During the post qualifying press conference Valtteri Bottas was asked if he believes he is being under-rated by F1 observers.
“I don’t really think about that, how people rate me,” said the Finn.
“It’s something that I think is a wrong area to focus on and for sure, sometimes we get criticism – I think everyone does, that’s normal in life and there’s always people who want to drag you down but I just try to turn it into positive energy and try to use it was a strength.
“So I’m not really one to comment if I’m under rated or over rated, whatever. It’s not something that I should think about, I’m just focusing on my driving, trying to get pole, trying to get wins, that’s my job, that’s what I like to do.”
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Afterward Lewis Hamilton proceeded to strongly praise his team-mate.
“I don’t really think I need to say much, I mean, Jeez, he just got pole position,” said the Briton.
“He’s ahead of me. I have more poles than anyone here so it’s not like I’m a slowpoke, so he’s doing an amazing job and I think his result today speaks for itself.
“I don’t really need to say much more. He does his talking on the track and that’s the great thing about Valtteri, but I don’t think there’s many people who can do what he’s doing, if I’m really honest.
“So I’ve got a huge amount of respect for him,” concluded Hamilton.
Source: Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team