November 29, 2023

BELGIUM: In a strategic transfer that might form his profession trajectory, Valtteri Bottas, the seasoned Formulation 1 driver, has revealed his intrigue about being part of the anticipated transition to Audi F1.

Bottas, who at present pilots for Alfa Romeo, expressed his want to remain on board via the upcoming rebranding of Alfa Romeo as Sauber and its eventual transformation into the Audi works group, slated for the yr 2026.

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At 33 years outdated, Bottas stands as one of many extra seasoned figures within the F1 paddock, and if he stays lively till the 2026 season, he might probably change into one of many sport’s elder statesmen, given the anticipated retirements of veterans like Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton, and Sergio Perez. 

Nevertheless, retirement appears removed from Bottas’ fast plans, along with his consideration centered firmly on the prospect of being a key participant within the swap to Audi.

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Opposite to speculations that Alfa Romeo is likely to be in a holding sample till Audi’s arrival, Bottas dismissed such notions, clarifying that the perceived lack of progress throughout the group was as a result of intense competitors throughout the F1 area.

 “Wanting from the skin, it might look that manner, that persons are simply ready for Audi to return and so forth,” he defined. “However it’s not the case. Everyone seems to be flat out, everyone seems to be pushing. So we’re not standing nonetheless. It’s simply that the sphere is now so aggressive, and, in the event you don’t begin the season fairly there, then it’s not straightforward to return again up. So we’re pushing, we’re not standing nonetheless.”

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Because the F1 neighborhood awaits the unfolding of this pivotal transition, Bottas stays on the crossroads of a momentous resolution that might outline the latter a part of his racing profession.