Bottas ‘slept’ in sluggish French GP – Wolff

Valtteri Bottas, a defeated man
Valtteri Bottas, a defeated man

(GMM) Toto Wolff has indicated Valtteri Bottas needs to put his foot back down on the throttle.

After a bad 2018, Bottas emerged this year with a new look, a new attitude and impressive new form.

But as the season reaches its mid-way point, Bottas is once again showing signs of slumping against a resurgent Lewis Hamilton and rumors Esteban Ocon could take his place for 2020.

Hamilton will chew Ocon up and spit him out
Hamilton will chew Ocon up and spit him out

"Is he feeling the pressure from Lewis? I hope not, even if in the duel with Leclerc he slept a little bit," Mercedes team boss Wolff is quoted at Paul Ricard by Sky Italia.

Bottas was notably despondent after the French GP, admitting the performance gap to Hamilton was too big.

But the Finn insisted: "He's not unbeatable, I know that. I just need to work hard."

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