(Motorsport-Total.com) – Valtteri Bottas has not given up yet. On his birthday weekend in Belgium ( F1 620 live in the ticker! ) the Finn wants the Forget the disappointment of the Spain race and shorten the gap in the Drivers’ World Championship to Lewis Hamilton. Meanwhile he is missing 43 points.
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“It was a disappointing weekend. We have seen a few races in which things did not go well for me – far from my goals.” After the strong start to the season in Austria, the Finn fell further and further back, he has not won a race since.
Now he is only in third place in the championship, Max Verstappen has passed Bottas. “That is of course disappointing, but the most important thing is always to strike back, reconsider and press the reset button.”
That is exactly what Bottas has done in the past few days . “I was able to refill my batteries and distance myself from everything.” So he is now blowing another attack, in Belgium he would like to call up the best model of himself.
“So I’m in a good mood and looking forward to my birthday on one of the best racetracks in the world in what is probably the best racing car. ” The Finn has never been able to win on the Ardennes rollercoaster, however, the last Finnish victory by Kimi Räikkönen was eleven years ago.
“This is a truly iconic track, everyone likes the course As a driver, you enjoy driving here. And the racing is always good too. So I’m really looking forward to it. ” The second sector from Les Combes to Stavelot is particularly “interesting”.
“You can gain or lose a lot of time there,” says the 31 – year olds. Changed into as soon as is he expecting this weekend? “The track is completely different from the last one, where we had tire problems, so it’s difficult to say.”
The temperatures will be cooler than last time in Spain, Mercedes could do that in play the cards. “Still, I have no doubt that Red Bull will be strong again. Your race pace was very good.” Bottas even believes that Max Verstappen could become a “danger” on Sunday.