He again qualified second for the , but dropped to sixth place in the opening laps and would only recover to fifth by the finish line.
Whilst it was initially reported that Mercedes would receive warning letters, Bottas and Mercedes were eventually cleared of any wrongdoing.
Instead, he used the chest protector to his advantage, making his finishing move, the , more effective.
At the end of the race, Vettel's tyres began to go off quickly, and Bottas closed the gap to Vettel to within a second and eventually finished second, with Hamilton just a few seconds behind him.
His race, ended on lap 31 after his team was unable to remove a wheel during a routine pitstop.
At the , Bottas qualified in 3rd place behind teammate Hamilton and Verstappen.