Mercedes admitted they might not have changed Valtteri Bottas’ power unit at Sochi had they realised how hard overtaking would be.
Mercedes’ decision to fit a fresh power unit to Valtteri Bottas’ car for the second race in a row will inevitably prompt speculation the change has been made to help his team mate Lewis Hamilton.
Valtteri Bottas is prepared to follow team orders from Mercedes to help Lewis Hamilton maximise his score in this weekend’s Russian Grand Prix.
Will Max Verstappen lose his points lead? Will Valtteri Bottas face team orders again? Here are the Russian Grand Prix talking points.
Lewis Hamilton doubts he can beat Max Verstappen to victory in tomorrow’s Italian Grand Prix after the Red Bull driver took pole position in the sprint qualifying race.
Valtteri Bottas revealed he ran over a squirrel on his way to taking pole position for tomorrow’s sprint qualifying race at Monza.
Valtteri Bottas says his pole position for sprint qualifying at Monza gives him a chance to take a maximum points haul from Saturday’s race.
Lewis Hamilton hailed Valtteri Bottas as the best team mate he’s had following Mercedes’ announcement he will leave the team at the end of the season.
Five years after his unexpectedly early arrival at Mercedes, Valtteri Bottas has been shown the door. Where did it go wrong?
Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff praised Valtteri Bottas following confirmation he will leave the team at the end of the season.
With the long-awaited confirmation that Valtteri Bottas will not remain at Mercedes next season, the next move in the Formula 1 driver market will surprise few.
Alfa Romeo has confirmed Valtteri Bottas will drive for them next year in a new multi-year deal following his departure from Mercedes.
Williams CEO and team principal Jost Capito told RaceFans he hopes George Russell returns to the team one day if he joins Mercedes next season.
Lando Norris disagrees with the decision to award points for the curtailed Belgian Grand Prix, saying the event was “not a race”.
Lewis Hamilton has ‘taken the driver’s hat off’ and accepted Mercedes’ needs in selecting his team mate for 2022, according to team principal Toto Wolff.
Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc talked up George Russell’s credentials as a Mercedes driver while he swerved questions over his future.
The two drivers in contention to be appointed as Lewis Hamilton’s team mate say there is “no news” on their futures ahead of this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix, but refused to confirm whether a decision had been taken.
Romain Grosjean was banned for causing a huge crash at Spa in 2012, so why did Sunday’s carnage result in much more lenient penalties?
Valtteri Bottas and Lance Stroll have been given five-place grid penalties for triggering a collisions at the start of the Hungarian Grand Prix.
Lando Norris says Valtteri Bottas deserves a significant penalty for triggering the crash which put him and other drivers out of the race.