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    Well, you said it. Now you've got to do it.

    BOTTAS: "It's been super-close between Lewis and I all weekend and there's only been a few hundredths between us. We've had a strong car all weekend. There's a long run into Turn 1, so there's a chance...

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    Apparently there's an interview of Woolf by RTL? Acknowledging these bigger gaps Bottas is conceding to Hamilton in the races like China, Spain and France. Apparently it's an accumulation of little things that lead to a big gap. The team and Bottas all know what it is and what has to happen to prevent it. But obviously I/we don't.

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    When was the last time Bottas v2.0 out qualified Hamilton? I think that’s 4 races on the trot Hamilton has out qualified him now.

    Today Bottas was unable to do so again on what is labelled a “Bottas” (v1.0?) track by some.

    He needs to step it up as Hamilton finally appears to be getting more comfortable with the car and Bottas v2.0 is slipping behind.
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    Bottas should outqualify Hamilton as soon as possible so that it doesn't become a thing critics can point at (Same with Hulkenberg and the streak Riccardo had over him). The biggest deal is who is in front when the race settles after the start.

    The 149pts he's amassed in the races so far would've led the 16&18 championship at this point, and been the leading MB in 17.

    He's fine so far. He just has to pick and choose when he's going to be **** so that it doesn't lose big time. He also might want to figure out why he falls back 8secs+ in some races where he's finished 2nd to Hamilton. It just takes the pressure off Hamilton and allows him a margin of error. Errors Bottas could've taken advantage of if he didn't blunder qualifying in Canada.

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    31 points now between Bottas and Hamilton.

    Both Mercedes drivers were hindered by overheating issues which dictated their pace today, however, Bottas seemed to use up his tires much more than Hamilton during the first stint.

    Onto Silverstone we go but a lucky break for Bottas at the office. Without Hamilton’s penalty of we could be looking at a 40+ point difference in the title race now.

    Bottas still needs to up his game.

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    What on earth would he have to do to up his game?

    The 164pts he's amassed during the races so far would've still led the 16&18 championship. Been the leading MB in and been 1pt behind Rosberg in 14.

    I would say he's now at least 1 win short of par this season. It's now a drought. It'll now become a thing if he doesn't win asap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by journeyman racer View Post
    What on earth would he have to do to up his game?

    The 164pts he's amassed during the races so far would've still led the 16&18 championship. Been the leading MB in and been 1pt behind Rosberg in 14.

    I would say he's now at least 1 win short of par this season. It's now a drought. It'll now become a thing if he doesn't win asap.
    One small problem with that. This isn't 14. 16 or 18.
    "Old roats am jake mit goats."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Starter View Post
    One small problem with that. This isn't 14. 16 or 18.
    And there’s the crux...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starter View Post
    One small problem with that. This isn't 14. 16 or 18.
    Have you missed the point?

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    Quote Originally Posted by journeyman racer View Post
    Have you missed the point?
    No, the point is quite clear = "Dead Horse".
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