Mika Salo: Mercedes Bottas put in a difficult position

Мика Сало: Mercedes поставила Боттаса в сложное положение

Former Formula 1 driver Mika Salo believes that the Mercedes team have put Valtteri Bottas in the notoriously difficult position of signing a contract with him for just one year.

“It’s amazing that Bottas has signed a contract for one year. In modern Formula 1 it is quite rare. All seek to conclude multi-year agreements, – quotes AUTOSPORT Fat. I don’t know what was the reason for this decision, because Valtteri is good enough to have a long-term contract. Most likely, the fact that Mercedes wanted to keep the options open for 2018.

View. I think they just want to assess how it will act. But the problem is that, having the contract for one year, Valtteri will not be in the best position in the struggle with Lewis Hamilton”.

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However, Bacon believes that his compatriot will cope with the pressure.

“He doesn’t have much time to prepare, but it’s not a problem, – continued the former pilot Sauber and Toyota. He’s professional and has over four season in Formula 1. So he should just keep calm and concentrate on your work.

Much will depend on the car, Mercedes. I think it will remain the best in the peloton. In this case, Valtteri will need at least to finish second behind Lewis and sometimes to get ahead.

I hope that Valtteri periodically can be a little faster partner. He cares for the car, the tyres, so could get a good chance.”

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