Valtteri Bottas picks the best car he has driven for Mercedes

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Before leaving for Alfa Romeo, Valtteri Bottas gives his opinion on the race cars he has driven for Mercedes, and picks the best one.

Since 2017 Valtteri Bottas has claimed 10 wins, 20 pole positions and 58 podium finishes with Mercedes.

Out of all the races he participated in, the Finn picks the 2019 Australian Grand Prix as the best race of his career.

“After the tough end to 2018, 2019 started with a bang,” Bottas said in a Mercedes YouTube video.

“A big win in Australia, I think it was about 20 seconds ahead of Lewis at the flag. I think it was my best race to date, I would say. It wasn’t easy but it almost felt easy.

“I was so in control and the whole mindset, from disappointment to coming back up strong, it was a really amazing feeling to experience that. It really gave me a lot of confidence to go ahead.


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“That season, in the end I finished second in the Drivers’ Championship, we secured the title in Suzuka as a team, I won in Baku – which was revenge from the previous year – and in Japan and in the USA, so pretty sweet places to win races.

“All of those wins were amazing.”

Although 2019 was definitely Valtteri’s best year with the team, he picks Mercedes’ 2020 car as the best he has ever driven.

“That car, in particular, for me it was a monster. It was so, so quick. Nothing beats that car in terms of pure performance.”

“A beautiful car and a good car to drive,” Bottas concluded.

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