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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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Mercedes F1 Considers Giving Team Orders After Italian GP

After the shocking performance of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel at the Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix, Mercedes is now considering giving team orders. The move by Mercedes F1 might come after the Italian GP this weekend. According to Autosport, despite the equal status shared by Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas in Mercedes F1, the team is currently pressured into reconsidering its overall strategy to keep both the Driver and Constructor Championships this season. The report said that it will likely result in Bottas getting a support role for Hamilton. Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff said that they will have to wait until the results of the Monza race before they decide… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes And Ferrari Introduce Upgraded Engines At Belgian GP

After the 2018 summer season break, Mercedes AMG Petronas and Scuderia Ferrari introduced their upgraded engines in Formula 1. The new power units are making their way to the upcoming Belgian Grand Prix this Sunday. Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton confirmed the upgrade in his earlier interview with Sky Sports. He expects to make a big impact at the Belgian GP with their new engine. Despite the confirmation of Hamilton, there were doubts previously as to whether his partner Valtteri Bottas will utilize an upgraded version of the Mercedes Silver Arrows engine. According to the source, the Finn already reached the maximum amount of engine components that he can use in his… 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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Mercedes Widens Gap with Ferrari in F1 Driver and Constructor Standings

The Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula 1 team just gained more breathing room following their win at the 2018 Hungarian Grand Prix. The victory widened the gap between Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel in the Driver Standings. The performances of the Briton and his teammate, Valtteri Bottas, also allowed them to maintain the leverage of their team in the Constructor Standings. Hamilton is now ahead of his rival by 24 points with a total of 213 points in his scorecard. On the other hand, Vettel is trailing behind with an overall score of 189 points. Meanwhile, the difference between Mercedes and Ferrari in the Constructors is only 10 points with… Continue Reading »

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Toto Wolff Expresses Sympathy with Ferrari Over the Condition of Sergio Marchionne

Toto Wolff, Mercedes AMG Petronas owner and executive director, said that his thoughts were with Sergio Marchionne, Scuderia Ferrari president and chief executive officer, and his family. The Ferrari boss unexpectedly stepped down from his position on Saturday night citing illness as a reason. “Even in the joy of victory, our thoughts also remain with Sergio Marchionne and his family. Although we are rivals on the track, we are friends off it and we were saddened to hear the news of his illness,” Wolff told Sky Sports on Sunday night. The Mercedes boss added that he also felt bad about the crash that cost Sebastian Vettel’s victory at the Formula… Continue Reading »

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