Mercedes were a long way off Ferrari in qualifying, so when a superb pit stop helped put Valtteri Bottas in charge of the Chinese Grand Prix, the Finn looked set for an unlikely victory – and one which he believes he would have fully deserved…
Mercedes looked in confident mood in China on Friday morning, with Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas finishing first and third. Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen split them in the times, but did so on the quickest ultrasoft tyre – which neither silver car used.
Armed with a set of unusual questions, we gave the Finn a good grilling…
Formula One World Champion Nico Rosberg and Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport driver Valtteri Bottas will be driving the F1 W05 Hybrid in front of the crowds
Sebastian Vettel has a clear lead in the drivers’ championship after winning a tense 2017 Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix from Lewis
Bottas’s maiden pole comes in only his third race for Mercedes and his … Toto Wolff was also full of praise for Bottas, saying his qualifying performance … as he seeks his first race win, his best previous results being the pair of
One thing’s for sure, having taken a drivers’ and constructors’ double for the past three seasons, there will be no shortage of interest in the spare seat. But with all of the most experienced drivers already tied down, Mercedes will find it extremely tough to find a driver approaching Rosberg’s calibre.