Bottas: I will not play "mind games" against Hamilton

Bottas: I will not play "mind games" against Hamilton

Valtteri Bottas says he will not waste his energy by doing "mind games" against Lewis Hamilton in Mercedes.
2016 world champion Nico Rosberg accepted that he played mind games against the British pilots as part of the strategy he set out to defeat Lewis Hamilton.

But Bottas, who started competing with Hamilton last year, says he will focus only on himself and not think of using the weak points of the British pilot.

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"I just want to win as many races as possible and be champion in this way," said Fin. "I do not have to change my approach."

"For example, I will not start playing mind games or doing anything in the team, and my current approach is working, and I am up to how I am performing or proving myself on the track.

"Every pilot has a weakness, that's always the case, but instead of focusing on it, I'll focus on my own performance and I will not spend energy on my own performance." "I can have every race at the level I want and finish each race as I would like, I hope I'll be done."

"I do not want to spend energy to start any mental game." said.

Bottas says he is working hard to be more stable in areas where he had trouble last year.

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"At meetings during December and January I focus on the conditions I am not at the level I need to be in 2017, especially the situation in the races.

"I'm more focused on weak spots, I think it's the best way to be better, but at the same time you have to know your strengths and remember how to use them."

"The year was really hard, I wanted to get good races after the car in August, but there were a few races that were hard for me."

"It was a difficult period in which I learned a lot in general terms."

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