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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitrodaze View Post
    Spa was a good race for Bottas. He is 22 points clear of Verstapenn. He just need to keep his head down and put out great performance such this one. Go Valterie!
    Was it? He was 13 seconds off the lead, never in contention for the win and when they both went flat out before the pitstops, Hamilton pulled 1.5 seconds on him in one lap alone. He pulled 4 seconds on him in 3 laps and he was running in clear air pretty much all the time. I am not sure Id consider that a great performance honestly. Better than his performance in France though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Black Knight View Post
    Was it? He was 13 seconds off the lead, never in contention for the win and when they both went flat out before the pitstops, Hamilton pulled 1.5 seconds on him in one lap alone. He pulled 4 seconds on him in 3 laps and he was running in clear air pretty much all the time. I am not sure I’d consider that a great performance honestly. Better than his performance in France though.
    Bottas was being clever really. He knew the win was not possible so he decided to take care of his engine. In the press pit, he said he decided to conserve engine life since it was clear that Leclerc was too fast to beat.
    Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.
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    That's interesting insight from Nitrodaze. Obviously it pays to pay attention to the post race media?

    The guy has to figure out how to get a win? When Hamilton beats him, he wins. When Bottas gets Hamilton, he's not winning.

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    Now that he has a new contract for next year. I think Bottas not only has to race to get as many wins as he can (because it makes you feel good) and secure 2nd in the championship. But I think it's best for Bottas to start racing with next year's championship in mind.

    Get some wins and results ahead of Hamilton where it'll carry over onto next year.

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