Valtteri Bottas commented on recent rumors about his salary in Mercedes, saying that he considers them to be groundless.
Recently, the media reported that replacing the Mercedes of Nico Rosberg, Bottas will receive eight million euros — almost three times more than it received in Williams.
“I don’t know who got those numbers and where the said Williams in an interview with the Finnish news Agency Suomen Tietotoimisto. I don’t want to discuss it, because it is not public information. And the rumors are just speculation.”
So far, Valtteri a contract with Mercedes for one year only. Many believe that the Anglo-German team just waiting for Sebastian Vettel to Ferrari and Fernando Alonso at McLaren will end the contractual obligations. There is speculation that Mercedes plans to make a decision on the extension of Valtteri in the first four Grand Prix.
The Valtteri such opinions are not confused.
“I wasn’t told about such plans — continued the Finn. — Certainly, from me, all just waiting for the result. Someone thinks that I’m risking my career, whereas I think I had a damn good chance.
Nico already showed that Lewis can be overcome. Yeah, he’s a three time champion and I didn’t win any races, but this does not prevent us to fight on equal terms.”
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