John Floyd
Motorsport columnist
4 minute read
15 Sep 2021
7:25 am

New team in 2022 the chance for Bottas to flourish?

John Floyd

Finn leaves Mercedes as the end of this year after five years to replace the retiring Kimi Raikkonen at Alfa Romeo.

It has been confirmed that Valtteri Bottas will be leaving Mercedes at the end this year to replace the retiring Kimi Raikkonen at Alfa Romeo for 2022. (Photo by ANDREJ ISAKOVIC / AFP)

The annual F1 musical chairs game is almost over with teams announcing their line-ups for the 2022 season. At last we have answers to questions that have been a major topic on web pages for several months. For instance, we now know Valtteri Bottas will be leaving the team after five years of sterling service. The Finn was a last minute recruitment from the Williams team at the end of 2016, after the shock retirement of newly crowned champion Nico Rosberg. Bottas has proved to be a major asset for the Brackley based team. He rode shotgun against Sebastian Vettel...