Bottas on the streets of Milan for 112 years of Alfa Romeo

Bottas on the streets of Milan for 112 years of Alfa Romeo


ORLEN driver for Alfa Romeo F1 Team Valtteri Bottas revived Alfa Romeo’s love for the immortal streets that spawned the brand by driving his F1 through downtown Milan.

The Finnish driver who signed a multi-year contract with Alfa Romeo took over the F1 steering wheel on the streets of Milan, waking up the public with the sound of his engine and the sound of tires.

In a short video posted by Bottas on his Instagram account, F1 can be seen making donuts in a closed section of a public road. The journey began at Piazza Duomo, passing through Piazza San Babila, Porta Nuova, the University and City Life district before arriving at Gattamelata.

Bottas in F1 on the streets of Milan

The last place – Gattamelata – was where Alfa Romeo had its first production site called Portello. It is currently home to Alfa Romeo’s new supermarket, and what better way to advertise it than to park an F1 car outside its doors. One seat was not the Alfa Romeo Sauber C42 that competed in the 2022 F1 season, but the oldest Sauber C32 from 2013, aligned with the current version of the event.

The Italian brand was founded in Milan on June 24, 1910, as Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili (Alpha). The company’s first car was made in 1910 Alfa 24 HP, and the full name Alfa Romeo did not appear until 1919.

In addition to running F1 in Milan, Alfa Romeo also hosted a gathering of owners and fans outside the Arese Museum in Italy, with special tax-paying exhibitions for its clubs from around the world. The event will run from Friday June 24 to Sunday June 26, when Alfa Romeo will celebrate Giulia’s 60th anniversary.