After sharing the first week with exchange of impressions, opinions and experiences in the garage with Valtteri Bottas, Lewis Hamilton is already in a position to consider the Finnish driver as the partner with the best has led in his entire career, with respect to their four former colleagues in Formula 1 (Fernando Alonso, Heikki Kovalainen, Jenson Button and Nico Rosberg)
Bottas is the first new pilot in a Mercedes from the own Hamilton came to the team of Stuttgart in 2013. From different layers of the team had already shown that the relationship and the atmosphere between Hamilton and Rosberg has deteriorated over the years until a point of no return, exacerbated by the intense fight for the title that ended up being favorable to the German. The plan was to begin a fifth season with both riders, but the withdrawal of Rosberg for the wear and tear of the year, gave to the fret with the plans.
Now, Hamilton, that enjoys a status more clear as the number one team, has praised Bottas in an interview on the official website of the Formula 1, a work methodology focused on what concerns the car’s performance on track, and not on other facets as the wars psychological: “Up to now, what I like to work with Valtteri, is that it all has to do with the track, with what we do in the circuit, and not on the outside. There are No games, but full transparency, I like that. I feel that I already have a better working relationship than I had with any partner you have had before“.
The british, even, says that will help the adaptation of Bottas in a Mercedes providing information, but not blank checks: “he Wants to do the best possible in his first year with the team. Having been I here since a while ago, I want to make sure to give you the necessary information to learn, and that every one talk on the track“.
Respect to himself, Hamilton is confident that his preparation in the winter, and your team, assume a plus compared to last year: “I’m more in shape, I’m working harder than ever, and I am super focused and determined after last year, where I also worked hard during the year, but I didn’t get the result I wanted. So I want to change, and that is what the team and I are working so hard to get it. I’m not quite sure, but I don’t think any team has won championships between changes of rules, and that is the big goal for us”