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GP Week : Issue 212
After a surprisingly strong qualifying effort, especially from Valtteri Bottas, the race produced a bigger gap between the team and Mercedes – Nico Rosberg able to catch and pass for second place, despite his virtual one-tyre race. " We went into the race today with the mentality that we were going to fight Mercedes for the win, but their pace in the race surprised us abitandintheendweneedtobe satisfied with third place and another podium," said Valtteri. "I was keeping pace with Hamilton at the beginning but in the middle of my first stint the rear tyres started to go away and that allowed him to create a gap. In the second stint I didn't realise Rosberg was quite as close as he was and his move caught me a bit by surprise, but he had more pace at that point any way as my prime tyres were taking a good 10 laps to switch on so he would have caught me regardless. "I was closing in the final laps as my tyres were getting better but he had managed to create too big a gap. " For his part, Felipe Massa was also slightly disappointed at his inability to get through the field as he perhaps should have: " My strategy today was undermined by traf fic and that prevented me from get ting in the points. We decided to stop on the first lap and after that I was in clean air and had good pace on the option tyres so made up a good number of positions. "I then came up against Perez who had strong straight line speed so I lost a lot of time behind him. After my second stop I soon found myself behind Perez again and I didn't really have any good opportunities to take a risk and pass him." Williams: Best of the rest this time 29 GPWEEK.com // 29 GPWEEK.com // F1 >>> RUSSIA PARTNERS: