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Re: Auto Racing
« Reply #75 on: October 25, 2020, 09:38:53 pm »
If Merc were smart, they’d ditch Bottas in favour of Russell. He’s a great kid, great driver.  Bottas has proven to be a good wing-man.   Unfortunately, I don’t think Merc cares about having a great 2nd driver as long as they get the Constructor’s and driver’s championships.  They won’t want a great driver until Hamilton retires.  Very conservative, but they have a winning formula.  Look at today’s 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 he’ll be a great driver.

Bottas is in a tough spot. He is in the same position the team mates of any great driver. Being Hamilton’s or Verstappen’s teammate right now is like being Schumacher’s 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 hadn’t given up.
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