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Jolyon Palmer thinks there could have been “serious fallout” at Mercedes had Lewis Hamilton not won the Spanish Grand Prix.
Valtteri Bottas has doubled down on his recent claim that he nearly gave up on Formula 1 after a painful 2018 campaign.
Mercedes have offered an explanation for why Lewis Hamilton had to force his way past Valtteri Bottas after team orders were issued in the Spanish Grand Prix.
Although Valtteri Bottas has been criticised for failing to match Lewis Hamilton, Ho-Pin Tung says it is thanks to him that Mercedes often come out on top in the strategy game.
Toto Wolff says Valtteri Bottas’ distant P3 in Spain wasn’t a sign that mentally he is out of the game, adamant he’s in a “good place”.
Despite being ordered to move aside in Spain, Valtteri Bottas insists he’s not worried about being shoved into a number two role.
Lewis Hamilton says he wasn’t aware that Mercedes had issued team orders to Valtteri Bottas, believing they were “racing” for position.
Valtteri Bottas’ decision to ignore team orders in Spain is likely to be ignored by his team bosses thanks to Lewis Hamilton’s race victory.
Valtteri Bottas has admitted he deliberately defied team orders after being told not to hold up Sir Lewis Hamilton in the Spanish Grand Prix.
Valtteri Bottas said an “annoying” snap at Turn 10 cost him more than his 0.13s deficit to pole-sitter Lewis Hamilton at the Spanish GP.
Jenson Button and Martin Brundle both feel Mercedes need to “move on” from Valtteri Bottas, with the latter saying he is a “1.5 driver”.
Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff has branded talk of swapping Valtteri Bottas for George Russell mid-season as “nonsense”.
Lewis Hamilton has called for people to give Valtteri Bottas a break and says that the Finn is ‘an amazing team-mate.’
Valtteri Bottas took a little dig at rivals Red Bull as he confirmed that he will see out the season with Mercedes.
Mercedes won’t jump at issuing team orders as they don’t want to “get a down” Valtteri Bottas, says F1 journalist Lawrence Barretto
Ralf Schumacher thinks it “makes no sense” for Mercedes to think about ditching Valtteri Bottas for George Russell mid-season.
Mercedes chief strategist James Vowles said they were “foolish” with their timing to pit Valtteri Bottas and chase fastest lap in Portimao.
Red Bull principal Christian Horner would be “surprised” if Mercedes are thinking of swapping Valtteri Bottas and George Russell mid-season.
Toto Wolff said his motivational radio messages to Valtteri Bottas may change in the future, after his pace “flatlined” at the Portimao.
Mercedes are ‘losing faith’ in Valtteri Bottas and could replace him with George Russell before the season ends, according to the Daily Mail.
Toto Wolff was happy to give credit to Valtteri Bottas despite another underwhelming performance from the Portuguese Grand Prix pole-sitter.
Portugal pole-sitter Valtteri Bottas is not interested in the “talk” of a Max Verstappen/Lewis Hamilton title battle – he needs “actions”.
Valtteri Bottas said his issues with tyre warming at Imola were limited to the rears, and so DAS would have had little impact.
Valtteri Bottas has indicated he missed a call from George Russell to apologise after their Imola crash because he was asleep.
Despite Valtteri Bottas’ heavy crash at Imola, Mercedes have reportedly saved the engine and will use it at the Portuguese Grand Prix.
Felipe Massa believes Valtteri Bottas’ struggles at Mercedes are more in his head than on track, with seven-time champion Lewis Hamilton as his team-mate.
Valtteri Bottas doubts a driver will dominate a race this season after Mercedes took the first win of the season and Red Bull the second.
Sergio Perez can be more of a help towards Max Verstappen’s title quest than Valtteri Bottas will be for Lewis Hamilton because he is “simply too slow”.
Valtteri Bottas insists he never made any “sudden moves” in his battle with George Russell that could have led to their Imola crash.
Mercedes have confirmed Valtteri Bottas’ poor performance at Imola was not caused by a car issue, just a lack of grip.