“I need to keep the bar high for me and keep trying. We will see but ‘disappointed’ is the best word.”
Given the chasm to the championship leader, Bottas is to now simply focus on taking the season a race at a time, paying little attention to the bigger picture.
“I think that is the best mindset," he added. "There is no point now non-stop calculating the points because it is a pretty big gap so really take it race by race and always set a target for the weekend and do everything I can for that.
“The mindset for me not to give up is built in me so there is no real chance I will give up and, obviously, in a couple of months when we are a lot wiser, I will know how the season went overall.”
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