Bottas to support Hamilton for 2021 title

Valtteri Bottas will fall in line behind Lewis Hamilton’s championship charge for the remainder of the 2021 head-to-head with Max Verstappen. At Silverstone, a slipstream from the Finn helped Hamilton onto the Friday pole position, and Bottas then obeyed Mercedes’ team orders to let the seven time world champion pass en route to victory on Sunday. “The chances of Valtteri winning the championship are already very small compared to Lewis, who is in this very close fight,” the Austrian said. When asked if Bottas’ subservient role will help him retain the Mercedes seat for 2022, Wolff answered: “This is just one of the factors, but I am glad for this assistance.

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