In keeping with experiences, Mercedes are all however set to stay with Valtteri Bottas and renew his contract until 2021. The Finnish driver had an explosive begin to the season and presently sits 6 factors away from teammate and 6-time world champion Lewis Hamilton.
Daimler boss Ola Kallenius had hinted in the direction of sticking with their present lineup for subsequent season, after the primary race in Austria. Now, we imagine that one a part of Mercedes’ 2021 driver lineup, will signal a brand new contract very quickly.
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Mercedes set to stay quite than twist with Valtteri Bottas
As per a report by Motorsport (translated by Google), “In keeping with info collected final weekend in Spielberg, Bottas is prepared for probably the most welcome reward, or the fourth consecutive renewal with Mercedes, which confirms it within the crew for the 2021 world cup.”
If (extra like when) Bottas had been to obtain a contract extension, it could be his fourth time signing an extension for the Silver Arrows. Ever since he joined Mercedes, he has been on a one-year rolling contract.
Regardless of registering his greatest ever factors tally final yr, the Finnish driver’s place within the crew was underneath a cloud initially of the season.
The F1 circuit was flooding with rumors that Mercedes was prepared to advertise George Russell to accomplice Lewis Hamilton in 2021.
Thereafter, Ferrari’s determination to drop Sebastian Vettel for subsequent season would have in all probability left Bottas with a case of chilly ft.
Regardless of all of the switch buzz about himself, full credit score to Bottas for specializing in the duty at hand. He caught to what he is aware of greatest, that’s, racing and he did a rattling good job to show to the Mercedes crew that they needn’t look wherever else for a driver, for they’re dwelling to probably the greatest within the biz.
Undoubtedly, he’ll be trying to additional his declare within the coming races. Actually, a brand new contract, that’s nearly inside his attain, could come as a welcome morale booster for Bottas, as he plots to topple his teammate from the F1 throne.
It’s a tall job, however it looks as if he’s the one one able to bringing Lewis Hamilton’s dynastic dominance over the Drivers’ championship to an finish.
May 2021 be the yr for the Finn? We’ll quickly discover out.