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Why Bottas and F1 should fear "struggling" Hamilton
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Why Bottas and F1 should fear "struggling" Hamilton

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Lewis Hamilton says he is still struggling to extract the most from his Mercedes F1 car. That should concern his rivals, as he's already comfortably bettered his tally from the first five races of 2018, and is only likely to get better over the rest of the year

Amid the monotony of Mercedes domination, clutching at straws in the search for excitement becomes more common in Formula 1. Will the Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas fight descend into civil war? Did you see how disingenuously Hamilton congratulated Bottas on his pole in Spain? Are they going to start hating each other now - will 'Bottas 2.0' play mind games like Nico Rosberg?

The answer to such questions is probably 'no', as much as this sort of hyperbole would help fuel intrigue in F1 2019. It's a two-horse race, and everyone (maybe not Mercedes) would prefer more cars and drivers to be involved.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Lewis Hamilton
Teams Mercedes
Author Scott Mitchell