May Bottas fill Vettel’s activism function?

Valtteri Bottas has not dominated out making an attempt to fill the activism void left by the retiring Sebastian Vettel.

The four-time world champion introduced forward of the Hungarian Grand Prix that he would depart the game on the finish of the 12 months after 16 seasons of competing on the highest stage.

Aston Martin driver Vettel has been a number one advocate for tackling environmental and societal points lately, with Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton labelling his former rival a “highly effective ally”.

Bottas has referred to as for the German to stay in his function as Grand Prix Drivers’ Affiliation director after retirement however requested if he felt he might step into Vettel’s activism sneakers, the Alfa Romeo driver informed GPFans: “By no means say by no means.

“I at all times thought that someday when F1 is completed from my facet, no one will see me ever within the paddock, however you by no means understand how luck goes.”

Bottas relishing workforce chief function

Bottas’ outlook on the game has been modified this season having stepped right into a workforce management function following his change from Mercedes to Alfa Romeo.

The Finn had been the secondary driver at each Williams and the Silver Arrows when partnering Felipe Massa and Hamilton however now’s tasked with driving the Hinwil-based outfit up the desk.

“I actually benefit from the function I’ve within the workforce now,” mentioned Bottas. “It is actually fascinating.

“Truly, I’ve realized so much this 12 months, how the manufacturing unit really works and the way issues are, how the automobile is definitely constructed and the method of designing a brand new automobile. It is fascinating. I am actually open.

“I nonetheless suppose I’ve an excellent few years in me as a driver, however then we’ll see.”

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