Who are you quoting?pokerman wrote: ↑Tue Mar 23, 2021 4:46 pmWhen we want to bring forward things from Drive To Survive as a kind of evidence even though we know it's manipulated for drama, well having not watched it I can't really comment but something has emerged from Sochi which maybe throws a light on Wolff not being that happy with the Bottas win, if true.mikeyg123 wrote: ↑Fri Mar 19, 2021 10:11 pmI think it's more that he seemed more tiddled off that Hamilton didn't win than happy that Bottas did win.JN23 wrote: ↑Fri Mar 19, 2021 9:43 pmOn the Toto comments after the Russia race. I get where the comments above but I got the impression Toto is just p*ssed off that it wasn’t a 1-2 when it should have been and he obviously felt that the penalties handed out to Hamilton were unfair. I think the ‘not complete misery’ comment, whilst it doesn’t look great, I don’t think he was actively disappointed Bottas beat Hamilton.
FWIW, I agree, Mercedes would prefer Hamilton to be champion than Bottas.
I also think that Hamilton is probably a lot more high maintenance and difficult to manage than Bottas, which is why after the race he felt it was more important to whine to the stewards than celebrate Bottas' win.
So for the context here... At every other track on the calendar , the best position is to either start 1st or 2nd on the Grid... However , Sochi is a unique track , because here the best positions to qualify are either 1st or 3rd... The reason being that it's nearly 1 km into the first corner , so lots of free air behind the guy on 1st... Now , Toto Wolff wanted Bottas to qualify 2nd in order to protect Hamilton on pole as he was about to break Schumacher's record ... Bottas provisionally qualifies 2nd , but this time he wants to win instead of protecting Hamilton... He knows that Verstappen cannot qualify 2nd due to the inferior machinery , so he intentionally gives him a tow... The Team tells him not to do so... But he ignores them... Eventually Valterri Bottas ends up winning the race , but when he returns to his meeting , none of the engineers are there... So he celebrates the drinks with the Netflix Cameraman... KINDA SAD
Surely if it's true then that shows Bottas was very much being treated as a number 2 even though the championship was a done deal.
I agree anything in DTS needs to be treated with caution. I felt in this case it was worth mentioning as Bottas clearly acts like he thinks he is treated second rate.