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Bottas picks the best, most fun teammate and team boss of his F1 career

Bottas picks the best, most fun teammate and team boss of his F1 career

13-08-2022 15:33 Last update: 16:38


Valtteri Bottas is happy at Alfa Romeo. The Finn admits the atmosphere is a lot more relaxed than at Mercedes and is happy with the bigger role he has been given at his new team.

Bottas happy with Alfa Romeo

Bottas' experience is highly valued by Alfa Romeo, where he also plays a role as a mentor to Guanyu Zhou. "I enjoy taking a bigger part in the team than I've had before," the Finn said in conversation with Viaplay. "It's really rewarding when you see the results of your work."

Bottas is grateful for the time he had at Mercedes and the victories it allowed him to achieve, but has clearly found his niche in a completely different environment. Asked about his best teammate and his best, he replied: "The best? Lewis Hamilton, no doubt. The most fun? Guanyu, we have a lot of laughs."

He is also asked the comparison between his team bosses. As to whether he prefers his current team boss(Fred Vasseur) or his previous one (Toto Wolff), Bottas does not have to think for long. "I think Fred, he's a bit more relaxed," is the Finn's honest answer. Moreover, he has known Vasseur for longer. "With Fred I've done F3 for two years and we won the GP3 title together. Anything that Fred goes into, will eventually end up on top so hopefully that's gonna be the case here as well."

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