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Massa: Bottas' struggles mental rather than technical

Article To news overview © Mercedes Felipe Massa has put Valtteri Bottas' recent struggles down to a psychological issue rather than a technical one. The Finn had a difficult start to the 2021 F1 season in the first two races of the year, with the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix a particular low point following his controversial crash with George Russell. Massa - who was Bottas' teammate at Williams for three years - believes that the strain of battling against fellow Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton may be taking its toll. "I think Bottas' performance is linked to a mental issue," Massa told Gazzetta dello Sport. "It is not easy to compare yourself with a champion like Lewis...
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