Bottas is still developing but is sure he will ‘join the dots’ and get the most from the car
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“For today I’m just very happy and for sure whatever happens this year, the race today doesn’t hurt.”
Sebastian Vettel called his victory in Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix a “positive surprise” for Ferrari, but is refusing to think about a challenge for the Formula 1 drivers’ championship after just one race.
A new rulebook and the unknowns of performance
There is an unknown nature to this race. In testing, the Ferrari looked like it had a lot more pace and a lot of it was drawn from the high speed corners. The car looked more planted than any other car, including the Mercedes.
“I see Ferrari being the quickest at the moment. I think they will definitely be the favourites”
Mercedes Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton remains confident that Ferrari is the team to beat in this weekend’s season-opening Australian Grand Prix, having called the Scuderia out for downplaying its chances.
“Obviously being aware of how he is setting up his car and seeing a bit more about his driving style and all these things”
Valtteri Bottas has warned Lewis Hamilton he’ll be watching his new Mercedes team-mate very closely in order to find any extra advantages as the pair prepare for battle in the 2017 F1 world championship.
The Finn ended testing with the fastest lap time from eight days of track action
Kimi Raikkonen has played down suggestions the revised 2017 F1 regulations suit his driving style better than ‘newer’ rivals, though he acknowledges Ferrari has ‘done a decent job’ following an eye-catching turn in pre-season testsing.