Mercedes racer Valtteri Bottas first partnered with former engineer Lewis Hamilton last season, and Finn is convinced he was able to get a closer look at the methods of working the six-time world champion.


After Tony Ross's departure for Mercedes' Formula E project, Valtteri Bottas needed a new racing engineer. Mercedes has made the decision to replace Ross by Lewis Hamilton engineer Riccardo Musconi.

After his first year working with Musconi, Bottas is excited about the new engineer:

I think the change benefited me, which was reflected in the track as well. We work great with Riccard, and for me, this is a great opportunity to learn about Lewis' techniques, settings and working methods, as Musconi knows them very well. In the coming year, I want to make further progress and eliminate any shortcomings.

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