WATCH: Bottas defends ‘f**k you’ message after Aussie GP win

The Finn says it was a spontaneous feeling. WARNING: Strong language.

Australian GP winner Valterri Bottas has explained why he stumped many with an expletive-laden radio message following his win at the weekend.

WATCH: Bottas defends ‘f**k you’ message after Aussie GP win
WATCH: Bottas defends ‘f**k you’ message after Aussie GP win

WATCH: Bottas defends ‘f**k you’ message after Aussie GP win

The Finn says it was a spontaneous feeling. WARNING: Strong language.

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