Toto Wolff confirmed that Valtteri Bottas and his race engineer Riccardo Musconi directly disobeyed his instructions not to chase the bonus point for the fastest lap at the Australian Grand Prix. Bottas added the fastest lap to his race victory to leave Melbourne with a maximum 26 points.
Bonus points for the fastest lap of each race will be given out in F1 for the first time in 60 years this season, with Bottas the first to benefit after a late-race 'battle' with Red Bull's Max Verstappen.
The Dutchman took the fastest lap with four laps to go, but Bottas managed to blast in a 1:25.580 on the penultimate tour of Albert Park.
???? VB’s fourth @F1 win! ???? 26 points for the Finn! ???? 44 points for the Team! ???? 45th 1-2 for @MercedesBenz!
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