Valtteri Bottas’s final season with Mercedes proved to be his worst in comparison to Lewis Hamilton. But it was enough to take the constructors’ title.
Lewis Hamilton comprehensively beat Valtteri Bottas again, sealing his seventh title as he did, and ensuring his later absence due to Covid did not affect the title fight.
Valtteri Bottas stated the year strongly but couldn’t stop Lewis Hamilton winning another title. Here’s how they compared in their third year as team mates.
Valtteri Bottas started his second season at Mercedes in good shape but Lewis Hamilton turned the tables and was dominating his team mate as 2018 ended.
In his first year alongside Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas started strongly, earned a one-year contract extension after the summer break, then slumped.