Valtteri Bottas visited Mercedes headquarters in Stuttgart for the first time. He got a very warm welcome and a million wishes for good luck during the new season in Formula 1. Bottas also received his own employee card an even a personal locker!
Valtteri Bottas: “I haven’t yet proved pretty much anything in Formula One, everything is still ahead”
Meanwhile the Finn told Sky Sports Germany that his aim in 2017 will be to beat Lewis Hamilton.
“I feel it is possible. Nico [Rosberg] showed beating Lewis is possible. I am not here to be in second place or worse. It is definitely a challenge, and going up against Lewis is always going to be a challenge, but for me a massive opportunity”, he said.
“I really respect what he has done with his career, so many poles and wins and three titles, while I still don’t have a race win so I have a lot to prove. I haven’t yet proved pretty much anything in Formula One, everything is still ahead.”
Mercedes will launch its 2017 Formula 1 campaign and show its new car on February 23rd.
— Valtteri Bottas (@ValtteriBottas) 13 February 2017