The last week was full of rumors in the paddock of the Formula 1. According to Sky Sports, Valtteri Bottas will stop being a team driver Mercedes from December, since George Russell I would replace it from 2022. However, the Finnish rider is far from giving up on the season: “It has to be solved”, He assured in the last hours.
Far from being at his best, Bottas is increasingly removed from his team. Clearly, the entire Mercedes team is focused on that Lewis hamilton can beat Max verstappen in the driver classifier. However, the number 77 He does not rule out continuing with the Germans, and assures that he wants to continue in Formula 1 for much longer.
In an interview for Formula 1, Bottas assures that he has not yet spoken with the leaders of the Mercedes team, but hopes that their renewal is not a problem. “We have not talked about anything yet, because the championship is very demanding and it is important that everything is calm so that you only have to focus on performance,” he stressed.
On the other hand, Valtteri confirmed that next month will be crucial for his future in the Formula 1 champion team. Time flies and with the racing triplet we will not have time. I imagine that in a month or so we will start talking. I know from previous experience that the best thing for everyone is that you have to solve it as soon as possible. Soon it will be the moment, but it is not yet.
Finally, the runner-up of 2020 confirmed that it is not in his head to leave the category. I still enjoy Formula 1. I really like to race in the front. I still enjoy it like my first year at Mercedes. I am convinced that I still have several good years in me. I’m still far from being the oldest on the grid, so in theory I still have time. I go weekend to weekend and we’ll see what happens ».
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