Russian Grand Prix Formula One preview
“Probably for Formula 1 it’s good as well if there’s a fight between Ferrari and Mercedes”
Toto Wolff maintains the rise of Ferrari as potential title contenders for this year’s F1 world championship is a motivation to Mercedes, despite the bitterness of being beaten to victory in the Bahrain Grand Prix.
“I know that I am very close now, I will improve and we’re going to have some very good fights together in the future”
Valtteri Bottas insists he is now ‘very close’ to matching Lewis Hamilton in terms of pure pace at Mercedes despite a disappointing Chinese Grand Prix weekend hampered by a clumsy spin that left him sixth at the chequered flag.
“It’ll be interesting to see how that varies through the next races with temperature and different types of track”
Lewis Hamilton believes that Ferrari made another step forward in pace over the Chinese Grand Prix weekend, forcing the Mercedes Formula 1 team to respond in a big way so it could claim victory in Shanghai.
Hamilton managed to perfect both his strategy and his pace to take Mercedes’ first win of the year
Lewis Hamilton bounced back from his defeat to Sebastian Vettel in the Formula 1 season-opener in Australia two weeks ago by controlling Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix en route to his fifth win in Shanghai.