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Formula 1 News: Bottas didn’t watch Drive To Survive episode showing his Mercedes exit

Formula 1 News: Valtteri Bottas confesses he resisted watching the Drive To Survive episode featuring his Mercedes exit

Formula 1: Drive to Survive is a Netflix-produced documentary series that gives us a glimpse of a behind-the-scenes look at the drivers and races of the Formula 1 World Championship. And, with its newly released fourth season, Netflix’s Formula 1 series, Drive To Survive has continued to enthrall the audiences.


Valtteri Bottas, on the other hand, has revealed he has yet to view the new series, which shows the details of his exit from the Mercedes team.


Dances With Wolff, the eighth episode of Season 4 of Drive To Survive, delves into Mercedes’ decision in 2021 of whether to keep Bottas and Hamilton together for a sixth consecutive season in 2022 or elevate Williams driver and protégé, George Russell.


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Formula 1 News: Valtteri Bottas confesses he resisted watching the Drive To Survive episode featuring his Mercedes exit

Formula 1 News: Bottas didn't watch Drive To Survive episode showing his Mercedes exit
Formula 1 News: Bottas didn’t watch Drive To Survive episode showing his Mercedes exit

George Russell was given the nod in the week following the Dutch Grand Prix, while Bottas – whose crash with Russell at the 2021 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix is also seen in the episode — signed on with Alfa Romeo for 2022.


When asked whether the representation of Mercedes’ contract wranglings in Drive To Survive was realistic during pre-season testing in Bahrain, Bottas answered, “I haven’t seen any of that, so I don’t really know.”

He said there is no doubt they take bits and pieces from other races and situations. So, he is not sure what exactly is being referred to. And, he can not really comment. He added that normally, he does not enjoy watching himself on television.


Bottas’ beginning with Alfa Romeo has been up and down, with the team’s performance impeded by difficulties in Barcelona during the F1 pre-season testing – and despite a better showing at the Official Pre-Season Test in Bahrain, Bottas’ last day in the C42 came to an end with a hydraulics issue that forced him to pull up to the side of the track.

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Formula 1 News: Bottas didn't watch Drive To Survive episode showing his Mercedes exit
Formula 1 News: Bottas didn’t watch Drive To Survive episode showing his Mercedes exit


It wasn’t the best start, and Bottas is concerned as he prepares for the season’s first race, the Bahrain Grand Prix, on March 20. On Saturday, Bottas said that it was “not a great way” to finish off the day. However, the thing on the plus side was, they had some good running, primarily on high fuel. In the end, they did a few shorter runs, which felt quite “okay.”

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The way their F1 car was behaving and the constant stints he could accomplish on high-fuel trips were surely remarkably promising. So, it was a good day for learning. But, they had a lot of issues on the last test and this test too. So, fixing them is their top goal right now.

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It is true he would have preferred more laps. But, he is ready, he remarked. It is not his “first tour of the hill.” So, he is confident that everything will work out. But, his team must ensure that they learn from their mistakes and troubles, which is the most important thing, he stated. They will be having some practice sessions next week to “fine-tune the balance,” he added.

Formula 1: Drive to Survive is a Netflix-produced documentary series that gives us a glimpse of a behind-the-scenes look at the drivers and races of the Formula 1 World Championship. And, with its newly released fourth season, Netflix’s Formula 1 series, Drive To Survive has continued to enthrall the audiences.


Valtteri Bottas, on the other hand, has revealed he has yet to view the new series, which shows the details of his exit from the Mercedes team.


Dances With Wolff, the eighth episode of Season 4 of Drive To Survive, delves into Mercedes’ decision in 2021 of whether to keep Bottas and Hamilton together for a sixth consecutive season in 2022 or elevate Williams driver and protégé, George Russell.


READ MORE: Formula 1 News: Mercedes to conduct floor experiments to cure porpoising

Formula 1 News: Valtteri Bottas confesses he resisted watching the Drive To Survive episode featuring his Mercedes exit

Formula 1 News: Bottas didn't watch Drive To Survive episode showing his Mercedes exit
Formula 1 News: Bottas didn’t watch Drive To Survive episode showing his Mercedes exit

George Russell was given the nod in the week following the Dutch Grand Prix, while Bottas – whose crash with Russell at the 2021 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix is also seen in the episode — signed on with Alfa Romeo for 2022.


When asked whether the representation of Mercedes’ contract wranglings in Drive To Survive was realistic during pre-season testing in Bahrain, Bottas answered, “I haven’t seen any of that, so I don’t really know.”

He said there is no doubt they take bits and pieces from other races and situations. So, he is not sure what exactly is being referred to. And, he can not really comment. He added that normally, he does not enjoy watching himself on television.


Bottas’ beginning with Alfa Romeo has been up and down, with the team’s performance impeded by difficulties in Barcelona during the F1 pre-season testing – and despite a better showing at the Official Pre-Season Test in Bahrain, Bottas’ last day in the C42 came to an end with a hydraulics issue that forced him to pull up to the side of the track.


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Formula 1 News: It is ‘not my first tour of the hill,’ says Valtteri Bottas

Formula 1 News: Bottas didn't watch Drive To Survive episode showing his Mercedes exit
Formula 1 News: Bottas didn’t watch Drive To Survive episode showing his Mercedes exit


It wasn’t the best start, and Bottas is concerned as he prepares for the season’s first race, the Bahrain Grand Prix, on March 20. On Saturday, Bottas said that it was “not a great way” to finish off the day. However, the thing on the plus side was, they had some good running, primarily on high fuel. In the end, they did a few shorter runs, which felt quite “okay.”


The way their F1 car was behaving and the constant stints he could accomplish on high-fuel trips were surely remarkably promising. So, it was a good day for learning. But, they had a lot of issues on the last test and this test too. So, fixing them is their top goal right now.


It is true he would have preferred more laps. But, he is ready, he remarked. It is not his “first tour of the hill.” So, he is confident that everything will work out. But, his team must ensure that they learn from their mistakes and troubles, which is the most important thing, he stated. They will be having some practice sessions next week to “fine-tune the balance,” he added.

Formula 1: Drive to Survive is a Netflix-produced documentary series that gives us a glimpse of a behind-the-scenes look at the drivers and races of the Formula 1 World Championship. And, with its newly released fourth season, Netflix’s Formula 1 series, Drive To Survive has continued to enthrall the audiences.


Valtteri Bottas, on the other hand, has revealed he has yet to view the new series, which shows the details of his exit from the Mercedes team.


Dances With Wolff, the eighth episode of Season 4 of Drive To Survive, delves into Mercedes’ decision in 2021 of whether to keep Bottas and Hamilton together for a sixth consecutive season in 2022 or elevate Williams driver and protégé, George Russell.


READ MORE: Formula 1 News: Mercedes to conduct floor experiments to cure porpoising

Formula 1 News: Valtteri Bottas confesses he resisted watching the Drive To Survive episode featuring his Mercedes exit

Formula 1 News: Bottas didn't watch Drive To Survive episode showing his Mercedes exit
Formula 1 News: Bottas didn’t watch Drive To Survive episode showing his Mercedes exit

George Russell was given the nod in the week following the Dutch Grand Prix, while Bottas – whose crash with Russell at the 2021 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix is also seen in the episode — signed on with Alfa Romeo for 2022.


When asked whether the representation of Mercedes’ contract wranglings in Drive To Survive was realistic during pre-season testing in Bahrain, Bottas answered, “I haven’t seen any of that, so I don’t really know.”

He said there is no doubt they take bits and pieces from other races and situations. So, he is not sure what exactly is being referred to. And, he can not really comment. He added that normally, he does not enjoy watching himself on television.


Bottas’ beginning with Alfa Romeo has been up and down, with the team’s performance impeded by difficulties in Barcelona during the F1 pre-season testing – and despite a better showing at the Official Pre-Season Test in Bahrain, Bottas’ last day in the C42 came to an end with a hydraulics issue that forced him to pull up to the side of the track.


READ MORE: Formula 1 News: In F1 testing, Gasly had a “fun battle” with Hamilton


Formula 1 News: It is ‘not my first tour of the hill,’ says Valtteri Bottas

Formula 1 News: Bottas didn't watch Drive To Survive episode showing his Mercedes exit
Formula 1 News: Bottas didn’t watch Drive To Survive episode showing his Mercedes exit


It wasn’t the best start, and Bottas is concerned as he prepares for the season’s first race, the Bahrain Grand Prix, on March 20. On Saturday, Bottas said that it was “not a great way” to finish off the day. However, the thing on the plus side was, they had some good running, primarily on high fuel. In the end, they did a few shorter runs, which felt quite “okay.”


The way their F1 car was behaving and the constant stints he could accomplish on high-fuel trips were surely remarkably promising. So, it was a good day for learning. But, they had a lot of issues on the last test and this test too. So, fixing them is their top goal right now.


It is true he would have preferred more laps. But, he is ready, he remarked. It is not his “first tour of the hill.” So, he is confident that everything will work out. But, his team must ensure that they learn from their mistakes and troubles, which is the most important thing, he stated. They will be having some practice sessions next week to “fine-tune the balance,” he added.

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