Best Memes to Bottas’ Mercedes F1 Exit Amidst Russell’s Impending Announcement

Published 09/06/2021, 9:11 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Hungarian Grand Prix – Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary – August 1, 2021 Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas after retiring from the race REUTERS/David W Cerny


It is confirmed! Valtteri Bottas will be driving for Alfa Romeo in the 2022 season. As a result, there are two names trending on Twitter – Valtteri and George Russell. The announcement can only confirm one thing and Twitter knows it.

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While a majority of the tweets wished Bottas luck for his new endeavor, the memes slowly started to make their way through.

A new chapter for Valtteri Bottas

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Regardless of who partners him at the team, the new Alfa Romeo pilot will now be the more experienced driver.

His 5 years with Mercedes have been memorable, with the good and the bad making it an experience worth having for the Finn. As he fills into the boots of Finnish legend Kimi Raikkonen, Twitter appreciates what Bottas has left behind at Mercedes.

Known for being a team player and an exceptional wingman, Twitter appreciates Valtteri’s career at Mercedes.

Twitter pumped for Russell announcement

While the site has been surprisingly respectful of the Finn, no one can wait for the Russell announcement. While one half thanked Valtteri for his glorious 5 years at Mercedes, the other half lightened the mood with Rusell and Bottas memes.

Can’t talk about Bottas without mentioning pit stops!

Valtteri bids adieu to Mercedes

All jokes aside, Bottas penned a heartwarming tweet to his team. Amid replying to Alfa Romeo tweets, Bottas thanked the Silver Arrows for 5 wonderful years.

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While it will be sad to see Valtteri Bottas leave Mercedes, George Russell brings with him the promise of a future at Mercedes. Additionally, if Hamilton were to leave after his contract expires, Mercedes would be ready with the next World Champion in their seat.

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Further, it’s not the last we see of Valtteri. The new era of F1 will be the perfect way to get accustomed to the new team. As the Finn shifts teams, we can’t wait to see what the new chapter holds for him!

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Shreya Sanjeev

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Shreya Sanjeev is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having attained a journalism degree from St Xavier's College, she finds comfort in the sound of her keyboard while typing and excitement in the sound of F1 cars speeding on a track. A street circuit and Daniel Ricciardo fan through and through, Shreya claims the 2018 Monaco GP to be one of her favorite races of all time.

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