VIDEO: Spine-Tingling Moment as Crowd Chants Valtteri Bottas’ Name After His Turkish GP F1 Win

Published 10/10/2021, 12:24 PM EDT


The Turkish Grand Prix was one of the least exciting races that we have had this season. Nevertheless, Valtteri Bottas will still be extremely happy with his performance at Istanbul Park.

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The Finn led the pack of drivers from start to finish. However, apart from winning the race and bagging twenty-five points, Bottas even won the hearts of the fans in the grandstands.

Fans cheer for Valtteri Bottas as he claims victory in Turkey

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Valtteri definitely brought his A-game to Istanbul. He was exceptional in the qualifying session on Saturday and managed to slot himself as the second-fastest driver on the timesheet. His teammate, Lewis Hamilton, did get pole position but was going to receive a grid penalty as he changed a part of his engine. Hence, it was Bottas who was going to lead the pack of racers around the Turkish track.

As the checkered flag brought the race to an end, Bottas claimed victory. After the podium ceremony was done and dusted, fans in the grandstands seated at the main straight started cheering for the Finn.

Hearing his name from the crowd definitely overwhelmed him. Bottas went to the fans to thank them for their support and even used this opportunity to show off his new trophy.

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What did Bottas say after winning the Turkish GP?

After showing excellent pace in the quali session, Valtteri was optimistic about bagging a good result for Mercedes. The Finn was true to his word and gifted the Silver Arrows a win. Bottas had stated that it was of the best races that he has had so far, and the Mercedes W12 was exceptional.

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He said, “I think from my side, I have to say, probably one of the best races I’ve had ever. The car has been good in every condition and I had good confidence with it and could really control it.

Formula One F1 – Turkish Grand Prix – Intercity Istanbul Park, Istanbul, Turkey – October 10, 2021 Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas celebrates with the trophy on the podium after winning the race alongside second placed Red Bull’s Max Verstappen REUTERS/Murad Sezer TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

“It feels awesome. It feels good and I don’t know, almost like a relief that I actually won a race this year. It’s been a while – and it was not an easy race win; with these conditions, we just needed to have full focus, non-stop, and I couldn’t do any mistakes. Actually, the pace I had was really good, so I was confident with the car,” Bottas explained.

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After claiming a win in Turkey, Valtteri is hoping to repeat his heroics at the much-awaited United States Grand Prix. Can the Finn grab another win for Mercedes this season? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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Arpit Gomes

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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