Former F1 racer Mika Salo commented in an interview with Finnish TV channel MTV contract of Valtteri Bottas with the Mercedes, expressing their surprise at the decision of the Anglo-German team to conclude an agreement for one year only.
It was announced yesterday the signing of a contract with Mercedes, Valtteri one year with option of renewal.
“A strange decision, very strange, — said the Fat. — I don’t know who it was, but now rarely sign contracts for one year. Maybe Mercedes want to make sure Valtteri can work at the appropriate level”.
Many believe that Bottas is a temporary solution for Mercedes, given the fact that such famous racers as Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel just over a year will expire the contracts with McLaren and Ferrari respectively.
However, Bacon believes that Mercedes did the right thing by inviting Bottas.
“Valtteri was the best choice for Mercedes, whose car just provides endless opportunities for riders,” continued Finn.
The only obstacle for Bottas, according to Fat, can be teammate Lewis Hamilton: “He [Bottas] have easy. Lewis has long supported this team, while Valtteri entire career in F1 was spent in another team. Now he will have to get used to the method of working of the Mercedes.
In his hands is a car capable of fighting for the championship, but he needs to overcome the major and difficult task — to defeat Hamilton”.
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