“At the moment, yes,” said Villeneuve when asked if he believed the Briton’s greatest asset at Mercedes is Bottas.
“But Perez is at least at Valtteri’s level when it comes to driving. At some point this will turn.
“If you look at Imola, Valtteri wasn’t in the running. Lewis wasn’t in the running there.
“It’s a long season, everything can change. But the teams don’t have much time to react to this with technical changes, because race after race simply comes.