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Valtteri Bottas - excited to see what this kid can do


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#201 Wander

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 09:24

I agree with Grosjean, but Hulkenbergs pole was even better in my opinion (if they can be compared at all).


I'm not so sure. That 2010 Williams was a regular Q3 qualifier, making an appearance a total of 14/19 times that season and especially Rubens had qualified within a second from the pole a few times already.

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#202 Pothead4Philosopher

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 09:28

Most likely it's Maldonado who would replace Räikkönen at Lotus


Two crash specialists and pay-drivers in Lotus would kill the team.

#203 Anderis

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 09:34

I'm not so sure. That 2010 Williams was a regular Q3 qualifier, making an appearance a total of 14/19 times that season and especially Rubens had qualified within a second from the pole a few times already.

But Hulk beat all other drivers by a second, while Bottas only qualified 3rd.

I think both performances were quite comparable. But Bottas may be flattered by the fact that red flag and traffic ruined Q2 for Maldonado. Williams looked stronger than anywhere else this season.

#204 Molo19

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 12:20

holy shit guys i think is just figured out something.

valtteri bottas isn't who we think he is. HE'S RUBENS BARRICHELLO INCOGNITO. it all makes sense now.

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#205 Wander

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 20:01

Ohh...



#206 Louis Mr. F1

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 20:05

Rubens is back and the # of GP record continues ....

#207 Myrvold

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 20:09

Another thing that proves he ain't the guy we think he is. Bottas in from Finland. No drivers from Finland can smile, and talk good english if they are racing open wheelers!

#208 Bleu

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 20:15

Most of them are in a rocketship.

When is the last time a rookie qualified in top-3, while his team mate hasn't in the same season?


Of the Dolph's list (not counting first full seasons), Hülkenberg, Button and Frentzen seem to fit.

#209 Pothead4Philosopher

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 21:02

Tough love for Valtteri, but there was nothing he could have done. The car just isn't decent enough.

#210 Wander

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 21:05

It's not decent at all. In a dry race it's been just about ahead of Maurissia and Caterham all season and that's it.

#211 Music Lover

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 23:46

He raced well with Alonso, well done in that car.

#212 Gorma

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 10:22

F1-Areena has interviewed Bottas. Some interesting details.

http://f1-areena.fi/...Valtteri-Bottas



#213 motorhead

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 13:31

Pretty dirty move on Bottas by Maldo at the last lap.  I think Bottas has done well during his first season, shame that the car isn´t any better



#214 rhukkas

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 14:14

How in little over a year can a car go from winning at Barcelona to be barely quicker than a Marussia... how very strange.



#215 Vieras

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 15:33

Pretty dirty move on Bottas by Maldo at the last lap.  I think Bottas has done well during his first season, shame that the car isn´t any better

 

Is there a video of that?

 

Edit: Found it:  http://www.mtv3.fi/u...us-oli-epareilu


Edited by Vieras, 13 October 2013 - 15:40.