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Declaring that Lewis Hamilton is “beatable”, Valtteri Bottas says he aims to up the pressure on his team-mate this season even if it causes “some tension” at Mercedes.
Lewis Hamilton has said he is not scared about the prospect of facing an improved team-mate this season, but did warn Valtteri Bottas that there are “no more excuses”.
Valtteri Bottas returned to the top of the timesheets on an uneventful yet busy morning at the Circuit de Catalunya.
Valtteri Bottas has said he will not be attempting any mind games with Lewis Hamilton over the course of the 2018 season, calling them a “waste of energy”.
Valtteri Bottas put in the first laps in the W09 at a wet Silverstone circuit on Thursday with his new Mercedes F1 car fitted with Halo.