Driving with a “hint of anger”, Damon Hill feels Valtteri Bottas finally showed the “fire” we’d all wanted from him at the Italian GP weekend.

Even Mercedes, he says, felt that was the Finn’s “best weekend” ever with the team.

Heading to Monza for the first race weekend after Mercedes announced that 2021 would be his last year racing for the Brackley squad, Bottas had a near perfect weekend.

It probably would have been perfect were it not for an engine penalty that dropped him to the back of the grid.

The Finn was fastest in Friday night’s qualifying and took pole position in Saturday’s sprint qualifying.

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