Mercedes Formula 1 driver Valtteri Bottas has said he uses his team principal's advice and keeps a "negative" image as his desktop computer's background.
Austrian team principal Toto Wolff claimed at the Spanish Grand Prix that he keeps an image of two people he deems as enemies on his desktop at all times, in turn using those images as a source of motivation. His driver, Bottas has now confirmed he has taken his boss' advice and does the same, though the Finn does not reveal what the picture is.
"I don't carry a picture of Lewis [Hamilton] or Max [Verstappen] in my pocket," Bottas told Motorsport-Total.com
"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.
"It's not really a positive thing. It's a negative thing that always reminds me to show them what I can do."
Bottas will need to be ultra motivated when the F1 circus visits Azerbaijan this weekend. The Finn has had a disastrous start to his 2021 campaign and is currently fourth in the driver standings with 47 points to his name.