Valtteri Bottas knows his impressive start to the season will count for little if he lets the smaller moments slip as the year goes on. Bottas has traded top spot in the standings with his Mercedes team-mate in his most impressive beginning to a campaign yet in his F1 career.
Bottas won in Australia and Azerbaijan, putting memories of last year’s winless campaign firmly to one side.
Hamilton has matched the Finn stride for stride, with the Silver Arrows having secured one-two finishes at each race so far.
And Bottas is keen to show he has the lasting power to mount a full championship challenge.
For now, [the title battle is] between me and Lewis, but it's massively long season," Bottas said.