F1: Valtteri Bottas – ‘I don’t know what’s wrong with me. I feel no pressure at all’

The new man at Mercedes accepts that his team-mate Lewis Hamilton ‘is one of the best’ but says he is ready for the fight after replacing Nico Rosberg The former world champion Damon Hill noted recently that Nico Rosberg was left with “his guts turned inside out” by the effort it took to beat Lewis Hamilton to the Formula One championship. The pair were team-mates for four years and it all but wrecked a friendship that had begun in their teens. With the job done the German promptly retired meaning the task of matching Hamilton in a Mercedes this season now falls to Valtteri Bottas. It is a pairing that has no history, no baggage and as yet, absolutely no fear for the Finn. Hamilton is the de facto No1 driver in the team but there should be no doubt Bottas will be taking the fight to him. Continue reading...