The head of the Red Bull Racing Christian Horner believes that the new Mercedes Valtteri Bottas will challenge three-time world champion Lewis Hamilton in the season 2017.
The German team stopped the choice on Battese after December 2016 Nico Rosberg announced his decision to finish career of the pilot.
Prior to joining the mill Mercedes Finn spent four seasons for Williams.
Christian Horner: I Hope a world champion in 2017 will be one of the pilots of Red Bull Racing
“I think Valtteri is a great option for Mercedes, said Horner. Is the loss to Williams, but a godsend for Mercedes. I’m sure he will be competitive.
Valtteri was very quick in the lower formula series, so I wouldn’t immediately hang up on him the label of the second pilot”.
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