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Valtteri Bottas sponsor ends deal over 'weak results'

A major personal sponsor of Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas has chosen not to renew its deal with the Finn over 'weak results' during the 2018 season. Bottas failed to win a single race last year – although team orders robbed him of at least one win when he was asked to move aside for team-mate Lewis Hamilton in Russia – and he finished a lowly fifth behind both Ferraris and Red Bull's Max Verstappen. The Wihuri Group, which is owned and chaired by Finnish billionaire Antti Aarnio-Wihuri, has sponsored Bottas' motorsport career for almost 20 years and became a Mercedes sponsor when Bottas joined the team, having moved over from Williams in 2017. However...
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