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Who are the F1 drivers? The B-side of Valtteri Bottas: from military training to the basic support of a burger restaurant




The Formula 1 It is one of the categories that moves the most money worldwide. Billions of dollars come in through sponsors, TV rights and tickets. However, as much goes in, much comes out: the maintenance/repair of the cars also represents a millionaire’s investment.

In The maximum, teams are the ones who take care of everything. However, in its early stages, it is the pilots plus their families who shoulder all these expenses. The SportingNews reviews not only his sporting history Valtteri Botasbut also his heritage, contracts and passions outside the world of motorsport.

Valtteri Bottas: the years in the army that strengthened him to reach Formula 1

To get to what he became (driver with twelve wins and 10 seasons in The maximum), Valtteri Botas had a long journey. What started with karting at the age of 6 continued in Formula Renault, Formula 3 Euroseries and the GP3 series until he reached F1 in 2013, at the hands of Williams.

However, this race had a pit stop at the age of 18. Like all Finns, Bottas was forced to join the Army and receive military training. The Alfa Romeo driver served “distinction and leadership”earning his grade Cape.

“I felt that it turned me from a boy to a man. For sure you learn more about yourself. you also learn to work well with a team and the benefit of being able to collaborate for something bigger like a team”, projection.

And he continued: “I didn’t really learn the driving skills there, but I learned to shoot and start fires in -30 degrees during the Finnish winter. Of course, I incorporated some kind of discipline as well as a lot of great experiences and it definitely put things in place.”

The support of the hamburger restaurant that paid tribute to him

for motor sports they need a lot of money and the Bottas family didn’t have the necessary to fund such an expensive sport. For this reason, Valtteri himself went on the hunt for sponsors. The home of fast food Kiosk Bar He was one of his first collaborators.

In honor of the pilot, today this site sells a hamburger for 7.70 euros (double meat, onion, cheese, tomato and mayonnaise). Yes, the price is no accident: it corresponds to the 77 used by Bottas. This also has an explanation behind it: he always liked the 7, but it was used in 2013 by Kimi Raikkonen, another Finn.

Once he succeeded, Bottas ventured your own business of gastronomy: as a coffee fanatic he is a co-owner Kahiwa Coffee Roasting in Lahti, Finland. He is also recognized as an excellent homemade pizza cook.

The biathlon, his other passion

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Although being a Formula 1 driver is a 24/7 job, Valtteri Bottas finds time to practice other sports. And the one who caught him was biathlon, which combines athletics and cycling in the same event.

She has her own charity competition, which she participates in year after year. On his social networks he shows his progress and usually uploads pictures of himself training. It also entertains him to try other activities such as American football or Australian rugby.

Is Valtteri Bottas a millionaire?

As mentioned earlier, Valtteri Bottas grew up in a family working middle class. However, since his arrival at maximummanaged to make a good financial difference.

He is estimated to earn $10 million in the 2022 season. To this we must add what he has won since making his F1 debut in 2013: his assets would exceed 50 million

Source: Sporting News

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Who won the Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix? The list of all winners at Suzuka and Fuji




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Those crowned in Suzuka and Fuji.

The Formula 1 will return to Suzuka. The Japanese Grand Prix returns to the calendar after a three-year absence as a result of the pandemic.

An event that does not always offer great fights, but it is a place that has become an inevitable classic for all fans of the division.

under all the winners of the Japanese Formula 1 GP.

Who has won the Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix the most times?

Michael Schumacher

The driver who has won the most times Japanese Grand Prix has been Michael Schumacher. German prevailed in 1995, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2004, i.e. in total 6 times. A feat done to him by the king of Suzuka and which will hardly be matched.

In second place it stands out Lewis Hamilton with 5 wins imposed in 2007, 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2018 and followed by Sebastian Vettel with 4 (2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013).

All Japanese Formula 1 Grand Prix winners

Valtteri Bottas Vettel Japan 2019

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Year Pilot Equipment
1976 (at Fuji) Mario Andretti Lotus
1977 (at Fuji) James Hunt McLaren
1987 Gerhard Berger ferrari
1988 Ayrton Senna McLaren
1989 Alessandro Nanini Benetton
1990 Nelson Pickett Benetton
1991 Gerhard Berger McLaren
1992 Ricardo Patrese Williams
1993 Ayrton Senna McLaren
1994 Damon Hill Williams
one thousand nine hundred and ninety five Michael Schumacher Benetton
nineteen ninety six Damon Hill Williams
1997 Michael Schumacher ferrari
1998 Mika Hakkinen McLaren
1999 Mika Hakkinen McLaren
2000 Michael Schumacher ferrari
2001 Michael Schumacher ferrari
2002 Michael Schumacher ferrari
2003 Rubens Barrichello ferrari
2004 Michael Schumacher ferrari
2005 Kimi Raikkonen McLaren
2006 Fernando Alonso Renault
2007 (at Fuji) Lewis Hamilton McLaren
2008 (at Fuji) Fernando Alonso Renault
2009 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull
2010 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull
2011 Jenson Button McLaren
2012 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull
2013 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull
2014 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
2015 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
2016 Nico Rosberg Mercedes
2017 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
2018 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
2019 Valtteri Botas Mercedes

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Scandal in Formula 1. The rider broke the rules and won a sensational victory




Perez was fined, but this was not enough for the opponents. In the Ferrari they tear and rush.

The finish line of the Singapore Grand Prix turned out to be unattainable for many participants in the race – half a dozen pilots retired prematurely. The wet track made the leaders err, which made the sensation possible. Three penalties and a trial after the finish could not deprive Sergio Perez of victory.

Ferrari’s hopes did not come true.

Fourth victory

The 17th round of the Formula 1 World Championship ended with a sensational result. The victory in the Singapore Grand Prix was pulled out by the Mexican Sergio Perez, who bypassed both his Red Bull partner and season leader Max Verstappen and Ferrari competitors Charles Leclerc with Carlos Sainz Jr. Even the penalty that the rivals were counting on did not prevent Cheko from holding the first position – he took the highest step of the podium for the fourth time in his career.

In qualifying, Perez lost to Leclerc, but in difficult conditions he coped better with the start. The downpour made adjustments to the plans of the organizers – the start of the race was postponed for an hour, but even these measures did not save the participants from rivalry on a wet track. Almost everyone made mistakes, the difference was only in the consequences.

Nicholas Latifi and Guanyu Zhou collided, after which both were unable to continue the race. Fernando Alonso left the race, Alexander Albon had an accident, Esteban Okon and Yuko Tsunoda did not reach the finish line. Experienced difficulties on the track Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel, Max Verstappen.

Perez got to the finish line without significant misfires, but scored fines along the way. On the 10th, and twice on the 36th laps, the Mexican broke the rules, for which he received a reprimand and a reprimand, a warning from the race director and a penalty of 5 seconds. While the safety car was on the race track, the pilot lagged far behind it, which is a violation of the regulations. Given that Cheko was ahead of the nearest competitor by 7.595 seconds, a five-second penalty was not particularly dangerous for him. However, disputes over punishment continued after the finish.

Reason for fine

– During two different safety cars, Cheko made the same mistake. We expect the penalty to be at least 10 seconds. We are sorry that the decision was not made during the race because Charles attacked and wore out the front tires,” Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto was quoted as saying by Sky Sport Italia.

A penalty of 10 seconds absolutely could not suit Perez, but it was in the hands of the Ferrari leader Charles Leclerc. The stewards of the race began an investigation, having previously called Checo, but could not find a reason to take the first line from the Mexican pilot.

The victory did not allow Perez to bypass Leclerc in the individual competition – the Monegasque holds the second place, Cheko is still third. However, it was possible to get close to the competitor from Ferrari almost closely; in the remaining races of the season, Charles will hardly feel safe. In the Constructors’ Championship, the Italian stable also failed to fundamentally improve its position, despite a not very successful race for Red Bull leader Verstappen.

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    Red Bull driver Sergio Perez wins Singapore Grand Prix, race starts one hour late




    The Mexican driver of Red Bull Sergio Perez became the winner of the 17th round of the World Championship in the Formula 1 class, which was held in Singapore.

    The race started an hour late due to heavy rain. Ferrari’s Monegasque Charles Leclerc, who started first, was second, followed by his teammate Spaniard Carlos Sainz Jr.

    The next stage will take place in Japan next week.

    World Championship in the Formula 1 class. 17th stage. Singapore Grand Prix


    1. Sergio Perez (Mexico, Red Bull)

    2. Charles Leclerc (Monaco, Ferrari) – +7.595

    3. Carlos Sainz (Spain, Ferrari) – +15.305

    4. Lando Norris (Great Britain, McLaren) – +26.133

    5. Daniel Ricciardo (Australia, McLaren) – +58.282

    Source: Sportbox

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