"It's actually 24-years-old and never been resurfaced so if we're going to resurface it let's work with Formula 1 with their simulators and track analysis and see if there are some things that we can evolve". It is all very new to me but we are free to fight.
Lewis Hamilton has won four of those crowns and heads into the new season as a double-defending champion.
"Last year for example if I had a bad race you go home and you sort of forget it immediately with the greeting you get, which is great".
"It's something I've kind of also realised over the past years and especially last year that I definitely only have one career and I don't want to be in the situation that after the season where I should have done this or that".
"In terms of the team, we've got so many incredible people within the team, and the energy.it's inspiring to see so many people so pumped, pulling together". It's not going to be easy, I have a lot to learn.
Hamilton has appeared relaxed in Melbourne in the countdown to the Australian Grand Prix Credit GETTY IMAGES
But it was Ferrari who sizzled in pre-season testing to emerge as the early favourites in Australia, with Hamilton claiming the Italian team could be up to half a second quicker around Albert Park on Sunday. "We are more prepared but we can't do better than last year's result, so it is a tough weekend ahead of us". It's the same thing with the training; we try again to improve from a year ago.
He added: "We are definitely in the fight and we know we have a strong team".
"After a test, you always improve the next day as the auto gets older and older throughout the test", he added.!It wears and then you go away, you analyse where you've been.
He added it was not just about "who comes out of the blocks quickest", but who could best develop the auto throughout the long, 21-race season.
The race also marks the unbelievable comeback of Poland's Robert Kubica, who eight years ago partially severed his right arm in an accident that many believed would never see him driving a vehicle again, let alone a Formula One machine.
Bottas says the key to his new approach will be being more guarded with his time to ensure he is in the best possible position at the start of each race weekend to maximise results. [And] I think it's a case of adding pure performance, but even then we know we haven't unlocked the full potential of the vehicle. Really encouraging. I just know they're the soldiers.
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