“Lost 3 Bags”: Valtteri Bottas Bemoans Horrible Flying Experience During ‘32-Hour’ Trip to Europe for Spanish GP

Published 05/18/2022, 4:37 AM EDT

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Valtteri Bottas has expressed his annoyance with an airline for causing several troubles. The Finnish driver was reportedly in New York and was leaving for another destination when problems struck.

Ahead of all this, we spotted the Alfa Romeo driver with his partner Tiffany Cromwell enjoying their time in the US. The couple has posted several pictures of their cycling outing in Aspen, Colorado.


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Valtteri Bottas calls out an American Airlines

Valtteri Bottas‘s professional life requirements are hectic. Understandably, as an F1 driver, the Finn travels widely around the world. Further, the F1 calendar conducts widespread races that shift from continent to continent. Just to give an example: the penultimate race was in Italy while the last race was in Miami.

Valtteri in a recent Instagram story called out United Airlines. The driver wrote, “My last 32hrs been like, Cancelled flight. Rerouted flight. Missed last connection flight to Europe. Stay overnight. Try to get my bags with no luck. 3 bags lost. Change airport. Buy new ticket. Try again. Never again @united.”


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Bottas who mention “Missed last connection flight to Europe” must be traveling back for the Spanish race weekend. However, by the looks of it, a hectic flight delay might have caused problems for the driver.

Bottas has given outstanding performances this year


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32-year-old Bottas has been in incredible form this season. Finishing his last race with a P7, the driver has managed tremendous results with the Alfa Romeo team. Despite leaving Mercedes F1 after last season, the Finn did not lose hope. In fact, in the last 5 races, Bottas has managed to give Lewis Hamilton and George Russell a run for their money.

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Valtteri has now even managed to out-qualify a Silver Arrows car in an Alfa Romeo. Even Imola was a close call, as he kept closing the gap to rival Russell, who did everything to avoid being overtaken by Bottas in the final stages of the race.


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Bottas has definitely helped the Italian manufacturers with his experience and has turned in performances that really prove his mettle as a driver. So what are your thoughts? Where will the Finn land next race?



Khyati Yadav

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Khyati Yadav is an F1 writer at EssentiallySports. She is a Hospitality Graduate and a huge fan of Lando Norris. She believes that F1 as a sport deserves a lot more attention and is intrigued by the process that goes behind the making of a car and the hard work that goes into the setting up of any Grand Prix.

Edited By: Ranvijay Singh