British GP: Valtteri Bottas hopes balance tweaks can see Alfa Romeo up the grid

Valtteri Bottas has said that just some slight improvements with car balance could see him gain several positions in qualifying tomorrow after finishing 11th in FP2.

Bottas went fastest in FP1 but read little into that given the showers in the air and the little running every car did.

FP2 was dry, though, which meant more competitive times could be posted and in the midfield things were very tight indeed.

Speaking to the press at Silverstone, Bottas summed up his day:

“Not too bad.

“The first [session] wasn’t that useful.

“FP2 we got through the whole plan, we got in plenty of laps on low and high fuel and the midfield seems really tightly packed.

“Two-tenths improvement could be a lot of positions.

“We still have some work to do with balancing the car, high-speed corners are oversteery but I am sure we can find some improvements overnight and some lap time.”

Earlier in the week, Bottas said that he felt as though the Alfa could challenge for a top-five finish this weekend if all went to plan and it is clear that the margins between several teams are very tight at the moment.

Qualifying is going to be massively important on Saturday afternoon, then, and Bottas will be hoping that he can nail his lap to start the race from a decent position tomorrow.

Alfa come into the race on the back of a double points finish, and so getting a similar result to that here in the UK would go down a treat.

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