Stig's Finnish cousin?

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas dresses up for a photo shoot for Esquire Magazine

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It's obviously far too early for Valtteri Bottas to be thinking about what life after Formula 1. Which is just as well Otherwise we might think he's auditioning to take over the role of the Stig in BBC motoring show Top Gear.

In fact this is a behind-the-scenes shot of a photoshoot for men's fashion magazine Esquire. The picture was shared on Twitter by Mercedes sponsors PETRONAS Motorsports.

It certainly explains why this particular Stig candidate is looking so stylish. We're pretty sure that Hugo Boss suit is not FIA safety compliant for use on pit lane this weekend!