Valtteri Bottas: “Having Lewis as a team-mate is a great motivation”

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Valtteri Bottas says he enjoys having Lewis Hamilton as a team-mate and adds the Briton ‘makes him keep pushing himself to become better’.

At the Tuscan Grand Prix Thursday press conference Bottas was asked about having Hamilton as a team-mate.

“He makes me keep pushing myself to get better,” said the Finn.

“In this sport it’s all about the little details. It’s the little things that can make a big difference. I’m always trying to become a better driver, and a human being.

“Having Lewis as a teammate is a great motivation and he pushes me to the limit and I certainly enjoy that”.

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Bottas also gave his comments Ferrari’s 1000th Grand Prix celebration at Mugello.

“1000 Grand Prix’s is an impressive number, they are a big part of history.

“I have no doubt that in the end they will be able to compete again for the fight at the top. They certainly learn from the mistakes they are making now.”

And finally, Bottas gave his comments on the Mugello Circuit.

“I’ve made a lap by bike on this new circuit to see what it looks like. I was last here in 2012 for a test, so I have some experience here.”

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