In the middle of his way to victory in the Spanish Grand Prix, fourth date of the World Cup F1, English Lewis Hamilton had to overcome the Finn Valtteri Bottas, your partner in Mercedes. To ensure the success of the comeback, the German team suggested to the Nordic not to resist too much, although not directly since these types of tactics are prohibited ...
“They told me not to keep it too long, but I was also making my career. I'm not here to let people pass… I'm here to run ”Bottas said when asked if he had yielded the position to his teammate.
Indeed, while Hamilton tried to hunt down the Dutch Max Verstappen (Red Bull), Bottas tried to secure the third place that he had been fighting with the Monegasque Charles Leclerc (Ferrari).
“There is always a time to calculate things and I was trying to get Charles Leclerc out of the pit window so I could stop again and try to get an extra point. So the main thing on my mind was my own career ”, added the Finn, who finally got the position.
“The race was complicated for me because I lost a position to Charles on the first lap. That compromised all the rest a bit. It's a shame, but I'm happy to have been on the podium ”, culminated.