It was announced today that Valtteri Bottas will be leaving Mercedes at the end of 2021. Lewis Hamilton took the opportunity to post a wonderful tribute to the Finn on his social media accounts.
“I’m immensely proud to have worked alongside Valtteri Bottas for the last five years,” Hamilton wrote.
“Together we’ve been part of a team that has delivered four constructors’ championships and we’ve motivated one another to keep pushing through the ups and the downs.
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“He has been the best team-mate I’ve had the pleasure of working with. Your speed and resilience have been impressive.
“But where you truly stand out to me is the human being you are. You are greater than you know and I know there’s a bright future ahead for you.
“Thank you, Valtteri for all of your support and amazing contributions to this team. You will be missed. I wish you all the best for your future endeavours.
“Let’s finish off strong and get that 8th for the team,” concluded the Briton.