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Video: Valtteri Bottas travels in style with Netjets

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A Formula 1 driver's life is all about time, the fastest time out on the race track and gaining as much time as possible off it.

Mercedes just inked a partnership with NetJets, a worldwide leader in private aviation, to ease the constraints posed by frequent travels and improve efficiency of some of its key personnel.

"People will automatically think that private aviation means luxury lifestyle," says Mercedes boss Toto Wolff.

"But it has been common practice in Formula One for some time and will provide us with valuable time savings that can then be invested in finding more performance.

"We know that these extra hours can make the difference and also keep the team fresher and fitter as the season goes on.

"I am delighted that we have been able to transform this work into a partnership with a market leader like NetJets."

To mark the new partnership, Valtteri Bottas took his first journey with NetJets from Nice to Budapest on a Phenom 300 ahead of last weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix - and a camera went along for the ride.

Check out the video below.

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