Reviews Mercedes: So Valtteri Bottas can decide the World Cup

20:25  13 october  2021
20:25  13 october  2021 Source:   motorsport-total.com

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Max Verstappen und Valtteri Bottas auf dem Podium nach dem Formel-1-Rennen in Istanbul 2021 © Motorsport Images Max Max Stap and Valtteri Bottas on the podium after the Formula 1 race in Istanbul 2021

The first season win of Valtteri Bottas in Formula 1 2021 becomes "maybe not His last "stay this year, says Mercedes-Sportschef Toto Wolff. He recognizes in Bottas a driver, which could contribute to the remaining race crucial to the exit in the two World Cup ratings.

O-Tone Wolff to Istanbul: "Valtteri has controlled the race [in Turkey] and achieved the fastest round." On a scale of one to ten he would classify this performance as "ten", says Wolff.

If it is bottas now to build on this performance, then "can play a crucial role in the constructor's rating and also support Lewis [stipen in the WM-Duel against Max. Because in Turkey, only Valtteri's performance has taken care of that Max could not get eight points more. "

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stages had occupied behind Bottas in Istanbul P2 after he had never been able to drive an attack on Bottas in the race. This also pushes Wolff that Mercedes in Turkey have been "particularly competitive" with the W12.

"I think we have a really good package now," explains the Formula 1 team boss. "And if it did not give the criminal offendment [Hamilton], then we had good chances of having a double victory."

He therefore looks "cautiously optimistic in the future," said Wolff. "But I believe: The driving rank remains open to the end." In the constructor's rating Mercedes leads slightly more clearly in front of Red Bull. 2021 are still six Grands Prix to drive.

Mercedes cheers: Result in qualifying just as planned! .
© Motorsport Images Bottas was minimally slower than Hamilton, but is on the Pole even if Valtteri Bottas drove slowly at the end of 0.130 seconds than his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton, was the Finn the Poleposition on Saturday in Istanbul Safe . Because of a motors change, Hamilton has already been previously determined that he is relocated ten places in the starting position. Thus, Bottas inherited the place on the sun. The poles for him was also tangible for him from their own.

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