Bottas says 'B'-spec Mercedes is better

Bottas says 'B'-spec Mercedes is better

Bottas says 'B'-spec Mercedes is better

But although Mercedes' Finnish star Valtteri Bottas admits that his latest 2019-spec W10 is far from flawless, having spent the last two weeks sampling it in Barcelona pre-season testing, he isn't expecting it to be quite as precocious as its 2017 ancestor this season.

"It is better. But if it's enough, that is the big question mark", Bottas told the media in Barcelona.

"I feel with the regulation change even though it's not massive, [because of] how complex the cars are aerodynamically from the start of the season to the end of the year we're going to see bigger improvements from each team compared to last year".

"But we definitely feel that we haven't unlocked everything that there is to unlock".

"We are learning massively every day, I feel like it's been a good step, every time I get back in the vehicle it gets better".

"(Ferrari) still seem strong.

"Now it is closer to where it should be, but it is still not the way we need it for the first race". It's as always: From testing to Melbourne a lot of things can change, but they do have a strong package. Honestly the whole field looks like it's a bit tighter than last year or the year before, but it's only guessing.

Nishikori off to winning start in Dubai as seeds continue to tumble
Roger Federer has continued his exceptional record at ATP Dubai by winning his previous match in 3 sets against Fernando Verdasco. The 32-year-old will play Ricardas Berankis , a victor over Denis Kudla 6-4, 6-1, on Thursday for a place in the semi-finals.

With Lewis Hamilton referencing "hurdles" that Mercedes needs to overcome, Bottas agrees that the team has some specific problems that are now being addressed.

According to Auto Motor und Sport, their new vehicle has brought back diva-like traits similar to that of their 2017 vehicle.

"We've been able to improve the overall grip, downforce and stability, but in those areas that I've mentioned we can still do better".

"We've learned massively every day, I feel it has been a good step every time I jump in the vehicle - it always feels better".

"I have faith in the team". Again, it's all about hard work and working together as a team for that.

"If it's going to be enough to win races that's completely unknown at this point, time will show".

Recommended News

  • United States  economic growth continues to slow

    United States economic growth continues to slow

    It expanded at a 2.6 percent annualized rate in the fourth quarter, a slowdown from the 3.4 percent growth in the third quarter. With consumer spending slowing, some of the imports ended up in warehouses, accelerating the pace of inventory accumulation.
    Kicker Who Cost Bears a Playoff Win Is Out in Chicago

    Kicker Who Cost Bears a Playoff Win Is Out in Chicago

    The Bears will be unable to sign kicker Robbie Gould on the open market after the 49ers tendered Gould the franchise tag Tuesday. We wanted to do it before the combine and it was good. "We've already done it with reserve/futures".
    Microsoft CEO defends decision to supply Hololens tech to military

    Microsoft CEO defends decision to supply Hololens tech to military

    Microsoft won the military contract a year ago after facing competition from other augmented and virtual reality companies. According to previous reports, Microsoft should supply the U.S. military with some 100,000 HoloLens devices.
  • 'Shaken' Gasly confirms mistake caused big shunt

    'Shaken' Gasly confirms mistake caused big shunt

    The RB15 looked severely damaged creating speculation that Red Bull could be forced to pack up early. We managed to do a lot of testing today and we have a lot to analyse".
    Kraft pleads not guilty to solicitation charges

    Kraft pleads not guilty to solicitation charges

    Kraft's team then defeated the Los Angeles Rams in the Super Bowl two weeks later, their sixth championship since the 2001 season. Court documents filed in Palm Beach County indicate the 77-year-old has requested a non-jury trial.

    Jason Witten rejoining Cowboys after year as broadcaster

    On Thursday, the Dallas Cowboys announced that Jason Witten is coming out of retirement to play for them once more in 2019. But the Cowboys returned to the playoffs after missing the season before he stepped away.
  • TMZ: Actor Luke Perry ‘massive’ suffers stroke

    TMZ: Actor Luke Perry ‘massive’ suffers stroke

    Our thoughts are with Perry and his family during this hard time! In a statement, a representative for the actor said: "Mr. In 2015, Perry was treated for precancerous growths after a colonoscopy. "So he will do as many episodes as he can".
    Watch Ex-Trump Lawyer's House Testimony

    Watch Ex-Trump Lawyer's House Testimony

    He said Mr Trump had not released his tax returns because he feared that public scrutiny would lead to an audit and tax penalties. Cohen's testimony may pose a problem for Trump Jr., who told Congress in 2017 that was only "peripherally aware" of the proposal.
    India vs Australia 2nd T20I at Bengaluru

    India vs Australia 2nd T20I at Bengaluru

    Glenn Maxwell was truly sensational tonight but I thought Adam Zampa was the difference between the two sides. Having confidence in my game also has helped a lot and it feels great to contribute to two special wins.
  • US, Taliban pause negotiations in Doha following 'solid' talks

    US, Taliban pause negotiations in Doha following 'solid' talks

    US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad claimed that the Doha talks which started on Monday were productive.
    German authorities reportedly seize family's dog, sell it on eBay

    German authorities reportedly seize family's dog, sell it on eBay

    The pug, named Edda, was initially seized in the German town of Ahlen after her owners fell behind on city debt repayments. Jordan said Edda has since needed four operations, including an emergency operation over Christmas.
    Facing life in prison, Manafort asks for leniency in Mueller case

    Facing life in prison, Manafort asks for leniency in Mueller case

    The meeting involved a discussion of a Ukrainian peace plan, but many other details about it have been redacted in court papers. The documents also alleged that Special Counsel Robert Mueller prosecuted Manafort because he was "unable to establish that Mr.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.