Valtteri Bottas explained that his "f*** you" message after winning the Australian Grand Prix was directed at those who had taken a negative view on him during his struggles in a 2018 season that saw him fail to win a single race.
Bottas began 2019 in style, dominating around Albert Park to lead a one-two from Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton and secure an extra bonus point for setting the fastest lap of the race.
After crossing the line, he said over team radio: "To whom it may concern… f*** you!"
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