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Bottas Opens Up On Replacing Rosberg

Valtteri Bottas has opened up on what it was like joining Mercedes as Nico Rosberg’s replacement, just after the German won the 2016 World Championship. Rosberg’s decision to quit motorsport after triumphing over Sir Lewis Hamilton in that season’s title fight shocked the world of Formula 1 and handed Bottas a golden opportunity. READ: 2021 Japanese GP Cancelled Over COVID-19 Concerns The Finn has been outperformed by Hamilton in every season at Mercedes, and he has said he had “big shoes to fill” when he replaced Rosberg. “I definitely had big shoes to fill. You’re replacing a guy who had just won the World Championship and then he decided to stop,” Bottas said in an...
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