Valtteri Bottas isn’t secure at Mercedes as it might have seemed.
Bottas beat Hamilton by just 0.006 seconds to deny the Briton a seventh home pole.
Valtteri Bottas has pipped Lewis Hamilton to the quickest time in a blustery Friday of practice at Silverstone.
It’s early days yet, but there could be trouble brewing at Mercedes — and if Ferrari can’t pull itself together, you’d better hope there is.
Okay, it’s far too early to definitively declare Valtteri Bottas as a serious threat to the runaway championship train that is Lewis Hamilton, but you’ve got to admit that a sporting story beginning with several nights of heavy Scandinavian drinking has a certain appeal.
Only the bravest of punters would’ve tipped Valtteri Bottas to romp into the setting Melbourne sun at such a convincing canter at the first race of the season.
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Valtteri Bottas must lift against teammate Lewis Hamilton to extend his Mercedes contract beyond 2019.
With the seatless Esteban Ocon breathing down his neck, Valtteri Bottas needs a big 2019 to keep his Mercedes drive.
Mercedes needs to improve “lots of different things” to vie for pole at the Mexican Grand Prix.