Bottas' problems during the Italian Grand Prix have been identified
An abnormal overheating of the engine and tires prevented the Finnish driver from fighting for the victory
At the start of the 2020 season Valtteri Bottas made it clear that he would be fighting for the championship win against his teammate Lewis Hamilton. Currently the Finnish driver is in second position, with a gap of over forty points from the British driver.
Bottas could have narrowed the gap during the Monza Grand Prix, but numerous problems plagued his Mercedes-AMG W11. First of all, the engine had an abnormal overheating caused by the traffic in which the driver found himself during the second phase of the race.
The tires also overheated abnormally due to traffic, and these combined elements prevented the Finn from getting a better position than fifth. There are nine races to go until the end of the championship and Bottas needs to have more consistency in results if he wants to be crowned world champion.