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Offline wilber

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Re: Auto Racing
« Reply #75 on: October 25, 2020, 09:38:53 pm »
If Merc were smart, theyíd ditch Bottas in favour of Russell. Heís a great kid, great driver.  Bottas has proven to be a good wing-man.   Unfortunately, I donít think Merc cares about having a great 2nd driver as long as they get the Constructorís and driverís championships.  They wonít want a great driver until Hamilton retires.  Very conservative, but they have a winning formula.  Look at todayís response to Bottas wanting to to switch to the soft tyre t race Hamilton...  they kiboshed that idea on the pit-wall.

I am still holding out hope for Stroll.  I really hope heíll be a great driver.

Bottas is in a tough spot. He is in the same position the team mates of any great driver. Being Hamiltonís or Verstappenís teammate right now is like being Schumacherís teammate back when he was winning five straight. Nico Rosberg was a heck of a driver but he only reason he beat Hamilton in 2016 was Hamilton had some really bad luck. I would like to see Russell at Mercedes though.

I give credit to Bottas for wanting softs, he knew he had to try something different. It means he hadnít given up.
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