“I think this was kind of the best case scenario for my first season with Alfa Romeo that I could ever imagine, with the information I had. I’m really happy with the decision I made, and I’m happy overall as well. So yeah, [I’m] enjoying it.”
Bottas will start Sunday’s race in eighth, while Hamilton admitted he could make changes to his Mercedes which would mean a pit-lane start. Mick Schumacher, meanwhile, will not partake at all after his high-speed crash saw him taken to hospital before Haas confirmed that he came through unscathed.
Schumacher’s absence means that if Hamilton does decide to start on the grid, he will be bumped up to 15th.