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Lewis Hamilton said he would have battled more aggressively with Valtteri Bottas in the opening stages of the British GP if they weren’t team-mates.
Valtteri Bottas was left disappointed with P2 at the British Grand Prix, but warned Lewis Hamilton that their battle is “not over yet”.
Unlike in recent races, this weekend’s British Grand Prix looks set to take place with the grid exactly as it was in qualifying.
Lewis Hamilton has said that he struggled to find one-lap pace in a car that’s set-up is far more suited to tomorrow’s race.
Valtteri Bottas snatched pole position for the British Grand Prix from Lewis Hamilton by 0.006s in what was Mercedes’ 64th front row lock-out in F1.
Valtteri Bottas was the man to beat at Silverstone in the dry on Friday afternoon, however, it was the wind that dominated the session with several drivers flying off the track.
Valtteri Bottas finished Friday’s practice for the British GP top of the charts, however, it wasn’t a trouble-free session for the Finn.
Valtteri Bottas knows he needs to perform out on track if he wants to continue with Mercedes as Toto Wolff admits there are others waiting in the wings.
Overheating issues with the engine meant that Mercedes “just couldn’t race” in Austria according to Lewis Hamilton.
Lewis Hamilton has taken to social media to say he “totally deserved” his three-place grid penalty in Austria for impeding Kimi Raikkonen.
Valtteri Bottas has said he prefers to be properly “penalised for mistakes” after suffering a big crash in FP2 ahead of the Austrian Grand Prix.
Toto Wolff is adamant Valtteri Bottas isn’t out of the title race but he says his driver needs to “change his driving style” in order to beat Lewis Hamilton.
After yet another lacklustre race, one in which Toto Wolff is reported to have said Valtteri Bottas “slept” through, the Finn insists he can still beat Lewis Hamilton.
Lewis Hamilton’s qualifying form continued in France on Saturday as he laid down a track record 1:28.319 to claim pole position ahead of Valtteri Bottas.
Lewis Hamilton felt he was on for “one of the best laps” he had done at the Circuit Paul Ricard before an error cost him time.
Mercedes claimed yet another 1-2 in France as Valtteri Bottas set the pace in final practice, edging his team-mate Lewis Hamilton.
The debate of rejoining the track in an unsafe manner was opened up once again…oh and Valtteri Bottas was fastest in FP2 in France.
Valtteri Bottas may have fallen off the pace in the few races, however, the Finn insists he is not out of this year’s title fight.
The person most allowed to feel aggrieved by Sebastian Vettel’s Canadian GP penalty is Valtteri Bottas.
With the points gap between himself and Lewis Hamilton on the rise, former F1 driver Mika Salo believes Valtteri Bottas needs to drive closer to the “edge.”
Valtteri Bottas insists he feels “no pressure” despite a disappointing weekend at the Canadian Grand Prix.
With at least two drivers waiting in the wings for his Mercedes seat, Valtteri Bottas has revealed he has yet to enter talks with Mercedes about 2020.
Valtteri Bottas said he couldn’t feel a “huge difference” with the updated Mercedes power unit, but could tell it was an improvement.
Valtteri Bottas believes Ferrari still have the “upper hand” in the engine department despite Mercedes bringing their Spec-2 engine to Montreal.
Mercedes have confirmed that Lewis Hamilton’s pit stop ended up putting the pit crew a little out of sync for Valtteri Bottas, who ended up in the path of Max Verstappen.
Sebastian Vettel was “worried” about the pit crews in Monaco, especially Racing Point’s, as he watched Max Verstappen getting closer to Valtteri Bottas on the pit lane.
Toto Wolff believes Valtteri Bottas will use his Monaco GP disappointment to come stronger at the next race, the Canadian Grand Prix.
Valtteri Bottas believes Max Verstappen was entirely in the wrong for their pit lane collision in Monaco but reckons the five-second penalty was “OK”.
Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas thought he would be at the “back of the grid” after making contact with Max Verstappen in the pit lane during the Monaco GP.
Valtteri Bottas watched Q3 slip away from him on the big screens as he qualified P2 for the Monaco Grand Prix.