Valtteri Bottas reveals when he plans to retire
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Valtteri Bottas has always been an ambitious driver who always gave his best. Although he is already entering his late years, Bottas still has huge ambitions and does not plan to end his career anytime soon. In an interview with the media, Bottas talked about how long he plans to be a part of the F1 scene and when he plans to end his career.
"It's hard to say," Bottas said, as quoted by f1i.com "It obviously depends [on] the way the sport is going. What's the situation in the sport? Which team are you in? How is the atmosphere?" With age, it is likely that the motivation and desire will gradually be lacking, but it is also difficult to be at the same level in later years.
"At some point, what comes to you is all the traveling. Would you rather be racing [on] another side of the globe, or would you rather actually not pack your suitcase and stay home? I think that's going to come at some point.
It's pretty consuming. I'm still more than happy to do it for quite a long time. But I'll tell you, when I'm 39, if I go for 40. It's hard to commit to at the moment, but I still have many, many years for sure."
Valtteri Bottas: I am still young
Valtteri Bottas believes that he is still young and that he still has a lot to offer.
"I'm still young compared to some. I'm 33. I still don't see my Formula 1 career ending in the near future and I don't feel any performance losses on my driving or the way I work with the team. It is interesting for the whole race team and company, what is happening.
Of course, being part of a car manufacturer is something that you almost need if you want to win in Formula 1."