Head of Mercedes Motorsport Toto Wolff has no doubt that Valtteri Bottas will find a common language with Lewis Hamilton.
Finn was replaced in the German team of Nico Rosberg, who took the decision to finish career of the pilot after winning the title in 2016.
Many experts agree that Valtteri will not be able to compete with three-time champion of the world, but God thinks otherwise.
“I think we have achieved a good balance in the team, said Toto in an interview with the official Mercedes website. Lewis and Valtteri – these are two different personalities. It was important that the new pilot was able to adequately replace Niko. And we think that Valtteri is suitable for this role.
We are confident that the pilots will work. They respect each other. From what I’ve seen, Valtteri successfully adapt in the team.”
Wolf also said that the preparation of the new machine W08 goes according to plan.
“It is important that there is no serious problems – continued the Austrian. We are trying to do the maximum, but these days the employees of the factories in Brackley and Briquette have it tough.
They are struggling to make the car and the engine responded to the goals set for the season. First you need to make the car reliable and then to bring up other aspects. In this period of time we are busy as ever.”
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