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Bottas edges Verstappen on F1's return to 'the rollercoaster'

Ian Parkes Friday 30 April 2021 12:37 - Updated: 12:38 Valtteri Bottas shrugged aside his wretched Imola weekend to set the pace at the end of first practice for Sunday's Portuguese Grand Prix. Mercedes driver Bottas struggled for pace a fortnight ago in the Emilia Romagna GP before his race was ended via a spectacular crash with Williams' George Russell. Article continues under video Bottas' primary issues in Italy were tyre warm-up given the cool, wet conditions, but in the warmer climes of the Algarve, the Finn was back on the pace. On Pirelli's soft tyres, Bottas posted a time of one minute 19.648secs around a circuit known as 'the rollercoaster' given its wild undulations, edging Red...
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