Romain Grosjean Joins in the Fun After Valtteri Bottas’ F1 Pit Lane Spin at Styrian GP

Published 06/26/2021, 4:53 AM EDT
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL – Romain Grosjean of France and Haas F1 prepares to drive in the garage during practice for the F1 Grand Prix of Brazil at Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Charles Coates/Getty Images)


It is noticeable that Valtteri Bottas is not having a pleasant time in Fi in recent weeks. And he once again found himself under the spotlight after he spun his Mercedes in the pit lane.

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During the FP2, Valtteri Bottas was leaving the pits on fresh hard tires but lost control of his car and stop across the fast lane near the McLaren pits. As a result, the Finn diver received a three-place grid penalty from the stewards ahead of Styrian GP.

Meanwhile, taking the advantage of the situation Romain Grosjean trolls Bottas after commenting on the post by F1. He wrote: ‘Spin in the pit lane, welcome to the club Valtteri Bottas’. The Frenchman was the last driver to suffer such a fate.

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Grosjean being a savage in the comments section! from formula1

Romain Grosjean, who is currently competing in the 2021 IndyCar Series with Dale Coyne Racing, experienced the pit lane spin during the 2019 British Grand Prix weekend.

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Valtteri Bottas’ future has been a topic of speculation for months now regarding his move away from Mercedes next season. With the Williams driver, George Russell leading the race to replace him.

Formula One F1 – Steiermark Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring, Styria, Austria – June 25, 2021. Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas in action during practice REUTERS/Lisi Niesner.

The Finnish driver endured one of the toughest seasons at Mercedes since he joined them back in 2017. Valtteri Bottas has failed to secure a top-two finish in the first seven races of 2021. And with a year remaining on his current contract, he is expected to leave the Silver Arrows.

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Lewis Hamilton suggests Silver Arrows should not replace Valtteri Bottas after the end of the current season. The Mercedes duo is the longest-standing driver pairing on the grid this season.

“Valtteri is my team-mate now and we’ve both of us had our ups and downs in our careers,” said the seven-time world champion ahead of the Styrian GP.

“But as I said, I think he is a fantastic team-mate and I don’t necessarily see that it needs to change. We have worked well for many years.

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Formula One F1 – Turkish Grand Prix – Istanbul Park, Istanbul, Turkey – November 15, 2020. Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton is congratulated by Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas after winning the race and the world championship Pool via REUTERS/Kenan Asyali

“Valtteri has been my best team-mate overall and when I say team-mate it’s not just driver performance, it’s about team morale and how you work in the team-mate environment,” added Lewis Hamilton.

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