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Tag Archives: Valtteri Bottas

The potential champion who should already be among F1’s elite

The 2019 Formula 1 season has marked the arrival of Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc as potential megastars for the future. Five-time champion and the greatest of his era Lewis Hamilton has relished this – and we witnessed a glimpse of something in Hungary that reflects when Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso were the youngsters taking it to Michael Schumacher a decade and a half ago. However, there is a young talent in amongst his own stable – a Verstappen-beater in fact – who should also be within this changing of the guard.

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F1 2018 Driver Reviews – Part II

Daimler/Mercedes AMG F1

Once again, Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes are those on top of the world. It has been clear that team and driver were the differentiators this year, as reliability favoured championship rivals Ferrari and the cars both had convincing attributes over one another. A mixture of appalling reliability, driver mismanagement and mistakes ruled Red Bull out of the key silverware very …

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F1 2018 mid-season team-mate statistical comparisons and analysis – Part II

Haas F1 Media

With 10 of the 21 races down, arguably more questions have been raised than answers over which direction both Formula 1 championships are swinging. Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull all have potentially title-winning cars. Behind, Haas and Renault have taken the march at the front of the midfield, ahead of McLaren and Force India. Sauber is arguably punching above its …

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Why Valtteri Bottas is the 2018 Formula 1 championship underdog

Steve Etherington/Mercedes AMG F1

He secured his first win in 2017 in superb fashion in Russia. He followed that up with similarly brilliant drives to win in Austria and Abu Dhabi, yet Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas rarely being spoken about when it comes to the 2018 Formula 1 championship contenders. Why is this? And how can he secure his maiden championship ahead of the likes …

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How will the second half of the 2017 Formula 1 season pan out?

Daimler/Mercedes AMG F1

Nine races remain in what has been a scintillating 2017 Formula 1 season. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel leads the Mercedes duo of Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas by 14 and 33 points respectively. It is by far the tightest season in F1 since the turbocharged engines returned to the sport. Controversial collisions, team orders and the extreme speeds boasted by this …

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Questions to be asked from the F1 2017 Silly Season

McLaren Media

It’s all kicked off in Formula 1 rather early this year, hasn’t it? The F1 2017 Silly Season has not had any movers yet, but some massively talented drivers and some huge outfits will be making serious considerations regarding what next year will look like. As it stands, the only team with its line-up set is Red Bull. That leaves factory seats open at Renault, Ferrari and Mercedes, as well potentially at McLaren (with whatever power unit they are running). Just what questions are we asking as we near the halfway point of this exciting F1 season?

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