Bottas takes it easy

The Finn Valtteri Bottas loves snowshoeing. Photo: Luca Bruno / AP / TEH (Image: TEH) (Photo: Luca Bruno / AP / TEH)

Rovaniemi – In search of alternative training, Formula 1 Vice World Champion Valtteri Bottas switched to snowshoes for a short time.

The Finn showed photos of a tour of the 1029 meter high Saana mountain in his home country on Instagram and also sent a greeting message to his followers. «I am very well, I stay away from people. I’m very healthy and I was able to train a lot, ”said the 30-year-old Mercedes driver:“ It’s like a long training camp that has continued since the winter break. ”


The first eight races of the motorsport premier class have been canceled or postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, and the start of the racing year remains open. The earliest start in Canada is in mid-June, but there are also doubts about the Grand Prix in Montreal. «As a driver, I can’t wait to race again. But of course, we want to wait until it is safe enough for it, “said Bottas, adding to his followers:” Thank you for waiting, we are waiting too. Please make the most of this time. »

Bottas, at the Silver Arrows team-mate of world champion Lewis Hamilton, assured from icy Lapland that he would be “as fit as ever” in the cockpit as soon as it starts again. Bottas claims that he has been in isolation with his Australian girlfriend Tiffany Cromwell for more than two weeks and spoke of an “arctic training camp”.