F1 star and honorary Aussie Valtteri Bottas unleashes his internal bogan by doing circle work in a Bathurst 1000-winning V8 Supercar forward of Melbourne Grand Prix
Valtteri Bottas has taken his appreciation for all issues Australian to a brand new degree by turning into the newest Formulation 1 driver to take a V8 Supercar for a spin.
From sporting a mullet to drinking VB in a singlet, the Finnish wears his love for Australia proudly on his sleeve so the sight of him behind the steering wheel of a Bathurst 1000 winner appears a logical subsequent step.
Bottas, who gained the 2019 Australian Grand Prix, was a particular visitor on the annual Adelaide Motorsport Competition and drove the Holden Commodore round South Australia’s former Formulation One and present V8 Supercars circuit.
The former Mercedes driver took to the track in a Holden VF Commodore V8 Supercar – the identical automobile which gained the 2016 Bathurst 1000 with Will Davison and Jono Webb on the wheel – performing a donut on the entrance straight in entrance of the group.
Whereas Bottas cameo was an exhibition, footage from contained in the cockpit exhibits the Formulation 1 veteran shouldn’t be afraid to place his foot down on the gasoline, regardless of slippery situations on the monitor and his unfamiliarity with the automobile.
Valtteri Bottas was a particular visitor on the annual Adelaide Motorsport Competition this weekend
The Formulation 1 star drove the Holden Commodore round South Australia’s former Formulation One and present V8 Supercars circuit
The 33-year-old additionally drove an Alfa Romeo GTV, beforehand pushed by 1980 Formulation 1 champion Alan Jones and three-times Bathurst 1000 winner Colin Bond.
Bottas shouldn’t be the primary Formulation 1 driver to get behind the wheel of a V8 Supercar.
Final 12 months, two-time world champion Fernando Alonso and Crimson Bull star Sergio Perez put in a couple of laps with V8 racers earlier than the Australian Grand Prix, whereas Daniel Ricciardo examined a Ford Mustang V8 Supercar in Michigan final month.
The Alfa Romeo driver has developed into one thing of a cult hero in Australia after spending many of the summer time in Australia with girlfriend Tiffany Cromwell.
And to slot in together with his new environment, Bottas has even taken a visit to the hairdressers to sport an impeccable Aussie mullet.
In a video he shared on social media in December, Bottas explained to Cromwell how he felt he didn’t fit in the country.
As Cromwell asks him how he plans to alter that, the nine-time Grand Prix winner cryptically replies: ‘You will see’.
Bottas delighted the crowed by performing a donut on the entrance straight in entrance of the followers
Bottas has developed into one thing of a cult hero in Australia after spending many of the summer time in Australia with girlfriend Tiffany Cromwell
In December, the Finnish revealed a model new mullet whereas consuming a bottle of VB in a bid to ‘slot in’ higher in his new environment in Australia
The 33-year-old gained the 2019 Australian Grand Prix with Mercedes and has completed within the factors in every of his final 4 begins in Melbourne
The video then cuts to Bottas strolling right into a hairdresser and enterprise a reasonably drastic haircut, with the previous Mercedes driver popping out of it with a mullet.
In true Australian type, he’s spun round on his chair and Bottas is sporting a Victoria Bitter lager vest, and consuming a bottle of VB.
Bottas has endured a combined begin to the season, with an eighth place end within the opening race in Bahrain adopted by a disillusioned exhibiting in Saudi Arabia, the place he completed 18th.
The Finnish will probably be hoping for higher luck in Melbourne, the place he is completed within the factors in his final 4 begins.