I don't know. Bottas only has a 1 year contract with Mercedes, he may be thinking bigger picture. I'm sure he will try to get the best start that he can, but I don't think he will do anything risky when it comes to Lewis Hamilton....and Bottas will do as much as he can to keep Hamilton behind...
This, there would be no better way to look at "the bigger picture" than to take the fight to the man himself.How do you mean bigger picture? Bottas isn't looking for the next big drive he's in it. If he's not thinking that this could be his 1 chance to win a WDC then what the hell is he doing in formula 1. If he wants to be in this title fight he needs to win this ideally with his teammate off of the podium.
Well there you have it. After the pit stop and penalty, he let him through again. He just stated he's an obedient number 2, I will be extremely surprised to see him as a championship contender.So Bottas just let Hamilton pass, not sure what to make of that. I guess he's hoping he can stay close enough to Hamo that the penalty will take effect.
...Looks like Bottas lost out to Hamo with that strategy but they successfully kept Kimi off the podium which I suspect they had in mind when they told Bottas to get out of the way.
This. Last race it was Ricciardo, now it was Massa who held him up. Still a decent result for Ferrari, undercut worked brilliantly for Vettel.I think maybe Kimi got stuck behind Felipe too long at the start of the race, he was really booking it at the end his pace was up there with Hamilton. He gained places though so he had a much better race then China even with his tech issues.
Yeah but it's always him man. The second time he was behind massa he was on brand new super softs, he should have been able to get past him no problem. Then he sets fastest laps like that gives you any extra points.This. Last race it was Ricciardo, now it was Massa who held him up. Still a decent result for Ferrari, undercut worked brilliantly for Vettel.
Would have been even better if it weren't for the SC at the perfect time for Merc