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One last chill before the thrill

Valtteri Bottas and wife Emilia capped their winter season holiday with one last nocturnal session of snowboarding and skiing last week.

It was one last chill for the young couple before the thrill of a new season kicks in.

All campaigns are obviously important in F1, but Bottas' performance this year will likely see the Finn confirmed as a Mercedes stalwart or dropped from the German team when his contract expires at the end of 2018.

Nothing short of winning will do, but with the redoubtable Lewis Hamilton sitting on the other side of the garage, the 28-year-old will certainly have his work cut out for him.