Move over Kimi, Bottas is F1's top Finn

Move over Kimi, Bottas is F1's top Finn

EDD STRAW looks at Valtteri Bottas's emergence as a frontrunning grand prix driver, arguing that it's no longer Kimi Raikkonen who is F1's resident flying Finn

On the day Kimi Raikkonen clinched the world championship in Brazil - October 21, 2007 - 18-year-old Valtteri Bottas notched up his first victories in single-seater racing racing in the Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup at Hockenheim.

During the intervening years, it became increasingly obvious that Bottas would eventually succeed Raikkonen as F1's resident flying Finn.

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