"I'm not Nico, you know, I'm Valtteri"

21-07-2019 11:39 | Updated: 21-07-2019 11:56
by Joseph Tyrrell
I'm not Nico, you know, I'm Valtteri

Valtteri Bottas has insisted he is his own person and doesn't think a sports psychologist would work for him in his bid to win a World Championship. Nico Rosberg recently revealed he used one in 2016.

Bottas  is having his best season at Mercedes and has won two races in 2019, two more than he secured in 2018. However, Hamilton is Mercedes' clear number one and Bottas has been criticised for not having enough fight in him when the going gets tough.

Rosberg recently revealed he used a psychologist but Bottas doesn't think it will work for him

“I don't think it would work for me,” he said as quoted by Motorsport.com.

“Every athlete and every person is individual. Some need some outside support. I have plenty of good people around me I can talk to.

"For me it's the man in the mirror that gives the answers if I had hard times or doubts and so on. I solve that with myself usually. I don't really see a gain in that at the moment.

"I'm not Nico, you know, I'm Valtteri, and I know what works best for me.”

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