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Mercedes F1 Rewards Valtteri Bottas Equal Opportunity for the Championship in 2019

All that Lewis Hamilton needs to bag his fifth drivers’ championship is to win the next Formula 1 Grand Prix in the United States and hope that Sebastian Vettel finishes below the second place during the race. Some of his victories can be attributed to the efforts of his teammate Valtteri Bottas though. Mercedes AMG Petronas boss Toto Wolff warns that the full potential of the Finn will be unleashed in the 2019 season. Bottas has been labeled with a lot of names during his 2018 run. He was referred to as the “wingman“, “butler” and “second fiddle” by F1 personalities and the media because of his willingness to play… Continue Reading »

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Confidence of Valtteri Bottas Diminishes Due to Lack of Wins in 2018

Being partnered to a four-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton and belonging to the top team in the sport today puts a lot of pressure to Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas. The Finn has not won a race since the start of the 2018 F1 season. His last victory came in Abu Dhabi last year. The highlights of his career this year so far are his six podium finishes. The statistics of Bottas definitely pales in comparison with Hamilton’s seven wins this season. It was also nothing compared to his performance in 2017, which gained him three wins, 10 podiums finishes, and four pole positions. Bottas admitted in his interview… Continue Reading »

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Esteban Ocon Might Replace Valtteri Bottas in Mercedes F1 Team

Force India’s Esteban Ocon confidently claimed that it’s only “a matter of time” until he joins the Mercedes Formula 1 team. The 21-year-old driver said he received guarantees from the bosses at Mercedes that he will land a seat with them in the future. “The bosses [at Mercedes] have plans for me that are ‘not yet’,” Ocon revealed Motorsport.com. “It’s not the plan for now. I think they want me to have more experience before I jump in that car. I knew that already. I have targets I have to respect,” he added. Ocon is one of the promising young drivers in F1 right now. The Force India driver definitely displayed… Continue Reading »

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Lewis Hamilton Wins F1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix 2018

Lewis Hamilton bags the win at the Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix 2018. The victory takes him to the lead in the drivers’ rankings. After Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel got the pole position in the qualifying last Saturday, it looked like he was poised to emerge triumphant again. However, the chaos that unfolded during the race allowed Hamilton to take the lead all the way to the finish line. All hell broke loose from start to finish that eventually saw the two Red Bull cars whack each other at Lap 40, which reportedly made their boss Christian Horner furious. Even the safety car was not spared as Haas F1’s Romain Grosjean crashed… Continue Reading »

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Lewis Hamilton Frustrated at Mercedes F1 Team During Bahrain GP

Lewis Hamilton didn’t mince words over the radio to let Mercedes F1 team know how he felt during the Bahrain Grand Prix. The defending champion ended third at the F1 Bahrain GP. The frustration of Hamilton began when he was pushed back to the ninth position away from the grid at the start of Sunday’s race. It stemmed from a penalty for changing his gearbox going into the second race of the season. Then, the Briton was involved in an early collision with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen at the early part of the race. Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff defended his driver though by reasoning out that it was only… Continue Reading »

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Formula 1 2018 Season Preview: Mercedes Goes From Strength-To-Strength

Can Mercedes continue their reign of domination over Formula 1, and keep Hamilton at the top after a fiercely competitive season last year? Let’s break down their main competitors and see how the FIA has changed the rules in a big way for 2018. When it comes to Formula 1, every fan will definitively say that Mercedes is the dominant force in the sport – whether they love or hate the team. And on paper, 2018 is looking to be no different. With the announcement of their WO9 car for the new season, they keep the same advantageously longer wheelbase along with some slight changes to the aerodynamic design to… Continue Reading »

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Hamilton second in 2018 F1 opener as Ferrari wins big

Lewis Hamilton was able to get out to a smooth start to open the 2018 F1 opener, but Ferrari’s pit strategy and the virtual safety car helped shift the race to Sebastian Vettel’s favor. Vettel took home the Australian Grand Prix win and the early lead in the driver’s standings. Hamilton finished second, while Kimi Raikkonen fended off Daniel Ricciardo for the final spot on the podium. Hamilton pitted in lap 18 after Raikkonen, momentarily giving Vettel the race lead. Between lapping and Hamilton’s pace, Raikkonen is just unable to keep up. Romain Grosjean’s exit prompted an appearance by the virtual safety car, however, and Vettel was able to pit… Continue Reading »

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