Bottas wants "at least" two-year deal with Mercedes

Bottas wants "at least" two-year deal with Mercedes

Valtteri Bottas, who has signed a one-year deal with Mercedes for the past two years, said he hoped the new deal would be at least two years old, and at least for the next two seasons.

The Finnish driver passed to Mercedes for Nico Rosberg's retirement after 2016 and signed a one-year deal with the German team.


Bottas, who has signed another year-long new deal for 2018 after winning three wins, will have to make a new deal this year to continue with the team like his team-mate Lewis Hamilton.

Bottas said he was not in a hurry to guarantee his future, but he said negotiations were not serious yet.

Bottas told, "I want to continue with this team, I hope it will continue for a long time, this is my goal. said.

Bottas asked what he would do if Mercedes offered him a one-year deal, "We'll have to talk!" and joking and saying he wanted to make a multi-year agreement with his words.

"I've always done one-year deals, but now I want to know what to do for the next two years at least."

The 28-year-old said that he was not interested in getting offers from another team in order to be in possession of the trumps in the deal and that it was a good relationship with team boss Toto Wolff.

"We're talking a lot with Toto, and we're always very clear about performance and the performance of the car," Bottas said, "we have not thought about the next year yet, we have not talked yet, said.

The in-team dynamics in Mercedes seem much more positive than Hamilton / Bottas in comparison to Rosberg / Hamilton.

The fragile relationship between Hamilton and Rosberg sometimes turns into events on the track, while Hamilton and Bottas have a much more harmonious relationship.


"I can say it started well, but it was better than we knew each other," Bottas said, "we are extremely respectful towards each other."

"For example, after Baku (when Bottas went tirelessly and went out of the race, Hamilton won the race), he immediately came to me and said to me, 'You really did a very good race and you deserved the win.'

"We are two good teammates, we help with each other and work together, but at the same time I want to achieve the winner, I am a complete driver and I am always trying to make myself more complex."

Bottas ranks third behind Hamilton, who ranks first in the championship, out of five in one race.

However, if Bottas had not been out of the race in Baku, he would be in the position similar to Hamilton in the championship.

"Maybe it was the biggest disappointment that could be on a race, you're going to lead the last three, and then you're out of the race, it's hard to accept," Bottas said.

"It's hard to know how the championship table would look, but I can not change it, now I have the points and I have to work on it."

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