Valtteri Bottas managed to keep his cool and finish third at the British GP despite racing in the nearly 30C temperatures without a working drinks system.
The Finn managed to bring home the result despite poor starts at the race start and the red flag restart. Later in the race Bottas let teammate Lewis Hamilton pass on Lap 40 after instructions from his team, however it was anything but a simple race for the Mercedes driver in the Silverstone heat.
"I had no drinks,” Bottas told Formula1.com. "My drinks system didn’t work.
"[But] the main issue was race starts. I was wheel-spinning quite a bit… In both of the race starts, I lost a place, and especially the second start when Lando got ahead of me. When he stopped, he had a slow pit stop, so it meant I had to react [by pitting] so we did actually get him that way.
Bottas had no problems letting Hamilton, who went on to pass Ferrari's Charles Leclerc in the closing stages to take victory, through given his tyre situation.
“I also knew that the winning fight was pretty much gone, because my last stint was going to be really long," Bottas added. "Already after 15 laps I had blisters in the front tyres, so I was really at the end nursing it home… But at least we got Lando and I helped Lewis to win.”