Formula 1 Grand Prix Winner Valtteri Bottas says that he won't play mind games with Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton

5w ago

Between 4 seasons spent together (2013-2016), Mercedes team-mates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg created quite a lot of friction between themselves.

In interview for, Bottas said that he won't use the same tactic that Rosberg did. But will do what is best for the team.

"I think that the strength we have in the team is definitely that we can work as a team," said Bottas.

"We can for sure race hard, but we can also leave it there. And we know the fact that if we can work together, that's how the team is going to benefit in the end. "

"So there's not going to be any hiding of setups or data or anything. And the team spirit in team sports is underestimated. "

"I think it's really important that you keep the motivation up, and [have] no conflicts. Of course, along the way, there's been many people suggest I change to be a Nico Rosberg. But I'm not a Nico Rosberg. I much prefer to do the talking on track and race fair. "

"I have also been able to get to know Lewis, and I know that there's no benefit of trying to play with his mind. "

"I'm sure it would be annoying for him, but it would be wasting my energy. And I think he will be getting even more pissed off and drive faster. "

"So I think the way I'm doing things, that's how I want to win. That is my aim."

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Comments (7)

  • Beating Lewis with pure speed is almost impossible. Good luck to him...

      1 month ago
    • I agree, almost every great world champion has been using mind games, as Rosberg said he needs to get inside his head.

        1 month ago
  • Valletri Bottas is just a bitch he tells that he doesn't play mind games but he is playing mind games on Lewis Hamilton but in reality if we come out of Valettri Bottas s asshole dreamland we can always see Valettri Bottas is the one who is always pissed off. So Vallettri Bottas don't get these dumb ass ideas

      1 month ago
  • And this is why they need to finally replace him and make everyone happy!

      1 month ago
  • They need to let him go. I want to see Hamilton and Max at Mercedes. This would make very interesting race every time.

      1 month ago
  • Sounds like he is playing a mind game by saying he’s not playing. Reading between the lines...if we get along then Lewis relaxes; if I annoy Lewis he will just drive faster yet. So pretend we get along and then race past his happy self.

      1 month ago