2019 delivered Valtteri Bottas at his strongest formula 1 season. Although he moved once again to the Shorter against his team-mate Lewis Hamilton. The Finn, however, was. for the first time in his career, Vice world champion and won with four Wins, as many as never before Accordingly, attack funny it is before the Start of the season 2020.

“three or four weeks Ago I made a fitness test, I usually do a once or twice per year. And it was my best of all time,” says the Mercedes driver to ‘Sky’ and explained in terms of the Corona-Pause: “As a driver, not a rule, many months in order to concentrate on his Fitness.”

“It’s just the winter break, actually. But now there was a longer Pause, and I have worked very systematically on my Training. It was great to see the results, and feel how good you feel.” Therefore, the multi-month break for the 30 was-Year-old exclusively positive.

“As a driver, it is not often that one has so much leisure time,” he says, and reveals that he had worked hard to improve themselves “physically and mentally”. In the Winter he also worked on his driving style, what I made at test drives in Barcelona in February, is already noticeable.

“In some of the curves I could feel that I’ve improved. What I concentrated on during the lock downs, as I’m used to other cars,” he says, and explains: “I have the feeling that I am now a complete driver and physically at my peak. Hopefully it will show that too [on the track].”

“I am very confident and mentally in a good mood. I will give everything”, he announces. “It is of course a very special season, because there will be fewer races than planned”, he explains in terms of the season 2020, which begins in early July in Spielberg, and adds: “Every mistake will be much more expensive than before. It is all about the consistency.”

the Ex-world champion Mika H√§kkinen, who is involved in the Management of his compatriot, reminding to ‘Helsingin Sanomat’: “In the winter tests, Valtteri was the Best of all. It made the impression that he was ready for the season.” The Finn had set in Barcelona in February, the fastest test time of all drivers.

Hakkinen said, if Mercedes was as strong as it was in the past few years, “then it can hit only one driver – his team-mate.” In the season 2019 Bottas was able to keep up but only at the beginning of the year with Hamilton. In the summer months, the later champion of the world drew in the world Cup of.

This article was written by Ruben Zimmermann, Co-author: Luke Smith

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