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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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Lewis Hamilton Takes the Lead in the German GP

Mercedes AMG Petronas’ Lewis Hamilton just finished the Formula One German Grand Prix in an impressive fashion. The Briton is once again on top of the Drivers’ Standings after his rival Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari was taken out of the race. Hamilton stormed the lead after a frustrating qualifying last Saturday. He went from the 14th place of the grid to the checkered flag in a dramatic race. Vettel appeared to be gunning for the win again, but with only 15 laps remaining, his car suffered a crash. The German driver was poised to win the event when his teammate Kimi Raikkonen was given instructions over the radio to let… Continue Reading »

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Is Mercedes F1 Losing Their Dominance?

The result of the Formula One qualifying in China may be the turning point in the sport. Ferrari locked the front row of the grid ahead of their rivals in the Mercedes F1 team. “This is the turning point,” said Sky F1‘s Damon Hill. Sebastian Vettel finished the qualifying race with a new lap record of 1 minute and 31.095 seconds. His teammate Kimi Raikkonen was just behind by 0.087 second. Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton will be starting this Sunday’s race at third and fourth places, respectively. The two finished +0.580s and +0.701s following the time set by Vettel. The recent event marks the first time for Ferrari to bag… Continue Reading »

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Lewis Hamilton Overtakes Sebastian Vettel in F1 Rankings

The Formula One Italian Grand Prix just concluded. For the first time this year, Lewis Hamilton takes the top position in the 2017 Driver Standings. The competition between Hamilton and Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel has been tough this year. The huge improvement in Vettel’s car saw him bagging several wins which catapulted him to the top position of the World Championship rankings. Although Hamilton had more wins than him, he never stayed far behind. With the latest race that saw Hamilton and his partner Valtteri Bottas securing a one-two finish, the Briton finally reached the top place in this season’s Driver Standings. Overall, the three-time F1 World Champion now has 238 points…. Continue Reading »

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Monaco GP: Bottas 4th, Hamilton 7th as Ferrari grabs 1-2

Sebastian Vettel took home the race win at the 2017 Monaco GP, at the head of a Ferrari 1-2 finish. Meanwhile, Valtteri Bottas finished in fourth place and Lewis Hamilton was able to get to seventh despite starting from P13. Overall, though, this was a loss for Mercedes as Ferrari managed to get father ahead in the standings. With the win, Vettel is now 25 points ahead of Hamilton for the lead in the driver’s standings. Scuderia Ferrari also moved past Mercedes in the team standings. Ferrari has taken a 17-point lead thanks to the 1-2 finish. With the other Ferrari of Kimi Raikkonen in second place, Red Bull Racing’s Daniel… Continue Reading »

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Valtteri Bottas Snatches the Win in 2017 F1 Russian GP

Valtteri Bottas emerged victorious in the 2017 Formula One Russian Grand Prix. The event marked the second win of Mercedes AMG Petronas this season and the Finn’s first win in his F1 career. Bottas overcame four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari who was expected to win the race following his impressive showing during the practices in Sochi and in the qualifying race wherein he landed the pole position. Three-time world champion Lewis Hamilton sadly fell in the fourth place, failing to overtake the veteran and 2007 champion Kimi Raikkonen of Ferrari. Bottas was elated in his triumphant finish after more than 80 career starts. His fellow drivers showed strong support in his… Continue Reading »

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