Tag Archive: Valtteri Bottas

Mar 21

Formula One teams Australian Grand Prix preview

Australian  Grand Prix Formula One preview

150x80-flagworldf1Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Melbourne.

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Mar 21

“When the flag drops, the bullshit really stops”

“What we’ve seen from Barcelona is that the margins at the front of the field have shrunk.”

“When the flag drops, the bullshit really stops”Toto Wolff is refusing to make predictions ahead of the 2017 F1 season but is certain the ‘margins have closed’ between Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull under the new ‘violent’ regulations. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 19

Hamilton: With Bottas nothing is being held back…

“It’s been great so far” – Hamilton

2017-02-23-0001Lewis Hamilton has laid praise on new Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas with his openness to share thoughts and information to develop the W08 into an F1 world title contender – with a small dig at former team-mate Nico Rosberg. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 16

Bottas: It would be stupid not to watch Hamilton closely

“Obviously being aware of how he is setting up his car and seeing a bit more about his driving style and all these things”

2017-02-23Valtteri 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 14

Hamilton lauds Ferrari pace as ‘spectacular’

“Do we have more potential? Time will tell!”

Hamilton lauds Ferrari pace as ‘spectacular’Lewis Hamilton says he remains optimistic Mercedes has the package to fight at the front when the 2017 F1 season begins with the Australian Grand Prix despite describing Ferrari’s performance in pre-season testing as ‘spectacular’. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 10

Formula One teams Barcelona testing 2 report day 4 (updated)

Formula One test 2 day 4 report

150x80-flagworldf1Today’s testing report from Formula One teams & drivers at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

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Mar 10

Mercedes not in a comfortable situation – Bottas

“We are definitely not confident that we are in the front”

Mercedes not in a comfortable situation – BottasValtteri Bottas has echoed the sentiments of Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton by pointing to Ferrari and Red Bull being in much closer contention for the F1 world title scrap than last year. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 09

Formula One teams Barcelona testing 2 report day 3 (updated)

Formula One test 2 day 3 report

150x80-flagworldf1Today’s testing report from Formula One teams & drivers at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

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Mar 08

Formula One teams Barcelona testing 2 report day 2

Formula One test 2 day 2 report

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Mar 08

Wehrlein reveals why he accepts Mercedes drive decision

Wehrlein made his Sauber track debut on Tuesday
Wehrlein reveals why he accepts Mercedes drive decisionPascal Wehrlein says he accepts Mercedes’ decision not to promote him to a full factory drive in 2017 after controversially losing out to Valtteri Bottas in the race to replace Nico Rosberg at the title winning team.
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Mar 07

Formula One teams Barcelona testing 2 report day 1

Formula One test 2 day 1 report

150x80-flagworldf1Today’s testing report from Formula One teams & drivers at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

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Mar 05

Hamilton: There are no games with Bottas

“He is very witty and comes out with some very funny things – which you would not really expect from a Finn”
2017-02-23-0021Lewis Hamilton says he’s enjoyed working alongside new Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas during the opening week of pre-season testing and admires the Finn’s sole focus on the track and ‘there are no games’.

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Mar 02

Formula One teams Barcelona testing report day 4 (updated)

Formula One day 4 test report

150x80-flagworldf1Today’s testing report from Formula One teams & drivers at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

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Mar 01

Formula One teams Barcelona testing report day 3

Formula One day 3 test report

150x80-flagworldf1Today’s testing report from Formula One teams & drivers.

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Feb 28

Formula One teams Barcelona testing report day 2 (+video)

Formula One day 2 test report

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Feb 28

‘We need to talk…’ – Massa explains Williams F1 u-turn

“It happened two days after I had the Christmas party with the team and said ‘bye-bye’ to everybody!”
'We need to talk...' - Massa explains Williams F1 u-turnExactly three months after saying what appeared to be his final farewells to the Formula 1 paddock in Abu Dhabi, Felipe Massa has spoken about the turn in events that saw him come out of retirement to race with Williams in 2017.
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Feb 23

Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport launches W08 EQ Power+, looks ahead with excitement to 2017 challenge

New car livery includes electric blue visual signature to denote Hybrid powertrain

2017-02-23 - Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport - W08 EQ Power+ (4) 2017 challenger christened W08 EQ Power+, launched exclusively online to fans in innovative 360 degree live broadcast during 100 km Filming Day in Silverstone, UK.

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Feb 22

Mercedes launch: Mercedes teases first look at W08

Blue and green graphic swooshes appear over the central bodywork

Mercedes teases first look at W08The Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team has released a series of teaser images of the new W08 car ahead of its official unveiling at Silverstone on Thursday. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 15

Welcome to the family, Valtteri! (+photos)

Valtteri met with a number of Mercedes-Benz employees at a Meet & Greet session

2017-02-15 - Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport - Valtteri Bottas Stuttgart Visit  (25)Ahead of the opening pre-season Formula One test of 2017, due to take place at the end of February, new Silver Arrows signing Valtteri Bottas took a trip to Stuttgart, to visit the very heart of the brand with the three-pointed star.

Feb 14

Rosberg won’t divulge Hamilton secrets to Bottas

“I would tell him don’t expect an easy ride, that’s for sure”
Rosberg won’t divulge Hamilton secrets to BottasNico Rosberg says he is prepared to offer advice to Valtteri Bottas on how to integrate within the Mercedes AMG Petronas team this year but will not go as far as revealing ‘secrets’ on how to defeat Lewis Hamilton. Read the rest of this entry »

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