For everybody, mental health is a big challenge, and Valtteri Bottas is also aware of psychological struggles. He said that he spent the winter vacation and tried to maintain a "happy mind" because he was preparing for a difficult campaign against the defending champion and Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton in 2021.
Mercedes introduced their 2021 W12 car and secretly wrapped most of the cars, especially the new floor, to prevent competitors from peeking, but Bottas has always been open to his winter preparations attitude. He explained at the new car launch conference that he tried his best to go and was confident of his 2021 championship ambitions.
He said with confidence: "Although Lewis won the championship, we have been teammates in the years since we joined the team, but I will re-enter the new year with this advantage."
"I believe I can fight for the title, which of course is my goal this season. That is my goal, but there is still a long way to go to achieve this goal. We need to take action gradually."