F-1 has reintroduced the additional point for fastest lap which has been previously awarded throughout the first 10 decades of the planet championship in 1950-59.

Bottas felt more fastest laps than any driver in 2018 and could have bagged the point on six of the seven occasions.

He explained:”Last year could have been fine to contain it. I would have extra points for third in the championship.

“However, when you know the principle, it may cause some differences to the method by which a race may proceed.

“For example, should you really do have a totally completely free pit stop at the end of a race you may go to it and perform a few risky laps.

“But if you should be fighting for the win of the race of the podium, then that might be a second-hand matter to really give attention to.”

Cable response to the newest fastest-lap point has been mixed, with some agreeing with Bottas that it could add an additional dimension into the final stages of this race.

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driver said he believes they’d try for fastest lap if there was no danger of losing a posture.

“If [over taking is] exactly like last year, I find it difficult to believe that we’ll give up a situation on path to put the fastest lap,” he explained.

“Looking at the reversal of things in 1 place to the next I think it’s much better to stay infront. For those who don’t have a thing to lose, then I believe we will try.”

Returning F1 driver joked from the drivers’ press conference that his team’s struggles mean that the principle shift”unfortunately does not change us”.

But he explained a driver pitting late at the race in quest for the idea could”unlock a few strange scenarios” by triggering a”domino” effect.

The others were less convinced that it will alter the events of a race, even with Alfa Romeo driver indicating it isn’t going to”create a big difference”.

Grand Prix Drivers’ Association director stated a leaving team might”bet” and try to win at a point inside the struggle for the entire tournament.

Nevertheless, the person said it would be”simply for high teams” because”the top three teams pull off and they’ve got a totally completely free pit stop any way”.

was not the only team away from the big three to evaluate a fastest lap at 2018, but ended 13th thus wouldn’t have picked up a place.