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Bottas indicators new Mercedes deal for 2021 Components One season | Racing Information

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LONDON: Valtteri Bottas has signed a brand new cope with Mercedes, holding him on the Components One workforce till the top of the 2021 season.
The Finnish driver heads into this weekend’s 70th Anniversary Grand Prix at Silverstone 30 factors adrift of team-mate Lewis Hamilton on this planet championship.
Subsequent season will mark Bottas’ fifth marketing campaign with the Silver Arrows.
Hamilton’s future past this 12 months is but to be confirmed however it’s anticipated the six-time world champion may even stick with Mercedes.
Bottas, who was runner-up to Hamilton final 12 months, joined Mercedes in 2017 and has thus far notched eight wins and 12 pole positions with the workforce.
The 30-year-old, who gained the opening spherical of the season in Austria, mentioned: “I am very glad to stick with Mercedes in 2021 and construct on the success we have loved collectively already.”
“The previous few years have been all about steady enchancment, engaged on each facet of my efficiency,” he added.
“I am assured that in the present day I am the strongest I’ve ever been, however I can all the time elevate the bar…. Ever since I fell in love with F1 as a child it has been my dream to someday turn out to be world champion.”
Mercedes chief Toto Wolff mentioned: “We’re seeing the strongest Valtteri we have ever seen this 12 months — when it comes to his on-track efficiency, but additionally bodily and mentally.
“I am assured that we now have the strongest driver pairing in F1 in the present day and signing Valtteri is a vital first step in retaining this power for the long run.”

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