(Motorsport-Total.com) – Arithmetically is for Valtteri Bottas in the Formula 1 World Championship 2020 everything is still there: 31 Points currently separate the Finn from Lewis Hamilton, who clearly leads the overall standings. Bottas does not want to write off the world title yet, but knows that he needs a lot of luck to catch up with the British at the top.
In Germany Lewis Hamilton has his seventh season and 91. Formula 1 victory, which is why the current world champion has drawn level with Michael Schumacher in the all-time table. Bottas only has two victories in the current season and had to cope with his first retirement of the season at the Nürburgring which put him far behind his Mercedes team-mates .
“The right attitude is never to give up,” says Bottas. “I look at it from race to race and set myself a new goal every weekend, and I give everything to achieve it. This attitude is deeply rooted in me, so there will never be a time when we’ll give up. “
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The setback at the Nürburgring was a great “disappointment” for Bottas, precisely because he was unable to control his fate due to the technical defect. “I had the likelihood of winning because we decided early on in America for a two-stop strategy, which ultimately was probably the best battle. We had to bet on it after the brakes and then the engine failed, I couldn’t believe it. Now I have a big one Behind Lewis. “
” Of course I need a miracle, “admits Bottas, who sees his chances in the world championship fight realistically. “As always, I won’t give up.” Team boss Toto Wolff believes that the 17 – due to his motivation in the season 2020 will cause a sensation.
He says: “This is of course a big gap. But Valtteri has shown how resilient he can be. I have no doubt that he will win races this season. “