2017 CHINESE GRAND PRIX
and put him out of podium contention, with the 27-year-old eventually finishing
sixth, 48 seconds behind his victorious team mate Lewis Hamilton.
“I was trying to have the tyres warmer than any car around to be able to
attack and I went too far,” Bottas told reporters. “I apologised to everyone. I
guess these things happen but it just feels pretty shit when it happens to you.”
Bottas, who raced for Williams last year but has yet to win a race, took the
seat vacated by Rosberg after the German announced his shock retirement
just days after clinching the title in December last year.