Valterri Bottas reveals he suffered from an eating disorder during the early stages of his career in his attempts to ‘be the best’… as he claims he ‘trained himself to physical and mental pain’

Valterri Bottas has opened up on the struggles he faced during the early stages of his career that led to him suffering from an eating disorder. The 33-year-old has enjoyed an extremely impressive time in the sport since his first Grand Prix in 2013. He has made 200 starts, been on the podium 67 times and won 10 races while racing for Williams, Mercedes and now Alfa Romeo. Bottas was also a key part of Mercedes’ success in the late 2010s while driving with Lewis Hamilton. The 33-year-old also went on to explain how he found the 2021 season extremely tough – the final campaign he drove for Mercedes – with several question marks developing at the time about his future in the sport before he eventually joined Alfa Romeo. I’m not the only one there who sometimes has a hard time.

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