In The Driver's Seat

Fast but Bottas is no world champion

Consider for a moment something unthinkable. Imagine if Mercedes did not have the services of Lewis Hamilton, but had Valtteri Bottas partnered with another driver, whose identity, so long as it wasn't Max Verstappen or Charles Leclerc, need not detain us here.

Relying on the Finn as team leader, would they have won world championships since 2017?

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 04, 2021, with the headline 'Fast but Bottas is no world champion'. Subscribe