Connect with us

2018 F1

I’m still chasing my dreams – Bottas

Published

on

  • 3
    Shares

Despite failing to win a single grand prix so far this season, Valtteri Bottas insists that his championship dream remains alive.

The Finn is teammate to quadruple world champion and runaway championship leader Lewis Hamilton, but he says he is happy at Mercedes anyway.

“I wouldn’t change my position to anywhere else now,” Bottas told CNN.

The 29-year-old says racing alongside Hamilton keeps him “very motivated”.

“The goal was to be a world champion and it still is. So I’m still chasing my dreams, trying to reach the goal I said to myself and pretty much all the people around when I was six,” Bottas added.

“I’m still realistically on that path, there’s still a possibility for that in the future so I think I’ve done quite well so far but of course, I want to win my goal.”

Also backing Bottas’ goal is Toto Wolff, who after championing the former Williams driver’s earlier career is now the team boss at Mercedes.

“He has it in him that he can, with the right car, win a driver world championship,” Wolff said.

“This year maybe less chance because he’s lacking some points, but next year is all points down to zero and if we are able to have a competitive car, he will be in the hunt, for sure.”

Comments

Latest Results




Latest F1 News

2019 F114 hours ago

Rumours denies zero Honda engine problems so far – Red Bull

3SharesDr Helmut Marko has added his denial to speculation Red Bull is struggling with excessive vibration from the 2019 Honda...

2019 F114 hours ago

Renault fast but ‘Red Bull faster’ – Hulkenberg

3SharesNico Hulkenberg says Renault has a fight on its hands to stay fourth in 2019. The German actually ended the...

2019 F114 hours ago

Ferrari opponents ‘bluffing’ – Leclerc

3SharesCharles Leclerc has played down Ferrari’s new status as the 2019 favourite by saying teams ‘bluff’ in winter testing. After...

2019 F11 day ago

Grosjean criticised change to the tyre rules for 2019 F1

3SharesHaas F1 speedy Romain Grosjean has criticised a change to the tyre rules for 2019. Pirelli says teams may no...

2019 F11 day ago

Alonso ‘could’ attend Barcelona second test – McLaren

3SharesMcLaren says Fernando Alonso will “maybe” be trackside at the Barcelona test next week. Earlier, there was speculation the now...

2019 F11 day ago

Barcelona F1 Test 1 Results – Day 4 Full Results

3SharesNico Hulkenberg sets fastest lap of testing so far; Previously, Alex Albon was fastest for Toro Rosso; Valtteri Bottas follows...

2019 F12 days ago

F1 champs Rosberg, Button to be TV pundits in 2019 season

3SharesTwo former world champions will regularly be in the F1 paddock in 2019. Nico Rosberg has been signed up to...

2019 F12 days ago

Ferrari advantage ‘at least’ 5 tenths – Tost

3SharesMere days into 2019 winter testing, it appears that Ferrari has a clear advantage. With Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc...

2019 F12 days ago

Barcelona F1 Test 1 Results – Day 3 Full Results

3SharesDaniil Kvyat goes fastest for Toro Rosso ahead of morning pace setter Kimi Raikkonen and Daniel Ricciardo. Williams car finally...

2019 F12 days ago

Barcelona F1 Test 1 Results – Day 3 First Half

3SharesKimi Raikkonen sets fastest time for Alfa Romeo Racing ahead of launch break in the third day of testing ;...




Most Popular

ThisisF1.com is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV, Formula One World Championship Ltd or any other organization or entity associated with the official Formula One governing organizations or their shareholders. Copyrighted material used under Fair Use/Fair Comment.

References
We could use the following leading F1 news sources for stories: SkyF1, BBC F1, Autosport, ESPN F1, FIA Media Center, MotorSport, JamesAllen and others leading authors blog.

All Rights Reserved © 2017 Prime Sport Media