Valtteri Bottas has a large - and rather obvious - problem in his life.
You see, Bottas wants to be a Formula 1 world champion. He has got himself into the right position to do it. He is in the best team and he is driving what has been, on balance for the duration of his time there, the best car. But you already know what the problem is. And so does Bottas. The problem is Lewis Hamilton.
Bottas believes he can beat Hamilton. He has to, of course. On a micro level - individual races; single qualifying sessions - he has already. At the time of writing, after the Singapore Grand Prix, Bottas had won five races since he joined Mercedes in 2017. But then there's Hamilton's record. In the same period, he's won 28. That's more than five times as many. Ouch.