For Wolff, the extension of the contract Bottas is “almost a no-brainer”


The past Grand Prix of Great Britain meant the tenth appointment in the calendar of Formula 1, just with the championship of the maximum category of motorsport met the first half of the year.

holiday of August after Hungary is approaching, and the pilots are beginning to grope their possibilities ahead of the season in the making. Fernando Alonso has already commented nearly a month ago that you probably have more options of what is said, seen that the teams that lead the table have given closed the contracts of its pilots in effect, denying any possibility of incorporating the spaniard in their ranks. However, in F1 everything is not what it seems, and the internal conversations they just crop up much later than you might expect in a first approach.

In Mercedes, however, enjoy a relaxed atmosphere after the departure of its champion Nico Rosberg, after a few years complicated with Lewis Hamilton because of the fight for the title. The agreement that you agreed with Valtteri Bottas was for a season, but Toto Wolff says that the extension of the same “it’s almost a no-brainer” and “I just like to tie together the pieces of the puzzle”. The team that manages the austrian gives you guarantees, because while one of his men to fight for the title, the other subtraction points to their opponents without being a threat to it, at least for the moment.

“this is Not only 2018, but also to look forward and what happens in 2019 and 2020, the risks and the opportunities that arise”, explains Wolff. The contract of three-time british arrows silver expires at the end of next year, while Ferrari has denied any possibility of his signing, and Christian Horner has guaranteed that Verstappen will remain at Red Bull until 2019 at a minimum. “That is the reason why, after Budapest, I hope that with a good career once more, I will consider in a beach that is good and what is bad for the team”.

finally, the responsible team leader in builders until the date confesses that they will talk with the Finnish before making public any decision, making “deaf ears during the next few weeks” with respect to what is being said about them. “The main goal is to have a lasting relationship with the team, that is what I want, but we still have to wait a few weeks to see how everything is going”.