Bottas joins Hamilton is staying at Mercedes

Bottas joins Hamilton is staying at Mercedes

Bottas joins Hamilton is staying at Mercedes

Despite sitting fifth in the standings and 67 points back of leader Sebastian Vettel and 59 points behind teammate Lewis Hamilton, who on Thursday announced his own new two-year contract with the Silver Arrows, Bottas' position doesn't tell the full story of his season.

Mercedes has given Formula One driver Valtteri Bottas only moderate backing by offering him a new one-year contract.

Ferrucci has surely blown any aspirations of an F1 career following a meltdown weekend in Silverstone when racing for the F2 Trident team. The drivers can provide a finer level of insight.

McLaren and Fernando Alonso's future is far from certain as rumours continue to make the rounds regarding where he will end up. He also ranks second lifetime behind Schumacher for total wins at 65, though that is quite a ways behind Schumacher's impressive 91 wins; 44 of Hamilton's first-place finishes have come with Mercedes-AMG.

As the press release reads, this latest trailer shows the German driver navigating a lap of the famous circuit whilst talking about his home race returning, and giving advice on how to get the best possible lap time.

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Vandoorne's profile is very similar to that of Jolyon Palmer and he was released by his Renault team prematurely at the end of the 2017 season with four races remaining. The four-time World Champion knows he can beat his aging teammate and does so with awesome regularity.

Ferrari appeared to step its game up a level at the British Grand Prix in Silverstone, with Vettel qualifying just 0.044s off Hamilton at a circuit where Mercedes has recently had the strongest auto.

Is the best good enough?

The spokesman said it was important to stop the vehicle to prevent "heat soak damage" to the power unit as happened to team-mate Bottas during the race in Austria earlier this month.

But when Hamilton was asked if he planned to escalate the war of words if he won at Vettel's home grand prix on Sunday, he said: "I see that as a weakness rather than a whole need to even say anything [in return if we win in Germany]". Woud you bet against him reversing that, though?

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