F1 star driving in a Mercedes stable Valtteri Bottas took a somewhat surprising position on social issues on Twitter.
Nastola was amazed at the premium differences between men and women in cycling around Flanders.
Bottas’ partner, Australian Tiffany Cromwell, is a road cyclist.
The formula driver compared the prizes of the cycling race: the winner of the men receives 20,000 euros and the winners of the women 1,400 euros.
He also pointed out that the winner of the men’s race will earn € 82 per kilometer.
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– It’s not about money, it’s about equality. Aren’t women and men competing just as hard to win the race? Bottas wondered.
Bottas’ comment received support from many. Some, on the other hand, reminded Bota of how privileged he could be in the F1 world.
According to formula media, the Finnish driver earns USD 8 million (approximately EUR 6.8 million) during the period.
A politician also popped into the comment field of Bottas’ tweet. Member of the Basic Finns Jani Mäkelä provoked and silenced Bota.
– Keep kneeling. Maybe you’re starting to realize, Mäkelä wrote.
The MP probably referred to a kneeling ritual from the NFL in American football, with which F1 drivers have also wanted to show their support in the fight against racism.
Bottas has not replied to Mäkelä.