Lewis Hamilton deserved to be world champion, says teammate Bottas
The Guardian says Valtteri Bottas believes Lewis Hamilton deserved to be crowned Formula One world champion and was “gutted” his Mercedes teammate was pipped to the title by Red Bull’s Max Verstappen.
Hamilton was denied a record eighth drivers’ crown – and fifth in a row – after being overtaken by Verstappen in a nerve-shredding final lap at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, as the Dutchman claimed his maiden title.
While Verstappen revealed he was sent a congratulatory text by the Mercedes team principal, Toto Wolff, saying he “deserved to win it”, Bottas, who will race for Alfa Romeo next year, felt the same way about Hamilton.
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