Valtteri Bottas wakes up Milan

Gareth Herincx

4 days ago
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F1 star Valtteri Bottas has helped Alfa Romeo celebrate its 112th anniversary with a unique stunt.

The Flying Finn drove his Alfa Romeo Formula One car around the most iconic streets of Milan at 5.30am this morning.

Starting from Piazza Duomo and passing through Piazza San Babila, Porta Nuova, the majestic Central Statio and then the City Life district, he ended his city tour at Gattamelata – a place of strong historical significance.

Valtteri Bottas in Milan with Alfa Romeo F1

Here in 1910 was Portello, Alfa Romeo’s first production site, which is now home to the brand’s new flagship store – the first showroom in the world to introduce Alfa Romeo’s new Brand Identity.

There is an extremely close bond with Milan and Alfa Romeo. It was in Milan, 112 years ago, under the name Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili, that the brand was introduced to the world. The rest is history.

Happy Birthday Alfa Romeo!

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Valtteri Bottas wakes up Milan

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F1 star Valtteri Bottas has helped Alfa Romeo celebrate its 112th anniversary with a unique stunt.

The Flying Finn drove his Alfa Romeo Formula One car around the most iconic streets of Milan at 5.30am this morning.

Starting from Piazza Duomo and passing through Piazza San Babila, Porta Nuova, the majestic Central Statio and then the City Life district, he ended his city tour at Gattamelata – a place of strong historical significance.

Valtteri Bottas in Milan with Alfa Romeo F1

Here in 1910 was Portello, Alfa Romeo’s first production site, which is now home to the brand’s new flagship store – the first showroom in the world to introduce Alfa Romeo’s new Brand Identity.

There is an extremely close bond with Milan and Alfa Romeo. It was in Milan, 112 years ago, under the name Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili, that the brand was introduced to the world. The rest is history.

Happy Birthday Alfa Romeo!

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Kimi Räikkönen drives the Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA

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Gareth Herincx

3 days ago
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Formula One star Kimi Räikkönen has conducted the final testing session of the new high performance Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA and GTAm.

The former champion, who now drives for the Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN team, provided feedback on the new aerodynamic solutions developed by Alfa Romeo and Sauber Engineering, along with team-mate Antonio Giovinazzi.

The test drive took place at the Balocco Proving Ground near Milan – the site of development and testing of all Alfa Romeo sports cars since the 1960s.

Kimi Räikkönen test drives the new Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA (1)

“I really like it. We’re looking at a car that can be used on an everyday basis, but that can also be taken onto the track, one in which you can really enjoy yourself,” said Kimi.

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Gareth is a versatile journalist, copywriter and digital editor who’s worked across the media in newspapers, magazines, TV, teletext, radio and online. After long stints at the BBC, GMTV and ITV, he now specialises in motoring.

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