When will the future of Finn Valtteri Bottas be defined in the Mercedes Formula 1 team? The answer was provided by the Austrian Toto wolff, head of the German team.
Consulted in the boxes of Paul ricard, where the highest category disputes this weekend the Grand Prix of France, the team-manager said that the subject could be defined at the end of this year or in the first months of 2022.
“It will be sometime in the (European) winter. But I don't know if it's December, January or February ", shot Wolff in chat with Motorsport.
While when asked if, indeed, the team would be willing to wait so long, he assured: “It is very possible because we have always been committed and loyal to the drivers. And this is what we are doing ”.
In that talk he also said what Bottas should do to continue with the team in 2022: “Drive the car fast on Saturdays and Sundays. If he does, he will put himself in a very good situation for next year ”.
German media assured that Bottas has his days numbered and that he will not continue in Mercedes. His replacement would be English George Russell, actually in Williams. In the paddock of the French circuit it was heard that the announcement of Russell's landing to Mercedes would be made during the Grand Prix of Great Britain, between July 16 and 18.