Lewis Hamilton has reacted to Valtteri Bottas to raise £42,000 for charity by selling images of his nude bum online.

The 37-year-old has stated that if it meant helping charity, he would buy one of his former Mercedes teammate's cheeky photos.

Bottas sparked outrage among F1 fans last week with an Instagram photo showing him swimming in a river in the Colorado countryside.

The departing Finnish driver was lying on his front, naked for everybody to see.

Bottas said that he placed it up for sale in print form for a day and that "almost 5,000" people bought a copy.

In addition, the Alfa Romeo driver claimed to have raised £42,000 (€50,000) for charity.

"I am one with nature," Bottas told Sky Sports. It was for a good reason.