In the second game of the day, the butler also gave the Finn two penalty points for the incident.
“When (Bottas) left his designated pit stop, he lost control of the car as he entered the fast lane,” the racing officer’s report said. “He oversteered, skidded and stopped in the fast lane near the highway. McLaren pit.
“At the hearing (Bottas) stated that in the past they had been wasting time when they started in the pits. So they tried something new, which was to leave in second gear. As a result, the wheels spin much higher and the result was unexpected. Expected.”
The management stated that, considering the presence of personnel in the pit lane, the incident must be considered as potentially dangerous driving.
Bottas failed to make the podium in the last three games and ranked fifth in the standings. His points are half of his teammates’ seven-time world championship Lewis Hamilton.
The Finn’s contract expires at the end of the season. He had said earlier that he would be surprised if he was punished for “normal errors.”
The drop was a blow to Mercedes, because they are fighting with Red BullAfter the race, they led the team by 37 points.
Max Verstappen of the Red Bulls leads Hamilton by 12 points. On Friday, Verstappen ran the fastest in the practice session at the Red Bull’s home Austrian circuit.
The 23-year-old Dutchman led in both races and set the best lap time 1 5.910 seconds in the morning, 1:05.412 in the afternoon.
McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo finished second fastest in the afternoon, and Alpine’s Esteban Ocon was third.
Hamilton ranked fourth. The Englishman drove faster than Verstappen in the second stage, but his lap time was deleted because he crossed the track limit at the last corner.
Bottas, 4th and 12th, lost rear grip when leaving the Mercedes pit and skid sideways, stopped to block the pit lane, but almost didn’t hit the wall.
Frenchman Pierre Gasly won AlphaTauri’s second place in the first quarter, but was absent in the afternoon due to power unit problems.
Sunday (June 27) will be the first of two races to be held at the scenic Red Bull Circuit in Spielberg.
After winning in Monaco, Azerbaijan and France, Red Bull is chasing their fourth consecutive victory.The team’s last four consecutive championships was in 2013, before the V6 turbocharged Hybrids Starting in 2014, the Mercedes era ushered in a seven-year rule.
Ferrari carlos Sainz is one of several spinners in the morning.