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Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN Driver Profile: Valtteri Bottas

Seagate® is the official Object Storage Service Partner of Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN, providing the team with Seagate’s Lyve™ Cloud solution.  Lyve Cloud is the always-on mass capacity object storage platform designed to enable multicloud freedom at the metro edge. Seagate joins F1 fans in cheering on Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN as they compete with the world’s best drivers and teams. We will provide profiles of the team’s drivers and our first is on Valtteri Bottas. 

Valtteri Bottas, born in Nastola, Finland, on August 28, 1989, is a ten-time Grand Prix winner with a proven track record of performance. In 2008, while in the junior formulas, he became only the second driver to win both the Formula Renault Eurocup and Formula Renault Northern European Cup in the same year. In 2009 and 2010, he won back-to-back Masters of Formula 3 races; the first to do so. His joined Formula One in 2013 with the Williams team. In 2014 and 2015, Bottas made several podiums and by end of 2016, was called up to Mercedes, replacing Nico Rosberg (world champion at the time). From 2017-2021 he helped Mercedes secure five constructors’ titles.   

Bottas won his first race in Sochi in 2017 and since then has accumulated nine wins total, 17 pole positions and 63 podiums.  

“Joining Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN will allow Valtteri to put his experience at the competitive end of Formula One to use as he helps the team move up the rankings,” Sauber Group’s own bio of Bottas states. “With new regulations providing a great reset in the sport, the opportunity is there for team and driver to write a new, successful story together.”  

Compiled with information from Alfa Romeo (https://www.alfaromeo.com/alfa-romeo-racing) and Sauber Group (https://www.sauber-group.com/de/motorsport/formel-1/team/valtteri-bottas). 

Seagate Lyve Cloud branding now appears on Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN’s C42 cars for the 2022 Formula One championship season, a badge proudly worn by both teams.    

Find out more about Seagate’s sponsorship of Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN.