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Sport Bottas: I can be better than Hamilton

15:25  15 october  2020
15:25  15 october  2020 Source:   ran.de

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Valtteri Bottas, Hamilton's team-mate at Mercedes, currently has nine Grand Prix victories. In view of the 69 points behind Hamilton, the Finn is far from a possible world title. Still, he believes he can be a better driver than the Briton.

"Of course I believe that if I do my best, I can be better than him," Bottas is quoted by the English tabloid "The Sun".

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But while Bottas is once again set to be second best to Hamilton in 2019, the 30-year-old says his goal is to win the F1 World title with Mercedes. “We set Valtteri the challenge of coming back even stronger than we saw him in the first part of 2018 - and he has achieved that, with some really

But Bottas believes he is better equipped for a genuine shot at the title this time around. "He's definitely the toughest teammate I 've ever had," Bottas said of Hamilton at the launch of the team's 2018 " I 'm aiming for a better season than last year and the team hopes to see me performing better .

The 31-year-old is still realistic about the balance of power: "But of course there are days when he is better, no doubt. And overall he has been better in the last few years when I was his team-mate."

Bottas: I don't do politics

He didn't want to comment on the distribution of roles at Mercedes: "I don't do politics. I just love to drive, I love racing, I like fair, but tough races. That's what I do I always drove like that and this is how I will continue. "

Bottas' contract with Mercedes was extended for another year in August. Hamilton's contract extension is still pending.

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'Fastest on Friday' Bottas tops incident-packed Portuguese GP practice .
Valtteri Bottas maintained his habit of being 'fastest on Friday' when he completed a double-top in an incident-hit second practice for this weekend's Portuguese Grand Prix. The Finn, who is 69 points adrift of Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton in the title race, clocked a best lap in one minute and 17.940 seconds to beat Red Bull's Max Verstappen by six-tenths of a second. It was the sixth consecutive Grand Prix at which Bottas, who topped both of the day's sessions, was fastest in opening practice.

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