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    At least it doesn't seem to be a secret when he posted it himself to Facebook etc. Strange, but let's see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    Right. I couldn't really care less about F1. When do their weekend start?
    Haha I have no idea either, just looked at the calendar. Maybe he could squeeze in a quick flight to do Harju, but someone more aware of their obligations during the racing week should comment on this.

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    There is also Lahti Historic Rally during August. That does not clash with any F1 race or does it? It is really close to his hometown also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EstWRC View Post
    Bottas and Kankkunen tried the Toyota today https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbzYLs-O9Zs
    the uploader took the video down and uploaded again https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FH-EKfatFU4
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    Toyota Gazoo Racing sporting director Kaj Lindstrom told Motorsport.com that Bottas’ outing in the Yaris was just for fun.

    Lindstrom joked: “There is no contract. He was happy in the Arctic Rally, but we have the best car and he wanted to try it!”


    https://www.motorsport.com/wrc/news/...-test/4498046/
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    Quote Originally Posted by EstWRC View Post
    Toyota Gazoo Racing sporting director Kaj Lindstrom told Motorsport.com that Bottas’ outing in the Yaris was just for fun.
    I for one find it hard to believe these kind of things would happen "just for fun", as Lindström claims. Not even TGR with their massive budget is giving away five-figures (what it must cost) just for someone's entertainment - especially as it wasn't done publicly to maximize the exposure.
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    Bottas has driven the Mk2 Fiesta R5 too.

    Maybe he really enjoys rally more than F1 and looks to do more.
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    Kankkunen was main reason for that test, TGR also wanted to show FIA "rally-boss" Timo Rautiainen some things, Bottas as a driver was just "Bonus"
    "quattro best 4wd rallycar ever"

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    The thing is that Bottas surely is too old for full time switch. At least for any kind of success.

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    Never too old... Meeke is not some young chicken either and he's had a few wins to his name.

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