world champion team Mercedes in the upcoming formula 1 season, Valtteri Bottas. The team announced on Thursday prior to the Grand Prix in Silverstone, the extension of the contract with the 30-year-old Finns for 2021.
Bottas had come to the season of 2017 as a successor to the retired Nico Rosberg of Williams and since then has been a team-mate of Lewis Hamilton. With the British world champion Mercedes will also continue the cooperation. With the extension of Bottas is also finally clear that the German Ferrari Pilot Sebastian Vettel will not move from the ailing Scuderia than Bottas-the successor to the Mercedes. This exchange was in any case already been denied previously by the two sides, in part, more or less clearly, however, final certainty prevails.
"this year, we are experiencing the largest Valtteri – both with a view to its performance on the race track as well as physically and mentally", was Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff. "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."
Since 2017, the now 30-Year-old won eight races. In 2019 he was the first world Cup of the second, this year he is in second place overall, but after four races, already 30 points behind Hamilton.Updated Date: 06 August 2020, 08:19