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Bottas nearly quit F1 after 2018

Valtteri Bottas almost walked away from Mercedes and Formula One at the end of 2018 after falling into a "dark place" at his failure to challenge Lewis Hamilton for the championship. When Nico Rosberg retired after winning title in 2016, Bottas was the man drafted in to replace him, but he struggled to match Hamilton's performances in his first two seasons and occasionally found himself in a support role as his teammate battled Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari. Bottas has revealed he was on the verge of turning his back on the sport for good. "At the end of 2018 I almost stopped. It was so close," Bottas told Motorsport Magazine's "My Big Break" podcast....
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