Lewis Hamilton says he’s unlikely to gift a win to Valtteri Bottas in return for the victory his team mate handed him in the Russian Grand Prix.
“The team are not going to make that call,” said Hamilton.
“If I’m in the position – it’s not something I’ve asked Valtteri if he’d want that – but I don’t think he’s going to want that. He’s going to want to win it in his own way. So I don’t know if I’ll be doing him any favours in the sense of giving him a win.
“I don’t think he needs that anyway, I think he can do it himself. So all I can do is try to make sure I’m supportive throughout the process, throughout the weekend. I’m always really open with my set-up so I’ll continue to do so.”
In the aftermath of the September race Hamilton said he would have “no problems” with giving Bottas a win in return for their Sochi position swap.
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