couldn’t take it’ – Valtteri Bottas lost joy of F1 racing alongside Lewis Hamilton and almost quit sport

VALTTERI BOTTAS has revealed he almost quit Formula One in 2018 while teammates with Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes. Bottas managed three victories in his first season with Mercedes and came third overall behind Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel. “Just because of the fact that I couldn’t understand and take the fact that I couldn’t beat Lewis in those two years. So I had a good break between the two seasons and really had to think things through.”. In 2019, Bottas regained his mojo, finishing second overall behind Hamilton and winning four Grands Prix. “2019 was probably my best season so far, especially against Lewis. “But then just Lewis’ consistency and performances overall, for the whole season, I couldn’t match.”. Bottas finished second again in the 2020 season with two victories to his name.

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