Tag Archives: Bottas

Hamilton beats Bottas in Spain

Lewis Hamilton led Valtteri Bottas to the fifth consecutive Mercedes one-two at the start of this season after dominating the Spanish Grand Prix. The world champion, who started second, passed Bottas into the first corner and eased away to an ultimately comfortable win, despite a late safety car. A long way behind, Ferrari used team tactics yet again but lost ...

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Bottas beats Hamilton to Spanish GP pole

Valtteri Bottas beat Lewis Hamilton to take his third pole position in a row and lead a Mercedes one-two in qualifying at the Spanish Grand Prix. The Finn was 0.634 seconds ahead of Hamilton, who made a series of errors on his first lap before a slower track meant an improvement was impossible on the next. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel was ...

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Bottas top in Spain as Stroll crashes

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas headed the two Ferraris in a closely matched first practice session at the Spanish Grand Prix. Bottas, the world championship leader, was 0.115 seconds quicker than Sebastian Vettel, with Charles Leclerc a further 0.106secs behind. Lewis Hamilton was fourth quickest, complaining that his tyres had not been in suitable shape on his quickest lap. Practice ended ...

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Bottas beats Hamilton in Spain practice

Valtteri Bottas led Lewis Hamilton as Mercedes dominated second practice at the Spanish Grand Prix with a performance that will worry Ferrari. Ferrari have introduced an upgraded engine in Barcelona as the pressure builds to take their first win of the season but lagged behind their rivals. Charles Leclerc was 0.301 seconds off the pace, with Ferrari team-mate Sebastian Vettel ...

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Bottas beats Hamilton to Azerbaijan win

Mercedes set an all-time record of four consecutive one-twos at the start of a season as Valtteri Bottas beat Lewis Hamilton to win the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. For the fourth race in a row, Ferrari were unable to challenge Mercedes – and again there were questions about the strategy chosen by the Italian team. Sebastian Vettel finished third, never very ...

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Bottas edges Hamilton to win Azerbaijan GP

Valtteri Bottas won the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on Sunday, edging Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton in the process. It’s the fourth time this season that the pair has finished with the top two spots in hand. With the win, Bottas has overtaken Hamilton by a single point atop the Formula 1 standings. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel finished in third with Max Verstappen ...

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Bottas takes China pole from Hamilton

Valtteri Bottas fended off team-mate Lewis Hamilton in a tight battle for pole position at the Chinese Grand Prix as Mercedes out-paced Ferrari. Bottas, the quicker Mercedes driver all weekend in Shanghai, found his advantage cut by Hamilton to just 0.023 seconds as the world champion finally found pace. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel was third fastest, 0.301secs off the pace, and ...

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Bottas fastest in China practice

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas headed Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel by just 0.027 seconds in second practice at the Chinese Grand Prix. Max Verstappen’s Red Bull was third fastest, 0.221secs off the pace despite running wide at the final corner. Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes was fourth, 0.707secs off, while Renault’s Nico Hulkenberg and McLaren’s Carlos Sainz made it five teams in the top ...

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Bottas wins after Hamilton overtake

Valtteri Bottas dominated the season-opening Australian Grand Prix after overtaking world champion team-mate Lewis Hamilton. The Finn took the lead at the start from Hamilton, who made a slow getaway from pole position, and even took the new bonus point for the fastest lap. Hamilton was left far behind, and had to concentrate on holding off Red Bull’s Max Verstappen ...

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No more the wingman – Bottas in it to win it

Former F1 driver Jolyon Palmer, who left Renault during the 2017 season, is part of the BBC team and offers insight and analysis from the point of view of the competitors What a difference a year makes. In 2018, Valtteri Bottas left Melbourne after the opening race of the season on the back foot. He had a big crash in ...

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