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Bottas: ‘I'm not Rosberg, I do my talking on track and race fair'

Valtteri Bottas has taken a swipe at the driver he replaced at Mercedes, claiming he 'prefers to do the talking on track' by 'racing fair', rather than resorting to mind games – a tactic Nico Rosberg employed to beat Lewis Hamilton to the title. Bottas has struggled to match Hamilton during their four years together at Mercedes, with the Briton winning the title in each of those seasons whilst the Finn has finished third, fifth and second on two occasions. Some have suggested Bottas take inspiration from how Rosberg overcame years of playing second best to Hamilton by using mind games to destabilise his team-mate, which eventually saw Rosberg take the title in 2016 by just five points....
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