Valtteri Bottas has been retained by the Mercedes Formulation One staff for subsequent season.
The Finnish driver heads into this weekend’s 70th Anniversary Grand Prix at Silverstone 30 factors adrift of teammate Lewis Hamilton on the earth championship.
Hamilton’s future past this 12 months has but to be confirmed however it’s anticipated the six-time world champion will even stick with Mercedes.
“The previous few years have been all about steady enchancment, engaged on each facet of my efficiency,” stated Bottas, who has been at Mercedes since 2017. “I’m assured that in the present day I’m the strongest I’ve ever been, however I can at all times increase the bar. Ever since I fell in love with F1 as a child it’s been my dream to sooner or later turn into world champion.
“I’m within the combat for the title this 12 months and staying with Mercedes places me in the very best place to compete for it subsequent season as nicely.”