Valtteri Bottas has revealed team-mate Lewis Hamilton was given a different-spec car by the team in Brackley to help him win the Driving Championship ahead of Max Verstappen. Currently only 7 points behind, the seven-time world champion has the opportunity to change the entire landscape in the championship race.
Red Bull’s Amulet, Max Verstappen will rubber-stamp his first Drivers’ Championship win if he wins the next race in Saudi Arabia and Hamilton finishes seventh or below. However, the 36-year-old is enjoying a flurry of form and will be a tough one to crack as he searches for an unprecedented eighth world title in the next few weeks.
Valtteri Bottas on Lewis Hamilton
It seems that Hamilton’s car is designed differently from .’s car Bottas, who was forced to retire after sustaining a puncture wound shortly before the checkered flag was flown.
Finn revealed after the race that Mercedes doesn’t run two identical cars but declined to offer an in-depth explanation.
“I found the reason [for my puncture], but I can’t give details,”Valtteri Bottas told the Finnish magazine Ilta Sanomat.
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