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Bottas eyes Supercar drive in Adelaide

FORMULA 1 star Valtteri Bottas has flagged the chance to steer a Supercar around the streets of Adelaide later this month.

Bottas has today been confirmed to make an appearance at the Adelaide Motorsport Festival in Victoria Park on March 26 – a week out from race day at the F1 Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.

The Alfa Romeo Sauber driver, who won at Albert Park in 2019, has shown a growing affinity with Australia after spending a chunk of the off-season Down Under. His partner Tiffany Cromwell hails from Adelaide.

At the festival, Bottas will deliver an on-track demonstration aboard an Alfa Romeo GTV Group A touring car previously driven by the likes of Australian F1 champion Alan Jones and Bathurst 1000 winner Colin Bond.

The Alfa Romeo GTV Group A touring car. Pic: Supplied

In a video message to fans, Bottas also left the door open to hop in a Supercar, as his F1 peers Sergio Perez and Fernando Alonso did last year at Albert Park.

“I’ve got some good news: I’ll be at the Adelaide Motorsport Festival in Victoria Park on the 26th of March and I’ll be getting behind the wheel of some kind of Alfa Romeo obviously and perhaps a V8 Supercar,” said the 10-time grand prix winner.

Bottas is not the only Scandinavian F1 ace taking part in the event, with former Ferrari and McLaren driver Stefan Johansson driving the Scuderia Ferrari 156/85 he raced in Adelaide in 1985.

The 2023 F1 world championship kicks off this weekend in Bahrain.

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