Valtteri Bottas believes that the 2022 F1 season is his “most enjoyable” in the championship.
After five years at Mercedes, Bottas joined Alfa Romeo in 2022. Furthermore, the Finn signed a multi-year contract for the first time in his F1 career.
Bottas has had a strong start to his Alfa Romeo stint. He is 9th in the Drivers’ Championship with 46 points in the tally.
“This is actually the first time for me [to have a multi-year deal] because even with Williams, it was always one year,” he said in an interview with Motorsport.com.
“It’s the first time I haven’t had to stress and answer the questions because now for the drivers who don’t know, for sure it’s not going to be nice.
“This season is probably the most enjoyable so far. Okay, maybe you don’t know always remember things but it really feels like I’m enjoying F1 more than ever.
“When it gets to the racing, it’s a lot of good fun, especially like in the midfield and how different it is strategy-wise in the races. It’s more like one decision can jump you many places. It’s a different game.
“In the past at Mercedes, normally it used to be only one team that we battled against, so then it’s just focused on those two cars. But now I can have six cars around that we need to be aware of. So that’s nice.”