Bottas targets Emilia Romagna GP glory

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2021 FIA Formula One World Championship 

Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari

Bahrain International Circuit
Imola, Italy  
Sunday, 18 April 2021
Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas will be determined to clinch the 2021 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix title on April 18. 
The Finnish driver, who is one of the contenders for the 2021 Formula One world title, started the new campaign with a third-place finish at the Bahrain Grand Prix on March 28.
Bottas will now be one of the favourites to win the race when he competes in the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix this weekend. 
Max Verstappen of Red Bull
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His teammate Lewis Hamilton won the 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix as Mercedes secured two podium spots in the first round of the campaign.
While Max Verstappen of Red Bull Racing-Honda finished second in a race which took place in the desert area called, Sakhir. 
Hamilton is placed at the top of the Drivers' Championship standings as he looks to successfully defended his Formula One world title this term.
The seven-time Formula One world champion is followed by Verstappen and Bottas respectively on the standings. 
Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes
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Bottas has stated that Mercedes are currently trailing Red Bull Racing-Honda for pure performance, but he indicated the pace of their Mercdes car "still needs to be better". 
"Red Bull seemed really quick, and I look forward to see on replay the closing lap between Max and Lewis," Bottas said. 
"We don't have the fastest car at the moment, we need to be perfect in every other area. But we obviously want to have the fastest car as well, so we need to keep working."
Mercedes are placed at the top of the Constructors' Championship standings and they were followed by Red Bull Racing-Honda and McLaren-Mercedes respectively. 

2020 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix results

Winner: Lewis Hamilton - Mercedes  
Runner-Up: Valtteri Bottas - Mercedes 
Third-Place: Daniel Ricciardo - Renault 

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Published: 04/15/2021