Posted date: October 14, 2020
Mercedes hopes that Eifel GP’s Valtteri Bottas retirement decision after he runs into power problems will save him from the engine penalty.
After winning the Russian Grand Prix then his W11 put him first in Formula 1 Eiffel Grand Prix, Bottas’ quest for the 2020 World Championships, it seemed, wasn’t over yet.
But his race soon began to go downhill after he saw him in prison confess to leading the race to his team-mate Lewis Hamilton, Before MGU-H forces Finn to retire.
“At the end of the VSC period Valtteri complained of a lack of strength,” Vowles said Mercedes extract video.
“We can see in the data that MGU-H, the car’s hybrid component that produces electric power, but also turbine control, is not working properly.
“We have tried some switching changes with Valtteri that might return these systems, so through the steering wheel he can put a virtual code that might return parts of the hybrid system.
“Even after changing the key, it was clear that it had completely failed and as a result we filled the car up and stopped it.”
With Mercedes In an attempt to find a solution to the hybrid component of the power unit but nothing is working, they decide to stop the car in the hope that the problem will be resolved without having to take new parts and thus risk taking the network penalty.
“The reason why we did this is because we felt that the system’s failure was not in the hardware but in fact electronic. The sooner you stop it, the less damage you will inflict on any of the systems and the greater the chance that we will not be taken advantage of as a result,” Fowles said.
“We have a lot of checks to be done and we will check the systems in Portimao but hopefully there will be no further sanctions as a result of this failure.”
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Hamilton went on to win the Eiffel Grand Prix and now has 69 points over Bottas V. Drivers Championship, Which led to Finn admitting that he needed a “miracle” to reverse the deficit.
“Now I understand that the gap with Lewis is very large in terms of points. He will definitely need a miracle.” Motorsport.com.
But as usual, [there is] There is no point in giving up. You need to keep the bar up and keep trying. we will see.
“Disappointment is the best word.”