Ericsson: Error passing Bottas caused Q1 crash

Bottas was on a slow lap when Ericsson, on his second push lap in Q1, went round the Mercedes in the long Turn 7 left-hander. Although Ericsson confirmed Bottas was well out of the way and off the racing line, meaning he had no problem with what the Mercedes driver did, the disturbance to the airflow cost him downforce. This led to him understeering onto the grass having lost front-end grip ... ... Keep reading