Bottas reflects on his first rally experience


Mercedes Formula 1 driver Valtteri Bottas claimed a stage win on his rallying debut in Finland, finishing fifth overall on the Arctic Lapland Rally driving a Ford Fiesta WRC. Bottas, driving a car similar in spec to those currently being driven by M-Sport's World Rally Championship drivers, was competing against Finnish championship drivers, who were in less powerful R5-specification machinery used in the world championship's WRC2 support category. After a slow start - Bottas set only the seventh- and ninth-fastest times on the opening two stages of the event - he had climbed to fifth place by Friday afternoon, a position he would hold until the finish. Flying Finn -symbol that Valtteri Bottas is carrying on his rally car and gears represents the driver path and work for young drivers, built under the Finnish ASN, AKK-Motorsport. For more info go to : All video rights and content courtesy of Finnish ASN, AKK Motorsport/ #FlyingFinn #MissionInLapland #FinnishRallyChampionship #AKKMotorsport

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Duration 06:03
Posted Jan 27, 2019
Series Other rally
Drivers Valtteri Bottas
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