Bottas pinpoints key improvement for Hamilton 2020 battle
Valtteri Bottas admits he has “mixed feelings” in the aftermath of his win at the United States Grand Prix on Sunday, as Lewis Hamilton claimed enough points to defeat him to the drivers’ championship.
Hamilton went into the race knowing that a finish of eighth or higher would see him secure the title. He eventually finished second, with team-mate Bottas claiming the flag, but it gave him enough points for his sixth championship.
The Finn says he is disappointed at the title loss, but his confidence is growing ahead of 2020.
“Honestly, mixed feelings. Obviously, really happy about the race today, and this weekend, getting on pole,” he said after the race.
“But, at the same time, losing the championship, obviously. It was a matter of time, with the points gap. If Lewis only got a few points it would happen, and that was down to mid season.
“But so many positives. Last year it was a tricky race for me, in qualifying and race pace, so some good steps forward.”
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