Williams leaves Spa-Francorchamps with a booty and very discreet after living a race to the counter where Valtteri Bottas finished eighth and Felipe Massa tenth. The Safety Car due to the accident of Kevin Magnussen joined the late show the red flag meant that the team opted for a wrong strategy that distanced the two FW38 of the posts of head, having to deal both pilots with traffic almost continuously. Not being able to overtake the McLaren MP4-31 Fernando Alonso despite its mechanical superiority was the perfect epilogue to a career gray.
Valtteri Bottas was one of the drivers who benefit most in the output as they dodged perfectly the touch between Verstappen, Räikkönen and Vettel. On the fifth lap, the finn was fourth, a situation that changed completely with the accident Magnussen: “it Was a disappointing day and it’s a shame because we have lost the great opportunity that we had at the beginning of the race. We were in a great position after the exit. Should have stopped the race when the Safety Car came out, but it was not and we lost many positions”.
from there, Bottas struggled to get the best possible result: “we Try to get the most out of the career that we had after that situation .I’m happy that at least we could get some points at the end, but in general, it was disappointing. Now you must look to the future, we have another race in the next week. From what we have learned today, with luck, we will be better in Monza“.
Felipe Massa not lived in a home of contrasts as that of his partner and after the stops initials stood sixth, a position he held with the red flag by the accident of Kevin Magnussen. The brazilian from there had a race over at least in which suffered with tyre management: “it Has been a very difficult race. We try to take care of the tires until the end, but it was really hard to run with the tyre pressures imposed by Pirelli. it Was hard to be on the track long enough to meet with the strategy“.
in The end, Felipe Massa finished tenth after being outplayed in the last third of the race by Vettel, Bottas and Räikkonen. A situation that the brazilian was back to explain in the key of tires: “When the wheels were there and had a good performance we were fighting for a great position, but when the tyres were simply could not fight more“.