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Ferrari and Red Bull made sound business moves locking Charles Leclerc and Max Verstappen into long-term contracts, says Valtteri Bottas.
Valtteri Bottas may be the perfect team-mate for Lewis Hamilton as tensions at Mercedes are at all-time low but that doesn’t mean he’s doesn’t race the Brit hard.
Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas recovered well from a shaky start to finish ninth in his second Arctic Lapland Rally.
Valtteri Bottas is desperate to bounce back and challenge for the title in 2020, saying he would struggle to accept the idea that he can’t beat Lewis Hamilton.
Lewis Hamilton has admitted that, at the start of the season, he found it difficult to deal with pressure from a resurgent Valtteri Bottas.
The 2020 season will see Valtteri Bottas fighting for a new Mercedes deal once again, but he wants to make the decision a “no-brainer” for the team.
Lewis Hamilton says that he had to find a “new ace” to keep his performance advantage in 2019 after losing his engineer to team-mate Valtteri Bottas.
Valtteri Bottas believes that Mercedes would have dropped him at the end of 2019 if there was no improvement on the previous season.
Valtteri Bottas admits that he “lost a little bit” of love for F1 in 2018, but found it again last season.
Valtteri Bottas is keen to continue with Mercedes in 2021 but is “open” to other options should the Brackley squad not renew his contract.
Valtteri Bottas still has a “surreal” feeling about his season-opening win in Australia, saying it felt like someone else was driving the Mercedes car.
Valtteri Bottas will release version “2.77” as he looks to stop Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton winning a seventh title in 2020.
A lack of “hunger” and “fight” in wheel-to-wheel action is currently holding Valtteri Bottas back from challenging for the title, according to Mark Webber.
Toto Wolff is adamant Mercedes will be “very neutral to the drivers” in 2020 despite massive accolades at stake.
Valtteri Bottas has ended the first day of post-season testing top of the timesheet, whilst Esteban Ocon made his long-awaited debut for Renault.
Valtteri Bottas will take another crack at trying to stop his Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton in 2020, and he has a plan.
Valtteri Bottas is the big loser on the Abu Dhabi grid, falling from second to 20th as a result of an engine penalty.
Valtteri Bottas says he is “feeling better” after falling ill in the days leading up to the Abu Dhabi GP weekend.
Lewis Hamilton says that, due to the pole drought he’s gone through since July, his 88th pole position, feels like his first.
Mercedes principal Toto Wolff believes Valtteri Bottas was to blame for his bizarre crash with Romain Grosjean during FP2 in Abu Dhabi.
Valtteri Bottas has been given his first reprimand of the season for his FP2 incident with the Haas of Romain Grosjean.
Valtteri Bottas was quickest once again in Friday practice, but this time he came into contact with Romain Grosjean during the race simulation runs.
Valtteri Bottas put his brand new Mercedes engine to good use to set the pace in FP1 for the Abu Dhabi GP while Daniel Ricciardo’s RS19 needs a new engine of its own.
Valtteri Bottas will compete in the Rallycircuit Cote d’Azur event based at Paul Ricard next weekend as his rallying exploits continue.
Valtteri Bottas will start the final race of the 2019 season at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix from the back of the grid due to engine penalties.
Valtteri Bottas believes Red Bull has surpassed Mercedes in terms of straight line speed, adding Merc were caught off guard in Brazil.
Mercedes are yet to confirm if Valtteri Bottas will take a grid penalty at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix as they are still to get to the bottom of his engine failure in Brazil.
FIA race director Michael Masi has been busy explaining why the SC was needed for six laps to cover Valtteri Bottas’ stricken Mercedes in Brazil.
Valtteri Bottas has admitted he’s disappointed that he couldn’t get involved with the late drama at the Brazilian Grand Prix.
The Brazilian GP weekend got off to a soggy and slow start with Alexander Albon setting the pace in FP1 before crashing and bringing out the red flags.