Hamilton and Bottas will swap chassis for the French GP

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Valtteri Bottas confirms that him and Lewis Hamilton will swap chassis for the French Grand Prix, in a pre-planned move.

It is being reported that the switch will be made to even out chassis mileage between the two cars. At the French Grand Prix Bottas will drive chassis #6, the one Hamilton drove in Baku, while Lewis will drive chassis #4.

“It’s not a new chassis,” the Finn said at the Thursday press conference.

“It’s different and it was always planned for me to change to a different chassis at this point.”

After two awful races, Bottas is looking to have a good result in France.

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“We saw that in Monaco, for me, I managed to find the set-up and the confidence and get the tyres to work and Lewis didn’t. It almost felt like vice-versa in Baku.

“There was quite a big difference towards the end of the weekend with the set-up. Now I can say that probably the direction I took, we took as a team, wasn’t ideal.

“Some other small things combined. I think our car is quite on a knife-edge on those kind of tracks.

“But I think at least the next few tracks it’s a bit more normal and hopefully we can get a reasonable set-up and and that it’s not that easy to to go into the wrong direction,” concluded the Finn.

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