Bottas Out? Rumours Swirl After Finnish Driver Puts Mercedes Up For Sale

Valtteri Bottas has listed his Mercedes GTS on a Finnish classifieds website.

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Valtteri Bottas has put his Mercedes GTS up for sale, leading to fresh speculation about his future at the Silver Arrows.

Bottas, who is now in his fifth season with the Mercedes F1 Team, is looking to sell the car for €190,000, according to his advert on a Finnish classifieds website.

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The eventual buyer will be handed over the vehicle by Bottas in person and will get to spend a day at the Pippo karting circuit in Lahti with the Finnish racer.

Following Bottas putting the car up for sale, many F1 fans were quick to suggest that the move indicates he will be leaving Mercedes at the end of the season, despite it being revealed that Bottas is selling the car to raise funds for the aforementioned kart circuit.

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Bottas has had a difficult start to the 2021 season, and after four races, he already has a 44-point deficit to Championship leader and Mercedes team-mate Sir Lewis Hamilton.

Earlier this month, the Daily Mail cited a Mercedes source as saying that George Russell could replace Bottas at the team this year.

However, Mercedes and Bottas were quick to deny this, though it remains likely that the Finnish driver will be axed by the Silver Arrows at the end of the season.

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