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Bottas given clear target to keep Mercedes seat

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff says Valtteri Bottas must show he is a match for his world champion teammate Lewis Hamilton in 2019 if he is to keep his race seat with the constructors' champions for a fourth year and beyond. Bottas has come under intense scrutiny after going winless through 2018 as the Silver Arrows and Lewis Hamilton secured title success yet again. Poor fortune cost Bottas possible wins in Shanghai and Baku, but his hesitance in Bahrain let Sebastian Vettel start the season with successive wins and a loss of form after his Azerbaijan puncture left him trailing the title fight by a distance. With Esteban Ocon waiting for a 2020 F1 drive as Mercedes' third driver, and...
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