Uncategorized

F1 winner Bottas surprised by 'weird' €50k success from bum picture – Autosport

Alfa Romeo Formula 1 driver Bottas stayed in the United States following the Miami Grand Prix, taking time to travel with his partner and professional cyclist, Tiffany Cromwell.
Bottas posted a picture to his Instagram showing him swimming in a stream in Aspen, Colorado, with his bare bottom poking out of the water.
The stir it caused on social media prompted Bottas to collaborate with photographer and creative Paul Ripke to do a special one-day-only run of prints of the photo for charity.
Over 5,000 people bought a copy of the print, helping to raise more than €50,000 for charity.
Asked how it felt to know that 5,000 people would own a picture of his bum, Bottas admitted that it was “weird”.
“I still haven’t signed any, maybe in autograph session tomorrow, maybe I’ll see some,” Bottas said.
Valtteri Bottas, Alfa Romeo C42, parks up with a technical problem
Photo by: Steven Tee / Motorsport Images
“I was seeing some photos of people taking pictures, some have it in their living room or kitchen or bedroom.
“What is incredible that that’s like the power of social media. Like we got €50,000 for charity in 24 hours with a picture of somebody’s bum like this.
“It’s crazy. I don’t quite get it. But, you know, we make good.”
Bottas explained that Cromwell had taken the photo before Ripke did the editing and helped put the plan to raise money for charity together.
“The next day we decided we’d like to print something for charity, and we decided to do it,” he said. “And then it just went like boom.”
Bottas doubted they would do any more products using the image, though, saying anyone who managed to get hold of a print was “very lucky”.
Horner: F1 teams might have to skip races to meet budget cap
Why Aston decided on two-car concept approach amid Red Bull F1 saga
Norris: McLaren’s strong F1 days aren’t “genuine pace”
How traction, not top speed, kept Verstappen ahead of Sainz
Why Imola’s step back in time is refreshing for F1’s future
Mercedes claims its F1 car porpoising issue is now “solved”
How Sainz could have won the Canadian GP for Ferrari
Horner: Mercedes car concept, not F1’s 2022 rules, to blame for issues
Norris: McLaren’s strong F1 days aren’t “genuine pace”
Canadian Grand Prix Driver Ratings 2022
Plenty of high scores but just a single perfect 10 from the first Montreal race in three years, as Max Verstappen fended off late pressure from Carlos Sainz. Here’s Autosport’s assessment on the Formula 1 drivers from the Canadian Grand Prix
Why “faster” Ferrari couldn’t beat Red Bull in Canadian GP
On paper the Canadian Grand Prix will go down as Max Verstappen’s latest triumph, fending off late pressure from Carlos Sainz to extend his Formula 1 world championship lead. But as safety car periods, virtual and real, shook up the race Ferrari demonstrated it can take the fight to Red Bull after recent failures
The in-demand helmet designer creating works of art for F1’s best
GP Racing’s OLEG KARPOV pays a visit to designer Jens Munser, to observe the production of Mick Schumacher’s special helmet for the Miami Grand Prix. What follows is some fascinating insight on the mindsets of Mick’s dad Michael, and family friend Sebastian Vettel
How F1’s ingenious ignition revolution brought an instant power boost
Former Mercedes powertrains boss Andy Cowell used to say “it all starts with the bonfire”. PAT SYMONDS explains how clever ignition technology delivered a massive advantage
The long-run data that offers Ferrari hope in Canada amid Leclerc engine pain
Max Verstappen headed both Canadian Grand Prix practice sessions, as Charles Leclerc faces a 10-place grid penalty after his Baku blowout. Although those signs point to Red Bull dominating the Formula 1 proceedings in Montreal, Ferrari can bring itself into play if it can deliver on the promise of its long runs
Why ‘unfair’ F1 porpoising rule change needs to be looked at
With the considerable levels of bouncing experienced at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, drivers have called for changes to ease the stress on their backs. But equally, the Formula 1 teams with cars less susceptible to it are unlikely to accept any differences in the rules, feeling it punishes those who got the 2022 regs right. Both sides to the argument have merit – and the FIA must find a middle ground
The pandemic legacy that could threaten a vital motor racing tenet
Remote working was a necessary evil early in the pandemic, says MARK GALLAGHER, but it makes digging out F1’s secrets that much harder
Where a key Leclerc strength is obscuring the true nature of F1 2022
OPINION: After clinching pole in Baku, Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc ended the first third of Formula 1 2022 with six poles to one each for his Red Bull rivals. But this doesn’t reflect important traits differentiating the season’s leading cars – here’s why

source

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

You may also like