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Bottas says Leclerc is already a 'very tough' racer

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas says that his Ferrari counterpart Charles Leclerc is already a formidable opponent on track, despite his youth and relative inexperience in Formula 1. Bottas had the opportunity to study the 21-year-old driver from Monaco up close during last weekend's Italian Grand Prix. The Finn spend much of the second half of the Italian Grand Prix chasing down Leclerc for the lead. Despite being on older, harder tyres Leclerc was managed to thwart Bottas over the course of the final dozen laps at Monza to claim his second win in consecutive races. Bottas 'feeling better' since securing Mercedes future "For a young guy he is a very tough racer, which is good to...
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