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Mercedes say improving the rear-end balance of the W12 is a key area they are working on to close the gap to their rivals after testing.
Both Mercedes drivers said the team need to improve the balance of their latest car. Valtteri Bottas said the rear end felt “snappy and unforgiving” yesterday.
Valtteri Bottas says he needs to have a “happy head” at every race this year to be a stronger rival to team mate Lewis Hamilton in the championship.
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Mercedes CEO Toto Wolff says he will begin talks with Lewis Hamilton on his next contract “much earlier” than he did last year.
Valtteri Bottas says his race pace, rather than his qualifying performances, was the biggest area he improved on during the 2020 season.
Mercedes have confirmed concerns over recent MGU-K failures led them to reduce the strain on their power units during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff has ruled out the possibility of George Russell or any other driver replacing Valtteri Bottas in the team’s line-up for 2021.
Mercedes have added the names of everyone who helped produce their championship-winning W11 to the car for the final race of the 2020 F1 season.
Valtteri Bottas says he hasn’t “looked at a single headline or a single news article or social media” since his disappointing Sakhir GP performance.
Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff is not concerned about potential rivalry between his drivers in today’s Sakhir Grand Prix, following George Russell’s arrival as a substitute alongside Valtteri Bottas
Valtteri Bottas said he lost time on his final run because he didn’t have a slipstream, but praised new team mate George Russell who qualified just two-hundredths of a second behind him.
Valtteri Bottas says he was surprised by the gap between himself and Lewis Hamilton in qualifying, and suspects different set-ups on their cars may be responsible.
Lewis Hamilton says Valtteri Bottas has pushed him harder in the championship fight this year, but the data doesn’t entirely back him up.
Valtteri Bottas says there wasn’t much to separate him and Lewis Hamilton in this year’s championship fight, despite the points gap between them widening as his team mate clinched the title.
A joke made by Valtteri Bottas about the Covid-19 pandemic prompted a clarification from Mercedes on one of China’s largest social media platforms.
Valtteri Bottas admitted the Turkish Grand Prix was one of his toughest races in Formula 1 so far, after damaging his car on the first lap and spinning six times.
Valtteri Bottas said his steering was damaged in a collision at the start of the Turkish Grand Prix, which left him struggling to stay on track.