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Valtteri Bottas has said he does not want to get involved in playing mind games like Nico Rosberg did with Sir Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes.
Lewis Hamilton has said “it’s not easy being my team-mate” in launching another defence of his Mercedes colleague Valtteri Bottas.
Toto Wolff believes Mercedes must avoid knee-jerk reactions to driver performances after Valtteri Bottas’ roller-coaster season in 2020.
Toto Wolff has praised Valtteri Bottas’s mentality, and specifically his ability to handle being on the end of “insane” bad luck in 2020.
Red Bull driver programme boss Helmut Marko said Valtteri Bottas was too “crap” at the Sakhir GP to make a true comparison to George Russell.
Lewis Hamilton does not think Valtteri Bottas has to defend his results in the 2020 season – or that he needs to stick up for his Mercedes team-mate.
Despite his stronger record on Saturdays, Valtteri Bottas thinks that his race pace was actually his biggest improvement in 2020.
Looking back on 2020, Valtteri Bottas joked that the Bottas’ Mowing Service gag from the Austrian GP was a “life highlight”.
Valtteri Bottas has admitted the “small trophy” he expects to receive for finishing second in this year’s World Championship “can’t be that satisfying”.
Valtteri Bottas is “going to race” for Mercedes next season with Toto Wolff officially putting an end to rumours George Russell could be in the car.
Neither Valtteri Bottas nor Lewis Hamilton were aware that Mercedes had turned down their engines in Abu Dhabi, saying Max Verstappen was just quicker.
Valtteri Bottas admitted Red Bull were “surprisingly quick” in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix having expected race pace to be “identical”.
Ralf Schumacher believes Valtteri Bottas’ career is on the line and that a poor showing in the Abu Dhabi GP could end not only his time at Mercedes but also in F1.
Toto Wolff has revealed his gee-up call to Valtteri Bottas in Abu Dhabi Grand Prix qualifying had been requested by the driver himself.
Valtteri Bottas echoed Toto Wolff’s words about enhanced teamwork after Abu Dhabi Grand Prix qualifying – then said Mercedes “didn’t do 100%” as they missed out on pole.
Lewis Hamilton is back after missing the last race due to testing positive for COVID-19, and Valtteri Bottas says his condition wasn’t mild.
We were back to a familiar look at the top of the timesheet in Abu Dhabi as Valtteri Bottas led a Mercedes 1-2 on Friday evening.
With George Russell banging on Toto Wolff’s door, Valtteri Bottas is determined to “try to prevent” a driver change at Mercedes.
Valtteri Bottas said he avoided looking at the news after a difficult Sakhir Grand Prix, adding that his bad run has been going since Imola.
Mercedes have reacted amusingly to news that Valtteri Bottas and George Russell had removed their Formula 1 teams from their respective Instagram profiles.
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Second best to George Russell on the Brit’s Mercedes debut, Finnish pundits believes Valtteri Bottas’ “shares have collapsed”.
Changes have been made to the Instagram profiles of Valtteri Bottas and George Russell, removing references to their respective F1 teams.
Valtteri Bottas need not worry that he’ll be out of a race seat next season with former driver Marc Surer confident the team won’t drop the “loyal” and “good” second driver.
Valtteri Bottas says if one doesn’t know the facts and figures behind the Sakhir GP, he would look like a “complete c**t and a fool” for losing to George Russell.
Mercedes’ trackside engineering director Andrew Shovlin said an issue with team radio was behind the botched double-stack pit stop in Sakhir.
Mercedes boss Toto Wolff admits Valtteri Bottas “did not shine” in what was a dismal Sakhir Grand Prix for the team.
Despite winning the non-showdown showdown against Valtteri Bottas at the Sakhir circuit, Toto Wolff has quashed suggestions that George Russell should take the 2021 Mercedes drive.
Valtteri Bottas said Mercedes’ double-stack pit-stop blunder had “destroyed” his Sakhir Grand Prix after the team fell below their normal “bulletproof” standards.