The Silver Arrows have actually controlled Solution 1 considering that the switch to V6 turbo-charged engines, although Lewis Hamilton was pressed all the method in the title race in 2015 by Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel.
The Scuderia put down an early season marker in Australia recently though as Vettel made the most of a mistake by Mercedes to take the chequered flag.
The British chauffeur had actually looked destine to take the season-opener in Melbourne prior to his group’s error, protecting lead and leading prior to Vettel’s stroke of luck.
Hamilton’s dominant efficiency has actually led numerous to think that Mercedes still have the exceptional automobile.
Bottas, who had to settle for 8th in Australia after a crash in certifying left him beginning from 10th, is persuaded the chasing pack have actually closed in on Mercedes.
The Finn indicated his failure to travel the field as a sign that the Silver Arrows will not have it all their own method this season, alerting his group to get ready for a rough flight.
” It appears really close. Ferrari undoubtedly won, they were 3rd and very first, however they likewise won here in 2015,” Bottas stated.
” I believe it’s going to be a close season. We’re not miles ahead. I believe Lewis truly got whatever right in Q3, possibly the other groups’ chauffeurs didn’t get whatever ideal.
” So I believe it’s going to be a huge fight and it’s going to be a difficult season.”