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The first time Bottas looked like a world-beater
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The first time Bottas looked like a world-beater

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Valtteri Bottas's Australian Grand Prix win prompted Mercedes boss Toto Wolff to suggest that the "2008" version of his driver had returned. Here's the story of how Bottas first wowed the motorsport world and beat a future Formula 1 rival

The crushing victory by Valtteri Bottas in the Australian Grand Prix was no surprise to those he worked with during his early career - in fact, it merely served to vindicate what they had always believed.

It also made Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff nostalgic for the first time he encountered his future driver.

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