Next season Bottas will be with the Mercedes team in Formula One, with his six-time F1 Champion Lewis Hamilton.
In an announcement Thursday, the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team declared Bottas’ agreement increase that equally indicated Hamilton’s agreement expansion is just around the corner. Mercedes has won the preceding six titles this season and is unbeaten in F1. Bottas won the opener of the season and Hamilton scored triumphs in the three previous races.
Mercedes team principal said exclusively that:
“We are very enthusiastic to see Valtteri stay with the team for at least another season. We are seeing the strongest Valtteri we’ve ever seen this year both physically and mentally in terms of his on-track performance. He is second in the championship, completed in P2 last season, and plays a very crucial component in our performance overall in our team”.
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— Valtteri Bottas (@ValtteriBottas) August 6, 2020
“I am confident that today we have the strongest F1 driver pairing and signing Valtteri is an important first step towards retaining that strength for the future. Valtteri is a hard-working, clear, and simple guy who has a strong relationship with the rest of the team – including his team-mate, which isn’t a given when both drivers are fighting for the championship”.
“I look forward to seeing him go on raising the bar with us this year and in 2021.”
Hamilton stays in a year of the agreement and said that discussions had been rescheduled to concentrate on the season during pre-season testing. Even so, Wolff’s remarks reaffirm that Hamilton is being relied upon to return back one year from now with Bottas. Hamilton marked his latest deal in June 2018, partly through the last period of his previous agreement.