Leo Turrini: Bottas is halfway between Salo and Hakkinen

Лео Туррини: Боттас — среднее между Сало и Хаккиненом

The renowned Italian Motorsport journalist Leo Turrini in his blog, shared his thoughts on what he thinks about the possible emergence of Valtteri Bottas in the Mercedes lineup.

“I don’t understand, but take a step Mercedes — written Turrini. — I don’t know, because I wanted a repeat of the duel of Hamilton-Alonso. Formula 1 right now do not have enough adrenaline, so this situation would be for her very hands.

I choose the Mercedes, because it is logical. Bottas is not a novice, managed to prove that fast, and now how he will survive the battle with Lewis, depends only on him. Remember 2008 and Kovalainen? However, I’m not going to say what place is Walterino in the Finnish ranking riders.

Because I am a fan of Kimi Raikkonen, a past champion at Ferrari, I can’t judge impartially. With Keke Rosberg also won’t compare, because compare riders from different eras is a thankless thing.

Perhaps Bottas will be the second of Mika Salo. As once said Todt on Schumacher replaced an injured Salo in the summer of 1999, he will not forget that the Fat gave the victory to [Eddie] Irvine in Germany in 1999. He missed the opportunity, which he then did not provide.

It was the truth.

I think Bottas may still remind you of Hakkinen. Mika was great, the only worthy opponent of Schumacher. It seems to me that underestimated him. One gets the impression that history has treated him quite unfairly”.

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