Bottas focusing on consistency and adaptability

13-01-2020 09:21
by Joseph Tyrrell
F1 News
Bottas focusing on consistency and adaptability

Valtteri Bottas is targeting more improvements in the 2020 season as he looks to mount a serious challenge for the F1 World Championship. The Finn has set out his areas for improvement.

Bottas enjoyed his best season in Formula 1 in 2019, winning four races during the season, including the season opener in Melbourne. His resurgence came after a tough 2018 season when he didn't win a single race.

With the 2020 season set to start in just two months, Bottas has set out the areas he wants to improve on if he is to mount a title challenge.

"It's quite clear in my mind," Bottas said as quoted by Motorsport.com.

"We're definitely [working] with the engineers and with the team on my development programme. Things we're really focusing on [is] the race week and for my performance that final step I need is consistency.

"Still more adaptability to different circumstances [as well] but the main thing is minimising mistakes.

"There were some qualifying sessions where I made mistakes and that compromised the Sunday and then there was some races where I made mistakes, for example, Hockenheim, I lost a big chunk of points there so [it's about] trying to get rid of those.

"There's still a lot I feel I can improve. It's fine details here and there, a lot related to driving style and tyre management. But it's a whole lot better than last year."

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