Valtteri Bottas is looking to become a “better person and driver” next season in the hope he can challenge for the World Championship.

The Finn had a topsy-turvy season with three race victories scattered in between a self-confessed slump which left Bottas short on confidence.

But the Mercedes driver is hoping to stay positive and extract all he can from the car, just like his team-mate Lewis Hamilton did on his way to a fourth World Championship.

“I think the balance sheet is a bit up and down for me,” Bottas said when asked to summarise 2017.

“There were many good moments but many disappointments as well.

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