I need not present Bottas a win

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08 Nov 2018, 22:54 IST
Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton - cropped
Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton says he doesn’t must present Valtteri Bottas a win in Method One this season because the Finn can earn one himself.

In one of many flashpoints of the 2018 marketing campaign, Mercedes ordered Bottas to let Hamilton by means of on the Russian Grand Prix as he sped in the direction of the fifth drivers’ championship he sealed final day out in Mexico.

However even with the title race settled, Hamilton believes Bottas wouldn’t respect him returning the favour.

“The crew aren’t going to make that decision,” Hamilton stated forward of the Brazilian Grand Prix. “If I am in that place…

“It isn’t one thing I’ve requested Valtteri if he desires, however I do not suppose he’ll need that. He’ll wish to win it in his personal means. I do not know if I will be doing him any favours within the sense of giving him a win.

“I do not suppose he wants that. I feel he thinks he can do it himself.

“All I can do is attempt to ensure I am supportive all through the method and the weekend. I am at all times actually open with my set-up, so I will proceed to take action.

“It might be nice for Valtteri to complete on a robust notice, really feel higher within the automotive and end off sturdy. Final 12 months, he completed off sturdy and that basically set him up for the start of this 12 months.

“He began off sturdy once more and that’s at all times, naturally, a great factor.”

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