Ricciardo: He himself would be a lot closer to Hamilton than Bottas
Renualt racer Daniel Ricciardo confidently claims that, if he were racing for Mercedes, he would be much closer to Lewis Hamilton than Valtteri Bottas succeeds.
Bottas is about to finish his third season behind the wheel of Mercedes this year, and Finn's form has not yet been able to seriously threaten his team-mate Lewis Hamilton, who has won three World Cup titles.
Ricciardo believes he would have done a much better job at Mercedes himself:
“I think I would be significantly closer to Hamilton than Bottas himself. I claim this solely because I believe in myself and in my abilities. My claims are not directed against Valtteri, but I firmly believe that I would have done a better job with Mercedes. “