10th Valtteri Bottas
Bottas had terrible tools with which to work in his rookie year, yet he quietly just got on and maximised what he had, waiting for the opportunity of something better to present itself. When that something came - a wet qualifying session at Montreal - he was stunning.
To those who have worked closely with him, his third fastest time in Canada came as no surprise. "He reminds me a lot of Mika Hakkinen," says one who used to work with the double champion. "He has that same intensity, the self-belief and the talent. He is going to be huge."
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