Valtteri Bottas, 3rd in the 19-point championship of his teammate Lewis Hamilton, believes that he is still a candidate for the world title.
Valtteri Bottas also remembers Lewis Hamilton’s third-place finish in the last round of the Hungarian Grand Prix last Sunday, saying it is part of his contract with Mercedes. “All the teammates would not have done that,” he said in an interview for Bild. But I would have been very angry if he had not respected our agreement. The team made it clear at the beginning of the season that we would be treated fairly and with respect. We have the same equipment, there is no pilot n ° 1 and n ° 2. And I do not want to be in the shadow of Lewis. ”
“I’m fighting for the world title and I can be champion,” he added. There are still nine races, and I think I can beat Lewis and Sebastian. I’ve done it this season. I progress at every race, and I set no limit. I will never say that one of my rivals is better than me, I believe in myself. “