Formula 1: Valtteri Bottas received a second offer for 2022 Seat

Ahead of the Abu Dhabi GP, get to know all the latest news from the world of Formula 1 surrounding Valtteri Bottas.

Valtteri Bottas
Valtteri Bottas

This race weekend will be the last of Valtteri Bottas at Mercedes. Having replaced Nico Rosberg, after he won the world championship, Bottas has been the perfect in some senses for the Brackley based team. And now as the 2022 Formula 1 season is upon us in no time, the Finn driver has confirmed that he had received a second offer apart from Alfa Romeo for 2022 F1 seat. 

Being 32-years-old, Bottas will bow out of Mercedes after five years and will be replaced by George Russell. Ending a firm partnership with Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas would not reveal  the name of the team, but he did admit the offer came from an outfit that has been “a little better” than Alfa Romeo in recent years. 

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Which team offered Valtteri Bottas a seat for 2022 season? 

Valtteri Bottas
Valtteri Bottas

The Finn told Iltalehti newspaper, “Two days after I made the agreement with Alfa, I got another call saying they want to talk.” 

“I said ‘You’re a little late’,” Bottas smiled. “Maybe if you look at the last few years, it was a little better. But I still think this (Alfa Romeo) will be good. I’m still happy with this option.” 

Valtteri Bottas
Valtteri Bottas

Valtteri Bottas insisted that he is fortunate to now be in a situation in which he doesn’t simply have to chase the highest financial offer. 

“For me, wealth is quite different from money itself. Yes, I will be ok, but I feel rich because I’ve gotten to do the things I’ve got a passion for,” he said. “(Manager) Didier (Coton) told me that the earlier I invest, the better. So of everything I’ve earned, I’ve invested at least half. Mainly long-term, low-risk investments through a bank. With the extra cash I earn, it’s through passion alone.”

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