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Lewis Hamilton finished 18 seconds clear of his closest rival, Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas. The Briton secured his sixth win of the season from just eight races. However, Bottas claims, his teammate is not unbeatable.
The Finn insists he will be doing everything in his power in the coming races to get back on terms with his fellow Silver Arrow.
“He’s not unbeatable,” said Bottas at Circuit Paul Ricard. “I know that. I just need to work hard.
“My gap to Lewis [in France], for sure I’m not pleased with that,” he added when summing up his race. “In the beginning, once the tyres were fresh there was no issue keeping up with him. Today my issue was keeping the front tyres in a good state. Always halfway through the stint, my front tyres were starting to be finished and the gap started to build. That was the difference to Lewis. He was quick on Sunday and efficient on the tyres and that’s how he made the gap.”