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Finnish driver Bottas to leave Mercedes for Alfa Romeo in 2022

32-year-old has raced for Mercedes in 2017-2021 to have 9 wins

Can Erözden   | 06.09.2021
Finnish driver Bottas to leave Mercedes for Alfa Romeo in 2022

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Mercedes' Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas will move to Alfa Romeo next season, the Formula 1 team said on Monday.

"Breaking news! Valtteri Bottas will join Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN for the 2022 season and beyond, with the Finnish driver signing a multi-year deal with the Hinwil-based team," Alfa Romeo said on Twitter.

The 32-year-old will leave Mercedes once the 2021 season ends after the Round 22 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2021 – on Dec. 12.

Still having a valid contract with Mercedes, Bottas has been a member of the "Silver Arrows" in 2017-2021 to partner with British star Lewis Hamilton.

In his four-season spell with Mercedes, Bottas helped his team win four constructors' championships and bagged nine wins.

He also made 53 podiums as a Mercedes racer.

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