Valtteri Bottas Enjoys a Cup of Joe While F1 Twitter Embraces Iconic Meme

Published 10/01/2021, 8:31 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Austrian Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Styria, Austria – July 3, 2021 Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas arrives at the circuit ahead of practice REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger


Mercedes decided to celebrate International Coffee day with its official coffee ambassador: Mr. Valtteri Bottas. Also known as F1’s meme lord, Valtteri Bottas has once again taken over the internet with a throwback to an iconic meme.

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We seldom see Valtteri Bottas without a cup of coffee in his hand. so, it was only fitting for the Finn to commemorate the day by tipping his coffee cup in salute. However instead of the usual “cheers”, Bottas put an iconic spin to it; “Traditions!” said the driver, before taking a long sip of his cup of joe.

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Twitter loves the Bottas-coffee bromance

As always, Bottas knows how to stir the internet. Twitter loved the meme cross-referencing and even brought back memories of the Mercedes driver and his beloved coffee.

Some even brought some painful memories for the driver. Like that one time, he spilled his liquid gold over his white jumpsuit… that was a close one!

Others made some very interesting and creative coffee jokes. Bottas has a secret second love- his porridge. While porridge found its way into the jokes, there was also this very well-crafted pun…

Further, Alpha Romeo featured in multiple tweets as well. However, while some were jokes, many were worried that they won’t see much of this content next year. The Mercedes twitter admin has become popular over the last season, with ruthless jokes and well-thought-of content. Especially small things like Valtteri Bottas TikToks. One can only hope Alpha Romeo will take good care of our internet sensation.

Valtteri Bottas- the source of F1 twitter’s jokes

It’s easy to make memes about the Finn because he so readily embraces it. Whether it’s posting about Mercedes on his Instagram or referencing his own memes, Bottas surprisingly remains a limitless source of fun.

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Even Red Bull took its turn at pulling Bottas’ leg. The infamous “Valtteri, it’s James,” team order radios have become an accepted joke to the driver’s fate. Referring to Bottas letting Verstappen easily pass him at the Russian GP, Red Bull captioned their video: “Valtteri, it’s Max”

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Now, as Bottas makes his way to Alpha Romeo, there’ll be no more James, but for sure Bottas will continue with his carefree meme-worthy ways. The latest addition to the list being his post-race interview at Monza, we now have 7 more rounds of Mercedes memes that are unlikely to go dry, like Bottas’ coffee.

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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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