F1: Valtteri Bottas Renews Contract With Mercedes For 2019

F1: Valtteri Bottas Renews Contract With Mercedes For 2019

Lewis Hamilton regained the lead in the world drivers championship on Sunday when he claimed one of the most memorable victories of his career by winning a rain-hit German Grand Prix for Mercedes after starting from 14th on the grid.

When the Safety Car was deployed as a result of Sebastian Vettel's crash in the stadium section, Mercedes called both drivers into the pits immediately as they were approaching the pit entry, but Valtteri Bottas' team didn't have tires ready.

Ferrari's power surge has stumped their F1 rivals with the Scuderia's engine upgrade worth around a third of a second - reckoned to be the equivalent of two years of development work.

And Sebastian Vettel quite easily been at the top of the Protocol, but in a final effort after the chequered flag, it was moved, Valtteri Bottas from "Mercedes".

"We saw it for the first time at Silverstone, and now again for a very long time there - disbelief, or something".

"This is something I'm a bit anxious about", Rosberg said while working in his pundit role at Sky Sports. His auto then broke down in qualifying on Saturday.

Lewis Hamilton, who started at 14th on the grid, charged through the pack early and found himself in first place as the Safety Car deployed to clean up Vettel's disastrous mistake. "I jumped out and wanted to push it back but it was so far to go".

"I saw there was leaking oil and I knew that I had to stop and let them put the vehicle away somewhere". I have the will to not want to give up.

"We are losing on the straights but I don't want to sound sore about it". Never write off Lewis because he always comes back, wherever he is. "This is a huge setback". Hamilton started down in fourteenth place after a hydraulics issue forced him out of qualifying on Saturday.

As it turned out, there was mis-communication between the team and driver. After the restart, Hamilton was in the lead with Bottas behind him followed by Raikkonen and Max Verstappen in the Red Bull. Verstappen finished in fourth.

"To get the 1-2 for Mercedes, especially on a weekend when the team showed their confidence in us by re-signing us [both Hamilton and Bottas extended their contracts this week], is tremendous".

But the Finn had no answer for Vettel, who stole pole from Bottas with his final throw of the dice to finish 0.204 seconds clear of the Mercedes vehicle.

In a statement, Bratches said: "In the last few months we have worked diligently alongside our promoter Stephen Ross of RSE Ventures, the City of Miami and Miami Dade County, to realise our ambition to bring a Formula 1 Grand Prix to Miami, and we have made significant progress: however, these are complicated negotiations". "I'm still full of adrenaline".

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