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Bottas: ‘no pace’ after the opening lap

Portuguese Grand Prix – Valtteri Bottas couldn't take the challenge to his teammate once he lost the lead as he felt his Mercedes was lacking pace today. The Finn lost his second place to Max Verstappen at the start but quickly regained it and then took the lead after Hamilton slowed while dealing with oversteer. The two Mercedes and Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc were the only cars in the top ten to start on the medium compound and in the cool conditions found it didn’t reach working temperature as quickly as the softs did. Bottas found himself overtaken by a McLaren for a few laps as Sainz made the most of the soft tyres before the Mercedes’ were able to regain their positions....
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