Difference between Bottas and Hamilton causes astonishment: 'Magical grip'

19-11-2020 10:33 | Updated: 19-11-2020 13:14
by GPblog.com
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Difference between Bottas and Hamilton causes astonishment: 'Magical grip'

The difference between Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas at the Turkish Grand Prix was shocking. Where Hamilton drove clear to victory, the Finn crossed the line a lap behind.

From the first session in Turkey, it was already clear that Mercedes did not have the best car for the new asphalt in Turkey and combined with the rain, this only got worse. On Saturday both drivers did not even qualify in the top five. In the race, Bottas spun numerous times.

The magic of Hamilton

''Bottas' Mercedes had some damage after contact and at least four spins, but when Lewis came up to lap him the champion-elect only needed one hand on the wheel while the other hand was gesticulating in surprise and despair that his team-mate was not respecting the blue flags, whilst passing him at a very wet Turn Two," said Martin Brundle in his column for Sky Sports.

The former Formula 1 driver looks up to the difference between the two drivers, which was painful this weekend. ''Where on earth does Hamilton magic that grip from?," the Brit is praising his compatriot who became World Champion for the seventh time.

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