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Hamilton supremacy at Mercedes led Bottas to 'dark places'

Valtteri Bottas has revealed that his inability to beat Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes led his mind to "dark places" and squandered his joy of racing in F1. As Nico Rosberg's successor at Mercedes in 2017, Bottas spent five years alongside Hamilton, winning all of his ten career wins in F1 with the Brackley squad. But after two seasons racing in Hamilton's shadow, Bottas' confidence and faith in himself slowly eroded, to the point where he considered walking away from the sport. "At the end of 2018, I almost stopped, it was so close," he said, speaking on Motor Sport Magazine's podcast. "Just because of the fact that I couldn’t understand and take the fact that I...
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