Valtteri Bottas says there is nothing personal about his recent battles with George Russell who replaced him at Mercedes.

After five seasons in Mercedes colours, the Finn departed the team at the end of 2021, Russell getting that seat after speculation which had rolled on since 2020.

But while in 2021 Mercedes and Alfa Romeo were usually at opposite ends of the standings, the pair have converged at the start of 2022, scrapping at the front of the midfield.

Russell and Bottas already have a bit of a history out on the track, the pair clashing at Imola in 2021 which led to Russell giving Bottas a slap on the helmet, while Bottas responded with the middle finger.

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