Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team’s Valtteri Bottas has admitted that he considered quitting the Brackley based outfit following the 2018 Russian Grand Prix at the Sochi circuit where he was forced to give up the lead of the race to his teammate Lewis Hamilton who not only went on to win the race but also that year’s championship.
During the race after he let Hamilton through, Bottas said:
I was gonna go faster next lap.
Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team Principal and CEO Toto Wolff responded saying:
Let’s discuss it afterwards. We’ll eplain.
Speaking during episode three of Drive To Survive Season 3, Bottas said that it was a tough race and that the result was tough to accept.
I was pretty angry. Honestly, I was thinking why do I do this? I was even thinking of quitting, of giving up. Straight after the race, I said I would not do it again.
Formula One Drive To Survive Season Three is currently streaming on Netflix