Analysis: How Bottas got the killer instinct back
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Analysis: How Bottas got the killer instinct back

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Valtteri Bottas looked to correct any loss in his stock following a weak showing in Brazil with a commanding drive to finish the season in Abu Dhabi.

Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes AMG F1 W08, Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1 W08
Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes AMG F1 W08, Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1 W08, Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari SF70H, Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull Racing RB13, Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari SF70H, Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB13, the rest of the field at the start of the race
Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes AMG F1 W08, Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1 W08, Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari SF70H, Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull Racing RB13, Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari SF70H, Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB13, the rest of the field at the start of the race
Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes AMG F1 W08, Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1 W08, Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari SF70H
Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes AMG F1 W08, Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1 W08

The 2017 F1 season could hardly have come to a better conclusion for Valtteri Bottas in Abu Dhabi.

Having endured a shaky period in the second half of the year, a fortnight ago Bottas was faced with the frustration of losing out to Sebastian Vettel in Brazil, having done the difficult bit and earned pole.

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