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Long-time Bottas sponsor leaves its driver and F1 behind

Finnish conglomerate Wihuri Group has ceased its sponsorship of Valtteri Bottas and Mercedes, the company claiming its involvement in F1 was no longer cost-effective. Wihuri, which enjoys a diversified presence in a multitude of industries such as packaging, food distribution, construction equipment and jet charter services, had been supporting Bottas since the driver's junior years in motorsport. Headed by Antti Aarnio-Wihuri, a former racing driver and team owner, Wihuri was instrumental in helping Bottas move from Williams to his plum Mercedes seat in 2017. Wolff lays it out for Bottas, to keep his seat at Mercedes Aarnio-Wihuri confessed to being disappointed with his driver's 2018...
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