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Valtteri Bottas is adamant he’s not giving up on the title race despite Lewis Hamilton having enough of an advantage that he would wrap it up in Mexico.
Although Valtteri Bottas’ chances of snatching the World title away from Lewis Hamilton are slim, Toto Wolff says Mercedes will play the “most-fair game” with their drivers.
Valtteri Bottas was the man to lead Mercedes over the line in Japan, and the way it all unfolded felt like a well deserved thank you.
Toto Wolff says he completely understands Lewis Hamilton’s frustrations over his Japanese GP strategy as it cost him a shot at the victory.
Mercedes have officially won their record-equalling sixth consecutive constructors’ championship after finishing P1 and P3 in Japan.
Valtteri Bottas is hoping for more dominant performances after cruising to victory at the Japanese Grand Prix.
Valtteri Bottas says he is to blame for losing so much ground to team-mate Lewis Hamilton in the title race.
Valtteri Bottas feels that he can push his car further than before following updates brought to the W10 for this weekend.
Charles Leclerc and Valtteri Bottas are the latest drivers to state that F1 is heading in the right direction on the back of roleplayers decision to include them in the rulemaking process.
Mercedes’ motorsport strategy director James Vowles has praised Valtteri Bottas for his perfect defence against Charles Leclerc at the Russian GP.
Valtteri Bottas has described the timing of the Safety Car at the Russian GP as a “miracle” for Mercedes.
Valtteri Bottas says Mercedes’ 1-2 at the Russian Grand Prix is great for the team and will motivate them going forward.
Valtteri Bottas claims he was plagued by balance issues throughout qualifying for the Russian GP and doesn’t understand why.
It was a day of toil for Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes as he admits they are still “figuring out” how to improve the car after two disappointing sessions at Sochi.
Valtteri Bottas says it is up to him to make sure he’s not in a position where Mercedes can order him to play second fiddle to Lewis Hamilton after being the Brit’s wingman in Singapore.
Kimi Raikkonen joined local lad Daniil Kvyat as well as Kevin Magnussen, Lance Stroll and Valtteri Bottas for Thursday’s driver press conference at Sochi.
Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff has revealed that “miscommunication” was to blame for Lewis Hamilton impeding Valtteri Bottas during Q3 at Singapore.
Valtteri Bottas is no stranger to the ‘wingman’ role at Mercedes, but their treatment of the Finn in Singapore was very harsh.
Ordering Valtteri Bottas to play second fiddle to Lewis Hamilton in Singapore, Toto Wolff says that was “not a great call” to make but one that had to be done.
Valtteri Bottas says he could have easily beaten team-mate Hamilton at the Singapore Grand Prix but has no issues with the team orders.
Valtteri Bottas admits that Ferrari were “getting better and better throughout qualifying” at the Singapore GP.
It wasn’t the best of Fridays for Valtteri Bottas as he crashed in FP1 while in the second session he found himself well off the pace of team-mate Lewis Hamilton.
Told that his race craft wasn’t up to scratch when he was unable to close in and attack Ferrari at Monza, Valtteri Bottas says he is working on that with Mercedes.
Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas believes he is becoming a better driver with age and is still “far away” from his best.
Valtteri Bottas isn’t sure if the uncertainty over his Mercedes future affected his performances, but knows the security he now has helps his future.
Beating Lewis Hamilton for only the fourth time this season at Monza, Valtteri Bottas is adamant he’s not ready to walk away from the title race.
Valtteri Bottas believes Charles Leclerc is a “very tough” racer and is impressed with him in his debut Ferrari season.
Valtteri Bottas is adamant that he “tried everything” to get past Charles Leclerc at the Italian Grand Prix, adding that pushing too hard early on probably cost him in the end.
Despite having the “fastest car” at Monza, Valtteri Bottas finished runner-up with Toto Wolff saying that’s because he “struggles” after chasing down the car ahead.
Valtteri Bottas says he’s “gutted” about not winning the Italian Grand Prix after he failed to take victory from Charles Leclerc in the final laps of the race.