Mercedes may feel a sense of deja vu with Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton locked in an increasingly exclusive battle for the Formula One title but team boss Toto Wolff says it is different to what went before.
Valtteri Bottas savoured the “greatest” race of his career yesterday as he claimed a dominant win for Mercedes in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix and left a doubt-stricken 2018 firmly in his rear-view mirror.
Formula One is changing its scoring system to award a point to the driver who sets the fastest race lap, starting from this weekend’s season-opening Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.
Lewis Hamilton leads Formula One into the August break by a healthy margin but, despite winning from pole position.
Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes team will be hoping for more of the same at this weekend’s Austrian Grand Prix.
Hamilton arrives in Singapore as the leader, but Vettel could dash his hopes of a third win.
Finnish Formula One driver Valtteri Bottas will stay at champions Mercedes next season with only small details remaining to be signed off.