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Bottas signs new Mercedes deal for 2018

Valtteri Bottas has signed a new contract with Mercedes to race for the Formula 1 world champions in 2018. The Finnish driver joined Mercedes on a one-year deal in January 2017, as a replacement for retired world champion Nico Rosberg. The 28-year-old is third in this year's drivers' championship with two wins from 13 races. Team-mate Lewis Hamilton leads the standings. Bottas is in his fifth season in F1, having also driven for Williams. "When the team hired me for the 2017 season, they took a leap of faith by putting their trust in my skills," said Bottas. "This new contract shows that I've earned that trust." Prior to joining Mercedes, Bottas had never won a race and...
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