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Valtteri Bottas was ‘selfish’ when deciding to leave Mercedes

New Alfa Romeo signing Valtteri Bottas has said he did not think of anyone but himself when making the decision to move to the Swiss team for 2022. Bottas spent five years driving for Mercedes, winning 10 of the 101 races he contested with them while playing a largely support role for team-mate Sir Lewis


Red Bull junior opens up on pressure from Helmut Marko

Red Bull junior driver Juri Vips has suggested that Red Bull advisor Dr Helmut Marko is a lot more “straightforward” with his drivers than many believe. Dr Marko has a history of making harsh and cut-throat decisions with his Red Bull talent, particularly in the last six years. Daniil Kvyat was ousted from the team

Toto Wolff and Valtteri Bottas in 2019.v1

Bottas reveals he rejected Wolff’s offer of new Mercedes contract

Former Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas has revealed that there were no complex negotiations with the team regarding his exit, and he knew he had to leave when team principal Toto Wolff could not offer him a longer contract. Bottas joined Mercedes in 2017 to replace the retiring Nico Rosberg, who had just claimed the championship


Bottas admits he was careful not to destroy ‘harmony’ with Hamilton

Valtteri Bottas has revealed he had to bite his tongue during his five seasons with Mercedes while he was often forced to play second fiddle to team-mate Sir Lewis Hamilton. Bottas aided Mercedes to five straight Constructors’ Championship successes while at the team – part of the their record-breaking eight. He won 10 of his

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There was ‘always a locked door waiting’ for Bottas at Mercedes

Former Formula 1 driver Mika Hakkinen has expressed his sympathy with compatriot Valtteri Bottas’ difficult stint at Mercedes, but is glad the 32-year-old now has a team where he is “trusted.” Bottas spent five years racing for Mercedes alongside Sir Lewis Hamilton, with him joining in 2017 to replace Nico Rosberg who had just retired

Valtteri Bottas and Toto Wolff at the 2018 Monaco Grand Prix.v1

‘It starts to eat you inside’ – Bottas opens up on pressure from Wolff

Valtteri Bottas has indicated that his persistent one-year deals at Mercedes began to affect his “well-being” during his five-year stay at the serial Constructors’ Champions. The Finn claimed 10 race victories between 2017 and 2021 having signed from Williams at the end of the 2016 season. He was hurriedly brought in to replace the retiring

Valtteri Bottas with Alfa Romeo in Abu Dhabi.v1

Bottas confirms he had ‘no active role’ in picking team-mate

New Alfa Romeo signing Valtteri Bottas has said that he did not have a say in who his team-mate would be at his new team, adding that he has “trust” that team principal Frederic Vasseur made the right choice. Alfa Romeo have gone with a combination of experience and youth in 2022, with Bottas partnering


Vasseur was open to Raikkonen contract talks

Alfa Romeo team principal Frederic Vasseur says he would have been happy to speak to the departing Kimi Raikkonen about remaining in Formula 1 with the team next year, but affirms that he would have needed full commitment from the Finn. The 53-year-old will be working with a brand new driver line-up in the 2022