“Stop tagging us in this stuff,” Mercedes makes fun of an edited Valtteri Bottas poster featuring Lewis Hamilton

The Valtteri Bottas poster won the F1 internet on Wednesday.

Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton
Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton

Valtteri Bottas left Mercedes for Alfa Romeo as the seat was given to the young driver of Williams, George Russell. But the Finn hasn’t left entirely as he still occasionally makes his ex-team’s social media posts and is often seen with his ex-teammate Lewis Hamilton.

This week, Valtteri Bottas posted a poster titled Poster BottASS for sale for a limited time, in which the Finn is laid back in the Colorado River during his cooldown trip. And then the internet decided to have fun in the playground as plenty of edited versions flooded. So, the Mercedes account also decided to have fun by amplifying the poster and bringing more attention to NSFW Bottas.

Other versions of the poster too came on top. One featuring Daniel Ricciardo, and George Russell won the hearts as well.

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How has Valtteri Bottas outshined Mercedes in 2022?

Valtteri Bottas
Valtteri Bottas

Valtteri Bottas hasn’t won a podium this season and neither is he ahead of any of the Mercedes drivers. He currently stands P8 in the championship and still makes the headlines for outsmarting Mercedes.

In Miami, he finished P7, just behind the two Mercedes, after the race resumed following Lando Norris’ crash. Bottas was having a great drive after a good qualifying, but a slip towards the end cost him two positions as both Lewis and George overtook him.

It is the Finn’s ability to drive an Alfa Romeo and yet finishing regularly in the top 10 that has brought out appreciation for his driving skills. At times he has been ahead of both the Mercedes, but due to a reason or two or his bad luck, he has lacked the finishing.


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