Bottas listed between Schumacher and Rosberg as Mercedes F1’s “legacy”

Bottas has been part of Mercedes for 5 years. During this time, he achieved a lot.

Valtteri Bottas has been surprising Formula 1 fans in a Mercedes car for many years. He’s a really great driver who stood somewhat in the shadow of his teammate Lewis Hamilton. Despite this, for 5 years he managed to be very successful.

Only in 2018, he did not finish the season on the podium, while in other cases he was in second and third places. This rider has been an important part of Mercedes since 2017, so it seems quite right that he was honored by his former team.

The Mercedes team’s “legacy” in Formula 1

As you can see in the screenshot below – the Mercedes team decided to honor their ex-driver. Therefore, he was placed in the tab of historical Mercedes drivers. Additionally, he was listed alongside Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg, which may be an additional honor for the F1 driver. These characters have made a mark on the history of the sport, so it’s certainly amazing to see your name near them.

Will Bottas achieve even more in F1?

From the 2022 season, Valtteri Bottas will be wearing the colors of Alfa Romeo. The team has had quite a lot of problems in recent years, especially when it comes to results. They were ninth in 2021, so they only managed to beat the Haas team. It looks like Bottas will have the chance to write an even longer story in Formula 1 that would be really beautiful if he could take the team to much higher positions.

It’s hard to say what will happen in the 2022 season, as Bottas himself noted when he said:

We can’t assume that we will fail in something. Everything is possible in this sport. I saw it in Williams in 2014. A job well done makes a big difference. This is why I believe we can do many good things.

You can only count on more progress in the 2023 season. It is rather unlikely that Alfie will be able to make a major jump immediately after Bottas joins, although on the other hand F1 is unpredictable.