“Mercedes chapter is over”– Valtteri Bottas is dejected, according to Ralf Schumacher, hinting an end to his career in the Silver Arrows.
If going by the recent developments, Valtteri Bottas’s future with Mercedes is uncertain, and now his blunder in the recent Hungarian Grand Prix puts more doubt on his future.
Former F1 driver Ralph Schumacher in his column, talks about Bottas feeling dejected with the crash in Hungaroring, and it may put a full stop to his time in the team.
“I completely rule out that Bottas caused the crash on purpose. He is currently fighting for a cockpit in Formula One and was totally dejected himself.”
“I think the Mercedes chapter is over for him, and I imagine he is currently negotiating with Williams or Alfa,” Schumacher said in his column for Sky Germany.
”Such a fatal mistake doesn’t help at all – and he knows that. It doesn’t help Bottas at all if Lewis Hamilton becomes world champion again. Besides, you can’t calculate that you’re pushing another car in front of you. Anyone who suspects a conspiracy should think about that.”
Lewis Hamilton gave away the win.
While Bottas lasted less than a lap during the race in Hungary, Mercedes’ only remaining contention for a win with Hamilton was over when they decided to keep him in intermediaries during the race restart.
According to Schumacher, it was a big strategic blunder and spoiled the prospects of Mercedes winning the race. Though, Toto Wolff assertively defended that call.
Why this was so funny. Only @LewisHamilton starting the race. Where are other Guys. Its the Strategic error made by @MercedesAMGF1 by not putting lewis on Soft tyres rather than leaving him on Interns in Dry Conditions pic.twitter.com/carqOnj4oY
— PRAVISH ROHIT (@fabpravish) August 5, 2021
”Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes gave away the win when Hamilton was the only one who didn’t go into the pits before the restart and didn’t change the tyres.”
“Toto Wolff said he remains behind the action, but he has been around long enough and knows it was a mistake. But you also have to hold Lewis responsible. He should have said to his team: ‘I have to come in, the track is too dry,” the German concluded.