In latest occasions, Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has been within the highlight not just for his on-track achievements however even for his off-track ones. The Briton is usually seen standing up for what’s proper and all the time voices his considerations about inherent wrongs that happen in society. Now, it seems like his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas is following go well with.
The Finn took to Twitter to voice his considerations in regards to the pay disparity between female and male bicycle racers who’re collaborating within the Ronde van Vlaanderen. The bicycle race in Belgium is an annual occasion, a part of the UCI world tour. It is likely one of the most prestigious bicycle racing occasions and one of many 5 ‘monuments’ of biking.
Bottas’ tweet learn, “I can’t get it. Prize cash at Ronde van Vlaanderen winners for males (image 1) and girls (image 2).
“Males’s winner €20K = ∼82€/km and Girls’s €1.4K = ∼10€/km.
“It’s not in regards to the cash, however in regards to the equality. Doesn’t women and men work equally onerous to attempt to win this race?”
I can’t get it. Prize cash at @RondeVlaanderen winners for males (image 1) and girls (image 2).
Males’s winner €20k = ~82€/km
And Girls’s €1.4k = ~10€/km
It’s not in regards to the cash, however in regards to the equality.. Doesn’t women and men work equally onerous to attempt to win this race? pic.twitter.com/5HJGu3qqDL
— Valtteri Bottas (@ValtteriBottas) October 18, 2020
It’s all the time nice to see sporting superstars demand equal pay for all athletes. In any case, with their large fan following and their fame, they’ve the flexibility to alter the world and it’s good to see Bottas do his finest to right what he believes is fallacious.
Whereas Bottas is doing every little thing proper off the observe, can he do the identical on it in every week’s time on the Portugal GP on the twenty fifth of October?
Can Valtteri Bottas nonetheless win the championship?
Successful the championship is likely to be a tall order, however Bottas isn’t out of the struggle simply but. The Mercedes man sits 69 factors behind teammate Lewis Hamilton however has proven within the earlier two races that he isn’t keen to again down from a struggle.
He may take into account himself very unfortunate in German. Had it not been for an influence failure, the hole between him and Hamilton could be just a little lesser. Nonetheless, with 6 races to go, Bottas nonetheless has a sliver of an opportunity.
Nonetheless, it signifies that the Finn has to point out unimaginable consistency, to any extent further till the tip of the season. Maybe some luck going his method would assist too.
Can Bottas spring an unlikely shock on Hamilton? Or will the Briton sweep up his seventh championship? We’ll discover out quickly.