“I’ve been at the airport five-and-a-half hours now”– Valtteri Bottas is stuck at an airport in Finland because of travel disruption.
Valtteri Bottas is stuck in Finland, even though he was obligated to remain in Azerbaijan. Still, various sources report that a travel disruption in his home country has delayed his travel.
The Finnish driver has revealed that he has been waiting at the airport for more than five hours. This unprecedented delay has propelled Formula 1 to organize his Thursday press conference from there only.
‘@ValtteriBottas is still stuck at the airport in Finland after a flight drama, and is conducting his FIA press conference from there. Baku is never an easy place to get to…
— Adam Cooper (@adamcooperF1) June 3, 2021
“I’ve been at the airport five-and-a-half hours now,” he says in his press conference via Zoom, but is due to arrive later today,” said Bottas, according to the Autosport.
Valtteri Bottas and misfortune
In the span of two weeks, Bottas has faced two misfortunes and signals that it is certainly not Bottas’ time. First, during the Monaco Grand Prix, he was forced to leave the race in the middle due to a pit stop issue, which took following 43 hours to resolve.
The Finnish is stuck at his home while the rest of the F1 contingent is already there and preparing for the Grand Prix weekend. Nevertheless, the internet didn’t let this moment go by and pointed out this ill-fate of Bottas.
Some even linked the uncanny resemblance of his poor pit-stop and flight delay, with many making memes regarding Toto Wolff deliberately planting trouble in his flight’s “Pirelli tyres”.
Toto Wolff specjalnie poleciał do Finlandi gdzie majstrował przy jednym z samolotów (chodzi o problem ze zdjęciem opony). Usterka wywołała ogromne opóźnienie. Nieoficjalnie mówi się o tym, że Toto robi wszystko aby Bottas odszedł z Mercedesa przez własną decyzje.#ElevenF1 https://t.co/ql7PGsn4VI pic.twitter.com/Cm8PpbeFx5
— Wiktoria (@wiktoriamoto) June 3, 2021