WATCH: Valtteri Bottas Gives Tour Of Mercedes’ Special Motorhome

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November 25, 2020 3:21 pm

Motorhomes in Formula 1 have become commonplace for teams and their drivers. Especially when races are held at the European circuits. They provide a temporary residence for all the team’s members to conduct operations during race weekends.

The motorhomes get assembled and deconstructed at every European location through the race calendar. This time, F1 fans were treated to a virtual viewing tour of the Mercedes motorhome, courtesy of driver Valtteri Bottas.

Mercedes took to their Twitter handle to post a video of the same. Bottas even said that teams would no longer require these motorhomes in 2020. This is because tracks part of the Middle East triple header would provide the same facilities.

The Mercedes motorhome had place for many departments

The defending champions’ post’s caption on Twitter read, “Turkey was the last race of the season for our baby motorhome. Who wants to take a look around before we say goodbye…”

Valtteri Bottas was generous enough to show around their temporary residence, starting off with a mini restaurant on the ground floor. As seen in the video, strict health protocols were in place, with not a lot of guests allowed in the café area.

The Finn driver also went on to show the marketing and communications cubicles. Before displaying three filming studios used for interviews, and a little bit of his own room used for engineering meetings.

The team have sealed both the Drivers’ and Constructors’ titles this year

Their work ethic and organization-wide desire to continue winning and attaining success is one of the biggest reasons for Mercedes’ dominance. The defending champions head into Bahrain, having sewn up both titles on offer in 2020.

Formula One F1 – Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Italy – Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton in action during the race Pool via Reuters/Davide Gennari

Although there is scope for complacency in the three remaining races, Mercedes will be keen to finish with race victories and good results. For the end of the 2020 season lays the base and momentum for yet another challenging year in 2021.

There is little to suggest that anything will change next year, with rivals still working out their best possible combinations to challenge Mercedes. If so, it could prove to be yet another joyous 12 months for the German manufacturer-works team.

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