The F1 driver already racing for a 2020 seat

The F1 driver already racing for a 2020 seat

Valtteri Bottas entered the summer break with much on his mind. F1 Racing caught up with him at home in Finland to discuss failure, redemption and the future, writes JAMES ROBERTS

"Here, take a rock," says Valtteri Bottas, inviting F1 Racing to perch on a boulder at the edge of this tranquil Finnish lake. We've travelled a long way north to track down the Mercedes man, who is recuperating from the sturm und drang of the first half of the season, at his idyllic summer hideaway.

With the lake shimmering in the foreground, the backdrop is a forest of pine and spruce trees - a calming vista that's a world away from the city lights, bustling airport terminal corridors and the intense spotlight of a Formula 1 weekend. This is where Valtteri comes to relax; it's his childhood home.

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