Juzh wrote: ↑
Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:11 am
Phil wrote: ↑
Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:14 am
ferkan wrote: ↑
Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:35 pm
All Im saying is Bottas drove aggressively few laps to defend against Vettel (who he wasnt even racing). He literally took one for team and Hamilton, and some here have decency to talk about Ferrari not ordering driver with 100pts less then WDC leader to pass freely and leave actual WDC leader, who is driving with mechanical issue, to finihs 3rd at most.
Yes, he was racing Vettel
. I actually did an analysis that explains it pretty well that Bottas was well and truly racing for himself in Barcelona. At that point he was on a different strategy and potentially also driving for the win. He did not take one for the team and Hamilton
PS: Feel free to reply there or in the Barcelona race topic if you have something to add.
Bottas himself told the press his job that day was to hold up vettel and nothing more.
Some of those guys are very hard to deal with...
Hun - Ferrari running 1-2 with their WDC leader (and driver with almost double the pts of his teammate) starting on pole and nursing car with mechanical issue
"Why does Ferrari not waive to Vettel to let Kimi past? Kimi is faster! He should win, he is faster! Hey guys Kimi is faster and Ferrari is not giving TOs to Vettel to let him pass. This is clear n1 driver strat from Ferrari!".
Ferrari finishes 1-2, letting Kimi would definitely cost them 1-2 and Vettel would be behind in WDC.
Spain - Bottas uses old engine (that by Mercs admission was near end of its life cycle). Vettel leads the race and is 12s ahead of Bottas. Vettel pits, passes Ric, Bottas stays on track to block him, he does so and is being as aggressive as he can be for 3 laps. Vettel passes him, Bottas engine goes in few laps.
"Great job from Bottas and team! Holding Vettel so that Hamilton can gain time on him, true team spirit. Sad about his engine blowing up but he did great for team!"
All analysis you need. And btw, Bottas racing Vettel in Spain? Yea right