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How Bottas's bad luck is saving Hamilton

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How Bottas's bad luck is saving Hamilton
By: Ben Anderson
Jul 16, 2018, 11:02 AM

Valtteri Bottas has had so much misfortune in 2018 that it's easy to imagine he could be leading the championship with better luck. But when the circumstances are fully analysed, it's Sebastian Vettel who'd actually be better off.

A learned colleague remarked to me after the British Grand Prix that Valtteri Bottas could be leading this season's Formula 1 world championship with better luck.

Of all the drivers in F1's big three teams, Bottas is undoubtedly the one who has walked under too many ladders in 2018. He is grand prix racing's equivalent of a crazy black cat lady – muttering to himself indignantly as he feeds the feline companions bestowing all that negative karmic energy on his campaign.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Lewis Hamilton Shop Now , Valtteri Bottas Shop Now
Author Ben Anderson
Article type Analysis