Monster Energy’s Eric Johnson spoke with Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas…

As the script was written, when Nico Rosberg shocked the racing world with the announcement of his retirement immediately after winning the 2016 Formula 1 World Championship, the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team went looking for a replacement to team with the sensational Lewis Hamilton.

And on January 16, 2017, the team announced that they had found their man in Valtteri Bottas. Hailing from Nastola, Finland, Bottas, who had just completed his fourth season behind the wheel of the Williams Martini Racing Williams FW38, was drafted into a race enterprise which had known nothing but winning for three straight globetrotting F1 seasons.

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