Is Valterri Bottas on call IF Sir Lewis calls it a day ?
Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has said Valtteri Bottas would have deserved to stay at the Formula 1 team, despite it electing not to keep him for 2022.au.motorsport.com
Can't wait to see what the racing will be like next year. Obviously there'll still be a big gap between the top teams and the also-rans, but hopefully the racing will be more exciting amongst the more evenly matched teams.
Looking at that front wing end-plate, I reckon drivers will be more cautious about sticking their nose in to closing gaps. If that wing makes contact with another car they'll either lose way more aero than they do when they damage the current end plates, or they'll do more damage to the whole front wing because of the wing being more "one piece" ...
Puts a lot of pressure on George Russell to be the championship contender in that team.Heard a suggestion that if Hamilton retires Mercedes would turn to Ocon. He's OK without being spectacular and would never compete with Verstappen.
Puts a lot of pressure on George Russell to be the championship contender in that team.
Ocon is the kind of driver you get to replace Bottas, not Lewis. To be fair though, the only drivers you would really look at to get a "like for like" replacement for Lewis would be Vettel, Alonso or Verstappen.
Norris or Ricciardo would be the next best available - Whether Mercedes consider they would be a good fit is questionable.
I wonder if any drivers on the grid are anti-vax ?Apparently F1 will not be going through the medical exemption route in 2022 - They are leaning towards mandatory vaccinations even though the bigger issue in the first half of the season will be keeping COVID out of the paddock.
I wonder if any drivers on the grid are anti-vax ?