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‘I almost stopped': Bottas reveals Hamilton pushed him towards retirement

Valtteri Bottas has been discussing the mental hardship he went through while at Mercedes, and reveals that he almost walked away at the end of 2018. Bottas was promoted as a last-minute replacement for the retiring Nico Rosberg ahead of the 2017 season, and he would partner Sir Lewis Hamilton, who was eager to win his fourth title having lost out to the German in 2016. The now 32-year-old took three wins in his debut year with the Silver Arrows and, while his pace at the start of the year was nothing to scoff at, he began to struggle at the end, although he capped off the year in fine style as he took victory in Abu Dhabi. READ: Alpine set to run Piastri in France amid Williams links In...
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