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Bottas Navigates Ups and Downs in Saudi GP Practice

07/03/2024

In the Saudi GP’s opening practices, Stake F1 and Bottas showed fleeting promise, grappling with mixed results and strategic explorations.

Stake F1 found themselves navigating the middle of the pack during the opening practices of the Saudi Arabian GP, with Valtteri Bottas securing the 11th spot in the first session, marking the team’s highest position of the day, before dropping to the bottom in FP2.

“It’s great to be back on this circuit; it’s always a fun track to drive, distinctly different from what we experienced in Bahrain last week,” Bottas stated. “The car behaved quite well during the first practice session, and I felt comfortable on the track right from the start.”

“For the second practice, we experimented a bit more, trying out various setup configurations, and some didn’t move in the right direction. The data collected today will be valuable for our work tonight in preparation for qualifying.”

Guanyu Zhou made progress from FP1 to FP2, finishing 13th: “I felt good in the car today, and we managed to complete the entire scheduled program to gather the necessary data.”

“This circuit is always enjoyable and unique: I believe its layout should suit us better than Bahrain’s, allowing us to continue fighting for points. As a team, we are definitely making progress, and I hope we can achieve similar, if not better, results compared to Bahrain.”

“While challenging the top five teams might be tough, our main competitors are undoubtedly the teams around us, and we’ll be fighting with them for points this weekend. Tonight, we’ll continue fine-tuning the car and its settings to be ready for an exciting qualifying tomorrow.”

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