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‘I Was Pretty Angry’: Bottas Reveals He Almost Retired Following Mercedes Team Orders

Valtteri Bottas has revealed that he thought about retiring from Formula One after the Mercedes F1 Team ordered him to allow Sir Lewis Hamilton through to win the 2018 Russian Grand Prix. READ: Williams Admit It’ll Be Difficult To Retain Russell If He’s Offered Mercedes Seat At that point in the season, Hamilton was in a close battle with Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel for the Drivers’ Title, and the eight extra points he scored from finishing in P1 instead of second at Sochi could have proved vital. Speaking in an interview featured in series 3 of Netflix’s Drive To Survive (DTS) F1 docuseries, Bottas said the incident left him feeling “angry”. “Sochi 2018, that was a...
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