charts resulting from a gearbox downside that restricted him to simply six laps.

Formula 1 2021: Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas sets fastest time on second day, Lewis Hamilton struggles

File picture of Valtteri Bottas. AP

Sakhir: Valtteri Bottas set the quickest time on the second day of pre-season testing in Bahrain on Saturday whereas world champion teammate Lewis Hamilton mentioned there “was no level worrying” regardless of spinning off the dusty Sakhir circuit.

Bottas clocked 1min 30.289sec off 58 laps, 24 hours after ending the opening day on the backside of the time charts resulting from a gearbox downside that restricted him to simply six laps.

Seven-time world champion Hamilton, who was down in tenth place on Friday, was fifteenth on Saturday.

Solely four-time champion Sebastian Vettel, in his first season with Aston Martin after leaving Ferrari, was slower.

Hamilton suffered a uncommon spin within the morning session earlier than Bottas took over driving duties underneath the lights within the afternoon.

“It’s extremely gusty, as I came upon into Flip 13. The rear would not really feel notably nice however we’re looking for the candy spot,” mentioned the Briton.

“It is day two of testing so we’re simply centered on understanding the automotive so there isn’t any level worrying simply but.”

Pierre Gasly, in an AlphaTauri, was second quickest, forward of McLaren’s Lance Stroll.

The British driver was a formidable second on Friday behind Crimson Bull’s Max Verstappen.

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