LEWIS HAMILTON has had his say on Valtteri Bottas’ money-raising efforts.
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Lewis Hamilton has reacted to Valtteri Bottas’ efforts to boost cash for charity by promoting photographs of his nude bum on-line. The 37-year-old has urged he would purchase one in every of his former Mercedes teammate’s cheeky pics if it meant serving to charity.
Final week, Bottas despatched the F1 fanbase wild with an Instagram submit showcasing him having fun with a dip in a river inside the Colorado wilderness. The outgoing Finnish driver was mendacity on his entrance, baring all of it for the world to see, which sparked callbacks to his sauna scene within the F1 Netflix collection ‘Drive To Survive’.
When discussing the favored picture with the media forward of Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona, Bottas revealed he put it up on the market in print kind for a day and ‘over 5,000’ bought a replica. And the Alfa Romeo ace claimed he had raised £42,000 (€50,000) for charity.
He instructed Sky Sports activities: “I’m one with nature. [It was] really for a great trigger. We had been promoting prints of it for twenty-four hours, and over 5,000 folks purchased a print of my bum principally. With that, we gathered €50,000 (£42,000) for charity. Making good with my bum.”
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Lewis Hamilton needs an image of his personal. (Picture: GETTY)
When requested about whether or not he’d purchase a replica of his ex-teammate’s bottom, Hamilton was all for it and described the notorious Instagram submit as ‘probably the greatest pictures’ he is ever seen. “I’d for charity, for certain,” Hamilton admitted. “I did not understand it was up on the market, but it surely’s probably the greatest pictures I’ve seen.”
Bottas and Hamilton loved a profitable partnership at Mercedes however parted methods this season as George Russell changed him on the Silver Arrows. However he has insisted he’s nonetheless good pals with Hamilton off the observe, and the duo have even continued travelling to some races collectively.
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The Spanish Grand Prix takes place on Sunday. (Picture: EXPRESS)
“It has been good,” Bottas defined. “It was fairly pure. After the race in Bahrain, I drove previous him on the in-lap, and I heard he was on the rostrum, so I gave him a thumbs-up, and he did the identical. We really flew collectively after the race to Dubai, and we flew from Dubai to Saudi Arabia.
“So we’re nonetheless sharing flights. In a method, nothing has modified. We aren’t teammates however nonetheless mates. It is good. We’ve a great relationship in a method. We did obtain fairly a little bit of issues collectively as teammates. I feel that sort of friendship will for certain final too.”