GPI 2017 Bahrain Grand Prix - Page 127

2017 BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX Bahrain was Bottas’s first career pole position, whereas Hamilton has 63 and could sail past Schumacher’s record of 68 later in the year. The Finn is also still settling into his new surroundings, whereas Hamilton has been there since 2013 and is the sport’s biggest personality. Hamilton had been on pole for six races in a row until Bottas broke the sequence in Bahrain and Wolff said Mercedes appeared to be still slightly ahead of Ferrari on single lap pace. “In the race it’s pretty evenly matched I would say. So I think that’s going to be a close one for the next couple of races.” GPI