September 7, 2021
, Auburn Hills, Mich.
Formula One motorist Valtteri Bottas will join Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN for a 2022 deteriorate and beyond. The Finnish star sealed a multi-year understanding with a Hinwil-based team. Bottas, a nine-time Grand Prix winner, joins a group as it transitions to a new epoch of Formula One, with unconditional law changes providing a singular event to pierce toward a front of a grid.
Nine career wins, 17 stick positions and 63 podiums are a clever introduction for Bottas, including World Championship runner-up in 2019 and 2020. Joining Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN will concede Bottas to put his knowledge during a rival finish of Formula One as he helps a group pierce adult a rankings. With new regulations in a sport, a event is there for group and motorist to write a new, successful story together.
Born in Nastola, Finland, on Aug 28, 1989, Bottas had a renowned career in a youth formulas, apropos usually a second motorist to win both a Formula Renault Eurocup and a Formula Renault Northern European Cup in a same year, in 2008, and following this by winning a Masters of Formula 3 in both 2009 and 2010 – a initial to grasp this double-triumph accomplishment. A graduation to a GP3 Series saw Bottas win 4 races and explain a title, demonstrating his willingness for a biggest theatre of motorsports.
Bottas’ entrance in Formula One duly took place in 2013 with Williams Racing, where he emerged as one of a brightest talents in a sport, before a graduation to Mercedes for 2017. There, Bottas would play a essential purpose in securing 4 constructors’ titles, winning his initial competition in Sochi in 2017 and adding 8 some-more victories to his tally, alongside a sum of 54 podiums.
Valtteri Bottas, driver: “A new section in my racing career is opening. I’m vehement to join Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN for 2022 and over for what is going to be a new plea with an iconic manufacturer. Alfa Romeo is a code that needs no introduction, they have created some good pages of Formula One story and it’s going to be an respect to paint this marque. The intensity of a setup in Hinwil is transparent and we am relishing a event to assistance lead a group brazen adult a grid, generally with a new regulations in 2022 giving a group a possibility to make a jump in performance. I’m beholden for a trust a group has put in me and we can't wait to repay their faith. I’m as inspired as ever to competition for formula and, when a time comes, for wins. we know Fred [Vasseur] good and we am looking brazen to removing to know a rest of a group we am going to work with, building relations as clever as a ones we have during Mercedes. we am unapproachable of what we have achieved in Brackley and we am entirely focused on finishing a pursuit as we quarrel for another universe championship, though we am also looking brazen to a new hurdles that wait me subsequent year.”
Jean Philippe Imparato, CEO, Alfa Romeo: “We are vehement to acquire such an gifted motorist as Valtteri Bottas to a large Alfa Romeo community. The values of efficiency, fortitude and opening that Alfa Romeo is redefining for a possess destiny are ideally embodied by a motorist like Valtteri, together with whom we wish to write new chapters of a stately sporting history.”
Frédéric Vasseur, Team Principal of Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN: “It is a pleasure to acquire Valtteri to a group and we are looking brazen to a tour together. With him, we move to Hinwil a clever group actor with knowledge during a pointy finish of a grid. Valtteri has been an constituent partial of a group that rewrote a story books and he has 4 constructors’ universe titles to his name. He is a right motorist to assistance Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN make a step brazen toward a front of a grid. Our attribute goes behind a prolonged way, to when we worked together in successful campaigns in F3 and GP3, and his talent and skills have been clear ever since, usually flourishing with a time. I’m unequivocally looking brazen to saying him put his ability to work for a good of a team. The multi-year understanding bringing him to us gives both Valtteri and a group a fortitude we need to build a plan during a essential time for Formula One. We are vehement for what a destiny holds.”
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