Valtteri Bottas has explained why he is increasing his commitments outside of the world of Formula 1.
In addition to racing for Alfa Romeo, the Finn has also recently launched a line of alcoholic beverages, including gin and wine.
He has also been active in biking and recently took part in a 100-mile race in the USA, finishing 20th out of almost 1,000 riders.
The 34-year-old is undertaking the commitments despite being drawn to a busier-than-ever F1 schedule.
‘It keeps me fresh’
However, Bottas asserts that keeping on top of his non-F1 commitments ensures that he is fresh once the race weekend rolls around.
“It’s true, I’m involved in quite a bit,” he told media including RacingNews365.
“But all that I am involved in is what I have a passion [for], for me nice they are things to do and to be involved [in].
“With many things I do have people helping me, so I can really choose the load I take from those activities, and especially on race weekends I also always try to minimise things that I don’t want to do, and I can basically choose, so for me, it’s a great balance.
“I think it’s nice to have other things than Formula 1, just to keep things mentally fresh so that every time I come to a race weekend, I really want to be here and I really want to perform the best I can.
“So for me it’s a good balance at the moment.”