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Valtteri Bottas: My own fault I face points deficit to Lewis Hamilton

Valtteri Bottas says he only has to blame if he misses out on the Formula 1 title to Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton. Bottas won two of the opening four events to ensure he headed to the start of the European campaign in front of the reigning World Champion in the standings. But from Spain through Russia Hamilton claimed seven wins, with Bottas failing to reach the top step of the podium, as the gap between the pair widened to 73 points. Bottas brought to an end a 12-race win-less streak at last week’s Japanese Grand Prix, dominating proceedings after rising from third at the start, while Hamilton finished on the bottom step of the podium. It reduced Hamilton’s advantage to...
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