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in 2021 Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas has imposed a new credo for the 2021 Formula 1 season : "Be a little more selfish." The Finn refrains from setting a specific"In some years in Formula 1 I definitely put too much pressure on myself", Bottas realizes afterwards. "There were times when I got too much pressure from outside, and vice versa, when maybe there wasn't enough pressure from me." It's about finding this "balance" and "playing with it", emphasizes the Finn on the sidelines of the Mercedes
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Lucas Browne has agreed with Paul Gallen's call for drug testing ahead of their April 21 six-round bout in Wollongong. Gallen said he wanted drug testing before the fight because of Browne's previous doping scandals. But the former WBA champion returned fire today citing the Cronulla Sharks peptide controversy. © Getty Paul Gallen in his fight against Mark Hunt. "I've got no problem with the testing and I actually encourage it because I think he's going to be on something," Browne told News Corp."I hope the testing happens, I want it to happen.
Every race he has to make sure that he is in the right condition. In previous years he did not always succeed. Bottas was able to celebrate two wins in 2020, but once again lacked consistency in the duel against team-mate Lewis Hamilton. "Lewis has won the title every year since we were team-mates. Still, we're starting a new year, a new start, a new chapter. And I absolutely believe that I can fight for the title." That is still the "ultimate goal". "That is still my goal. But it is a long way to get there and you have to take it step by step." At the end of the previous year, it was possible to observe how Botta's
demanded more support from his team"I'll ask as much as I need to get the support and information I need. And maybe I can be a little more selfish." In general, Bottas intends to demand "more than ever" from himself in 2021. "Of course I'm not going to overdo it, but my ultimate goal for me this year is to be able to say at the last race in Abu Dhabi that I gave everything to win the title. That is the goal and that is shared also all the people around me with whom I work. "
Testing troubles for Mercedes as Verstappen sets pace .
MOTOR-F1-TESTING-VERSTAPPEN-INT:Testing troubles for Mercedes as Verstappen sets pace(Reuters) - Max Verstappen lapped fastest for Red Bull as Lewis Hamilton and Formula One champions Mercedes endured a surprisingly difficult first day of pre-season testing in sandstorm-hit Bahrain on Friday.