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Bottas: F1 couch commentators really motivate me

Valtteri Bottas said that he is motivated by 'couch commentators' who underestimate the difficulty of his job at Mercedes. The Finn has been subject to criticism over the last four seasons as a result of his struggles to challenge teammate Lewis Hamilton for the title. Since arriving at the Brackley team in 2017, Bottas has won nine races and taken 16 pole positions but has been clearly beaten by Hamilton in the drivers' standings on each occasion. Asked whether the criticism he receives spurs him on, the 31-year-old said that he tries to avoid 'negativity'. 'They really motivate me quite a lot,' he told Autosport. 'I've learned a lot from myself not to try and let those kind of things...
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