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Bottas received a rival offer after signing for Alfa

Valtteri Bottas has revealed another team approached him after he had signed for Alfa Romeo – but offered him only half as much money! The Finn’s exit from Mercedes was announced in early September, between the Dutch and Italian Grands Prix, with George Russell confirmed as his successor the following day. It came as no surprise that coinciding with the statement of his departure after five years at Mercedes was news that Bottas was joining Alfa Romeo, with whom he had been strongly linked in the weeks beforehand. But if another team had their way, there could have been another twist in the tale – because the approach from the Swiss-based outfit was not the last one received by the...
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