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Bottas speaks out on Mercedes: 'Not a very relaxed atmosphere'

Valtteri Bottas did not leave Mercedes of his own volition, but soon realised that he would be better suited to it elsewhere. At Alfa Romeo, the Finn feels more appreciated and plays an important role within the team. The atmosphere is also very different to that of his previous employer, Bottas told Viaplay in an interview. Article continues under ad When Nico Rosberg suddenly decided to hang up his helmet after winning the world title in 2016, an unexpected opportunity presented itself for Bottas. The Finn, who was still driving for Williams at the time, was allowed to take over the world champion's seat. He joined Mercedes with big ambitions and won three races in his first season with...
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