Deputy head Williams Claire Williams said that a statement concerning the future of Valtteri Bottas will be done in the coming week.
In recent press reports that the Finn has already agreed on the transition in the Mercedes for the vacancy left after the retirement of Nico Rosberg in the rank of world champion.
As for teammate lance Stroll for the season 2017, they likely will be Felipe Massa, who announced the end of a career pilot in the end of 2016.
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In addition, part of the deal at the Bottom should be the transition to Williams, the former technical Director of Mercedes paddy Lowe.
“The whole story has dragged on for a very long time. I think that everybody wants to know who will be the partner of Lewis [Hamilton], ‘ said Clare in an interview with Sky Sports. – In addition, we knew that after Nico [Rosberg] made a statement, we’ll call Toto [Wolff].
This is a great opportunity for Valtteri. He gave a lot of Williams. We always said that if it [his departure in a stronger team would also be beneficial for Williams, it is necessary to do so.
No one would like to have a racer that wants to be on the other team. It would be unfair to stop the rider having such a great chance, especially if we talk about what point in his career, Valtteri it happened. But this should also benefit Williams.
We have almost all agreed on. I hope that the announcement will be made in the coming week”.
Claire also commented on the rumors about the return of the team from grove Mass.
“Felipe will always love this sport, added Williams. – I think that he not necessarily wanted to leave F1. He said he wants to continue to compete [in other series]. These guys are chasing since the age of six, it is in their blood.
If Felipe decides to come back, I don’t think he will have a deficit of the spirit of competition. We would also not have to invite to your part of the pilot, who has any concern about whether he will be able to help us.”
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