Formula 1: Mercedes extended Bottas-contract

formula 1 Vice world champion Valtteri Bottas drives, as expected in the coming year for Mercedes. As the works team, announced on Thursday, was extended the co

Formula 1: Mercedes extended Bottas-contract

formula 1 Vice world champion Valtteri Bottas drives, as expected in the coming year for Mercedes. As the works team, announced on Thursday, was extended the contract of the Finns until "at least the end of the season in 2021". Bottas driving for 2017 at the side of world champion Lewis Hamilton. The confirmation of a whereabouts of the British at Mercedes this season, is still pending, but is expected to.

"Since I fell in love with as a child, in the formula 1, it was my dream to one day become a world champion," said Bottas: "this year I'm going for the title, and as to my whereabouts in the case of Mercedes, I find myself also in the next year in the best possible Position to fight it."

in 2017, followed by Bottas in the case of the Silver on Nico Rosberg. Since then, the 30-Year-old won eight races. In 2019 he was first Vice world champion, this year he is in second place overall, but after four races, already 30 points behind Hamilton.

"I am confident that we currently have the strongest driver pairing in formula 1, and the extension of the contract with Valtteri is an important first step, this strength, to maintain in the future," said Mercedes head of Motorsport Toto Wolff: "Valtteri maintains the entire Team have a good relationship - including his team-mate, which is not, of course, if both riders fight against each other for the world championship."

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Updated Date: 06 August 2020, 12:26

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