Valtteri Bottas signs new Mercedes contract as attention turns to Lewis Hamilton deal

Valtteri Bottas signs new Mercedes contract as attention turns to Lewis Hamilton deal

The Austrian is delighted Bottas has opted to stay with Mercedes as they seek to continue their record-breaking spell at the top of F1.

“We are very excited that Valtteri will stay with the team for at least one more season,” Wolff said. “We’re seeing the strongest Valtteri we’ve ever seen this year – in terms of his on-track performance, but also physically and mentally. He is second in the championship, finished the last season in P2 and plays a very important part in our overall team performance.

“I’m confident that we have the strongest driver pairing in F1 today and signing Valtteri is an important first step in retaining this strength for the future. Valtteri is a hard-working, straightforward guy who has a good relationship with the entire team – including his team-mate, which is not a given when both drivers are fighting for the championship.

“I’m looking forward to seeing him continue to raise the bar together with us this year and in 2021.”

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Published at Thu, 06 Aug 2020 12:01:00 +0000