The winner of the race for the GP of Japan, Valtteri Bottas, revealed that he had performed with Lewis Hamilton's old chassis in Suzuki, with which Finn found the right feelings and also beat his team mate.
Bottas, a full-time Mercedes racer at Suzuki all weekend, spoke after the race for Finnish television C More about the causes of better form.
“I had a new chassis available for this race. It was basically an old chassis that Lewis had already used this season, but with it I found the right feelings, which was reflected in the results. “
Asked if using his team-mate's exploring chassis at Mercedes is common practice, Finn replied:
“Lewis got a new chassis and that's why I got his old one.”