Following the previous interview with Lewis Hamilton , it is presently an ideal opportunity to converse with his partner, likewise a driver for Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport: Valtteri Bottas. As a Finn, I had the possibility that this interview would divert out uniquely in contrast to the interview with genius Lewis. Furthermore, obviously, it did. Same inquiries concerning Lewis, same spotlight on dashing, style, (IWC) watches – as Valtteri additionally wears driving gloves with the Big Pilot’s Watch imprinted on them – and what might be next for him. Here we are with the second piece of this interview where Valtteri Bottas converses with MONOCHROME.
This interview was directed just before the French Grand Prix in Le Castellet, on the incomparable “Paul Ricard” track. In the event that the race went amazingly well for Lewis (P1 in capability, P1 toward the finish of the race), things were somewhat more hard for Valtteri Bottas, who had been associated with an accident during lap 1 with Ferrari jumper Sebastian Vettel. Definitely, this massively affected his race, at this point Valtteri dealt with a fair P7 toward the finish of the race.
As we’ve seen during the initial segment of this interview with Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG is a group, and a group implies a few individuals. In the event that the primary target of these two is winning – as a driver yet additionally as a maker – this likewise implies two distinct characters. Also, how extraordinary these two men are! One is ostentatious, the other is sensible and centered around proficiency. Attentive on the track, cautious throughout everyday life and prudent with regards to what he wears on his wrist. On the off chance that Lewis wore a red gold Big Pilot’s Annual Calendar, Valtteri went for a calm, nearly covertness IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Top Gun . This straightforward detail impeccably summarizes the distinction in characters. So now, our interview with Valtteri.
WHEN IT COMES TO STYLE, HOW DO YOU DEFINE YOURSELF?
VALTTERI BOTTAS –I like to have my own style. I like to follow what I think will make me comfortable. That has consistently been my bearing. A few group may say I’m somewhat traditionalist, yet that is who I am. On the off chance that I need to name individuals who have impacted me, in any event for my dashing vocation, I would name Ayrton Senna, Michael Schumacher and, obviously, Mika Häkkinen. There’s constantly been a Finnish driver in Formula 1, for as far back as I can recall. Also, Mika was persuading little youngsters, similar to me. Back in the days, he was my saint. Finland has consistently been a motorsport country (rallies, motorbikes, Formula 1) and drivers like Mika make little youngsters more amped up for racing.
One thing that assists with hustling is our (Finnish) mindset. It’s very useful for this sort of game in light of the fact that despite the fact that it’s a group activity, when you’re in the vehicle, you should be centered around yourself and be solid intellectually. We can’t be occupied by little things – we have clear objectives and keep a focus on the track.
OUTSIDE THE CAR, WHAT IF YOU HAD TO CREATE YOUR OWN WATCH… WHAT WOULD IT LOOK LIKE?
VALTTERI –Good inquiry… I like dark (Valtteri was wearing a dark clay IWC Pilot’s Chronograph Top Gun). My number one tone is blue, so without a doubt, there would be blue in it. What I love about a watch is it to have a good size, that you can feel it. On the off chance that I don’t have a watch, I feel exposed, as I generally wear a watch, as you can see from the shade of my arm (Valtteri shows us his non-tanned wrist under his watch). Obviously, it should be all around formed so it doesn’t upset. It tends to be hefty yet there’s a cutoff. A few highlights… Stopwatch-Chronograph without a doubt, a date and even the week-day sign is very ideal to have. Also, clearly, I travel a ton, so for me, it would be ideal to have something with time regions. Something useful and valuable. No frills.
Below, only for entertainment only, what Valtteri’s watch could resemble…
RACING… SOME WORDS ABOUT RACING AND THE CURRENT SEASON
VALTTERI –It has been hard toward the start (collaborating with a four-time title holder). It was difficult to discover that much so rapidly. Completely better approach to work, completely new individuals around, completely new vehicle… Everything was new. The lone arrangement was to buckle down. I invested a ton of energy at the plant with the group, expanding each day as far as learning. By and large, a year ago Lewis was better, which I can acknowledge, however I realize that I can dominate races, I realize that I can be snappier than him. Yet, that is all up to me.
2018 has not been my most fortunate year so far… Still, I’m at 35 purposes of the title lead (this was before the French GP, Valtteri presently has 92 focuses while Lewis has 145) and we have 14 competitions to go, so I’m as yet in the game. I don’t zero in on who to beat. It doesn’t make any difference who you win, as long as you win.
WHAT COULD BE THE FUTURE FOR YOU? ANOTHER CATEGORY (MotoGP, 24H OF THE LE MANS)?
VALTTERI – After Formula 1, I don’t have the foggiest idea… Le Mans doesn’t energize me that much by then of my profession. In any case, never say never, it is a decent occasion and perseverance dashing is cool in an alternate manner, yet not in my transient point. Rallies, we will see. A convention is fascinating, it very well may be ideal to do energizing even in the close future.