30 Day F1 challenge: Day 12
Day 12 - Your favorite rookie
My favorite rookie this season would possibly be Valtteri Bottas. He was paired up with Pastor Maldonado- a race winner and I'm sure the pressure would have been on the rookie Dutchman. Nevertheless, throughout the season, he always seemed to have the upper hand and perform better than his team-mate despite having a car which was nowhere near what the Williams had built last season. The degraded relationship between Maldonado and Williams also meant he grabbed the opportunity to play the political game and win the upper hand at Williams. The impressive P3 in Canada was his only highlight this season, but it still was an achievement to be proud of from a rookie point of view. He showed great fights along the way and grew as a driver worthy of a good drive. With Williams moving for a Mercedes engine next season, along with Massa, we will hopefully see Bottas finish strongly.