Ten talking points for F1 2018

Mercedes the history makers?Mercedes still have a long way to travel before they match Ferrari’s record of six consecutive Constructors’ titles, set between 1999 and 2004, but the Silver Arrrows are already a long way down the road. Another championship triumph in 2018 would be Mercedes’ fifth in succession, eclipsing the four-title run Red Bull ...

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Bottas: 2018 can be my year

Valtteri Bottas is convinced he has the capabilities to be crowned Formula 1 world champion at the end of the upcoming 2018 season.  The Finn is entering his second season as a Mercedes driver after being appointed in January last year as Nico Rosberg’s replacement following the then-world champion’s shock retirement. After winning three races in 2017, including the season-concluding ...

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F1 2018: The team-mate duels

Mercedes Up against a driver gunning for his fifth world title in 2018, Valtteri Bottas faces probably the sternest intra-team challenge of anyone this year in Lewis Hamilton. On his very best weekends last season, Sochi and Abu Dhabi being perhaps the examples, Bottas was able to beat Hamilton fair and square, but it was the majority of other rounds ...

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