The unluckiest F1 driver of 2018

The unluckiest F1 driver of 2018

Of all the drivers on the 2018 Formula 1 grid, one in particular sits on a points tally that doesn't do justice to his performances this season

Circumstances outside of your control can relegate a moment of brilliance to nothing more than a footnote in history because it was all for nothing. Valtteri Bottas knows all about that, because that's been a big part of the story of his 2018 season.

Take laps 19 and 20 of April's Chinese Grand Prix, when the 28-year-old nailed a good in-lap and a mighty out-lap too. Combined with a stunning 1.83-second pitstop from his Mercedes team, that effort helped him take the lead from Sebastian Vettel with a brilliantly executed undercut.

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