Valtteri Bottas is nearing the end of his career as a Mercedes Formula One driver, but who is his girlfriend, and which Olympic sport does she compete in?

Including the Sao Paulo Grand Prix in Brazil this weekend, Bottas has just four races left at Mercedes in Formula One.

The Finn will depart the team at the end of the season after five seasons with the Brackley-based squad.

He will depart for Alfa Romeo, as George Russell steps up to partner Lewis Hamilton.

However, Bottas will start the Sao Paulo Grand Prix on pole position after winning the F1 Sprint qualifying race on Saturday.

But who is Bottas’s girlfriend, and which Olympic sport does she compete in?

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Valtteri Bottas’s girlfriend revealed

Bottas has been in a relationship with Australian Tiffany Cromwell since early 2020.

She often accompanies the #77 driver to grands prix, and even designed his helmet for the race at Interlagos on November 14th.

She is a professional cyclist for Australia.

Cromwell and Bottas have often posted on social media about their cycling trips.

At the delayed 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Cromwell competed in the cycling road race.

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She had long been a contender for a spot on the Australian Olympic team, finally getting her chance in Tokyo.

Cromwell could not deliver a medal though, finishing in 26th place 2m:56s behind winner Anna Kiesenhofer from Austria.

The couple do not have any children.

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Has Bottas been married before?

10-time grand prix winner Bottas has been married once before, but not to Cromwell.

He was in a long-term relationship with fellow Finn Emilia Pikkarainen (below) before they decided to marry.

This happened in September 2016 in Helsinki, Finland’s capital.

However, just before the end of the 2019 season in Abu Dhabi, Bottas announced the couple’s separation after three years of marraige.

He cited “challenges my career and life situation bring,” as one of the key reasons behind the split.

Pikkarainen herself was an Olympian – on Finland’s swimming team.

She competed at three Olympics – Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016.

She swam the second fastest leg for the team, but missed out on a place in the final by just over two seconds.

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