In an interview with Motorsport.com, the Finn revealed that he has two people who serve as a ‘negative motivation’ for him. He also revealed vague details about one of them.
What did Bottas say?
“I have one, actually inspired by the chats with Toto last year. I have one thing on my computer, a desktop picture, that is a motivation to me every time I open the computer,” he said.
“It’s not really a positive thing. It’s a negative thing that always reminds me to show them what I can do. I don’t carry a picture of Lewis or Max in my pocket.
“You could place a photo of that person in the calendar or on the desk, and every time there is a little lack of motivation, you look at these people.
‘It’s called enemy building’
Bottas also goes on to say that this type of ‘mental exercise’ is a lot more common than one can imagine.
“Everyone is free to do it. Of the people I work with, I keep seeing such photos pop out. It’s good. It’s called enemy building, and it’s a powerful psychological weapon.
“As for myself, I have two photos that I always carry with me and that are on my desktop. Neither of the two people has anything to do with Formula 1 or with racing altogether. It’s about business.”
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