Spine-tingling Moment as Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas Post Reminiscent of Sebastian Vettel’s Message to Red Bull F1

Published 12/21/2021, 6:55 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Qatar Grand Prix – Losail International Circuit, Lusail, Qatar – November 21, 2021 Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas during the drivers parade REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed


A few months ago, Mercedes and Valtteri Bottas announced they will part ways at the end of the 2021 season. Bottas would move to Alfa Romeo and his place would be taken by George Russell, marking an end to the Fin and the German team’s association of five seasons.

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During those five seasons, there were moments in which Bottas was massively criticized, occasionally for his mistakes. But now that it’s all over, everybody can look at Bottas’ time at Mercedes as a whole. And Mercedes’ recent post suggests that they are indeed looking at it as a whole and realizing the void that Bottas’ departure is leaving them with.

In a Twitter post, Bottas is posing with his car and some of his trophies and the caption reads, “We wish there was a way to know you’re in the good old days before you’ve actually left them.”

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Surely fans all wish the same, don’t they?

Regardless, what this reminds fans of is another such parting message from the past. The message in question was from the driver to his team, the driver being Sebastian Vettel and the team being Red Bull.

Vettel’s message which was on the same line as the one for Valtteri Bottas

After the last race of his Red Bull career, Vettel said on his radio, “We have to remember these days. Because there is no guarantee they will last forever!”

“Enjoy them as long as they last, I love you guys.”

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In Vettel’s case, and until a few weeks ago, even in Red Bull’s case, this message turned out to be true. Because ever since Vettel and Red Bull parted ways, neither of them has been able to replicate the feats they were able to achieve together.

SUZUKA, JAPAN – OCTOBER 13: Race winner Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes AMG F1 and Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari celebrate on the podium with thee champagne during the Japanese GP at Suzuka on October 13, 2019 in Suzuka, Japan. (Photo by Andy Hone / LAT Images)

But looking ahead, to say that the next season is important for both Bottas and Vettel will be a massive understatement.

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The Aston Martin driver will look to bounce back from his spectacular slump in form and consistency. And the new Alfa Romeo driver will look to prove his former employees wrong about his role as a leader and a protagonist of a Formula 1 team.

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Shaharyar

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Shaharyar is a Formula 1 & NASCAR writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Journalism from Amity University, he has been a passionate follower of motorsports for better part of the decade. A Max Verstappen and Ferrari supporter, he dreams of a pairing of the two in future.

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