F1: Valtteri Bottas leaves Mercedes and signs for Alfa Romeo for 2022

After 5 seasons accompanying Lewis Hamilton within the Silver Arrows, he’ll occupy the seat of Kimi Raikkonen.

Valtteri Bottas, this season.AFP

It’s already official. Valtteri Bottas leaving Mercedes on the finish of this season to affix Alfa Romeo in 2022 “on a multi-year contract,” the squire introduced a couple of staff change anticipated for a number of weeks.

The signing of Bottas by Alfa Romeo needs to be adopted by the announcement of his alternative within the Silver Arrows, predictably the British George russelHe, 23, at the moment in Williams. Accompany the seven-time world champion Lewis hamilton.

“A new chapter in my career opens: I am excited to join Alfa Romeo Racing in 2022 and start a new challenge with an iconic brand,” Bottas mentioned in a press release.

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The 32-year-old raced the previous 5 seasons alongside Hamilton at Mercedes, successful 9 races, and reaching 17 pole positions in 92 races. As well as, he completed twice as world runner-up. His final victory was the Russian Grand Prix in September 2020.

Bottas to exchange his compatriot in Alfa Romeo Kimi raikkonen, which on September 1 introduced that he would go away System 1 on the finish of this season after an incredible race by which he achieved the world title in 2007 on the wheel of a Ferrari.

First selection to exchange Bottas, Russell is 23 years outdated and has spent three seasons at Williams. Final 12 months he made an enormous impression with Mercedes on the Sakhir Grand Prix changing Hamilton, who had examined optimistic for COVID-19.