In 2017, Mercedes opted for Valtteri Bottas to replace the at-the-time world champion, Nico Rosberg, who had announced his retirement from the sport. Following an impressive three years with Williams, the Finnish driver swapped the historic racing brand for the dominant team.
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The move provided the foundations for Bottas to launch an assault on the Formula One drivers’ world championship. However, since arriving at the Brackley-based constructor, the 31-year-old has failed to stop Lewis Hamilton. This raises the question of whether time running out for Bottas.
A Constant Struggle to Match Hamilton
In terms of ability, Bottas is unquestionably one of the most talented drivers on the grid. As racers go, the Finnish-born competitor is incredibly reliable. The fact that Mercedes have won the last four constructors’ championships with Bottas in the team reflects his contributions. Moreover, it’s a testament … Read the rest