Valtteri Bottas reveals he nearly quit in anger after Mercedes team orders let Lewis Hamilton win Russian GP

VALTTERI BOTTAS has revealed he nearly QUIT Formula One after the infamous Sochi Grand Prix in 2018. Speaking on Netflix’s ‘Drive to Survive’, Bottas revealed: “Sochi 2018, that was a pretty tough race. “Straight after the race, I said I would not do it again.”. Immediately after the race, Bottas was seemingly forgiving of Mercedes’ decision. After the race in Russia, Hamilton said: “It is definitely a win on my list of wins that I am least proud of. In the same episode of Drive To Survive, Bottas revealed he is fighting to be an equal member of the Mercedes team and not just a ‘No2’. Bottas added: “If your team-mate wins and you are second, you feel like you lose.

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