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Wolff may reconsider Bottas radio messages after pace ‘flatlined’ – Autosport

Toto Wolff says he may need to reconsider his in-race radio messages to Valtteri Bottas after the Mercedes Formula 1 driver’s pace “flatlined” when catching Max…

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Mercedes team principal Wolff has been heard giving messages of encouragement to Bottas at a number of recent races after a request for more feedback from the Finn last year.
Bottas was in pursuit of Verstappen while running third in Sunday’s Portuguese Grand Prix when Wolff was heard on the radio saying: “Hunt him down, Valtteri, you’re the quickest car.”
An exhaust sensor issue ultimately cost Bottas around five seconds, denying him the chance to bear down on Verstappen and leaving him third in…

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