New arrival Valtteri Bottas is equally excited at the prospect of the new season: “It’s a new chapter in my career, a new team, new regulations … new everything! I’ve been waiting for a long time to get this car out on track and, although this is just a Filming Day, I’m looking forward to starting to test properly next week in Barcelona and to really understand the car that we’ve been given by everybody in Brixworth and Brackley. It has been a busy winter for me since signing with MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS and we have tried to make the most of the time we have had. We’ve been going day by day, making the most of each one, spending a lot of time in Brackley and going through as much stuff as possible with the engineers. I feel well prepared in such a short time but, of course, the learning curve is still steep and I’m getting more useful information every day. It’s up to us to make the most out of the time together.