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Mercedes retains Valtteri Bottas for 2018 F1 season

Mercedes has confirmed that Valtteri Bottas will continue to drive for the team in 2018, alongside Lewis Hamilton. Bottas was set to drive for Williams in 2017, however, following the unexpected retirement of Nico Rosberg, was drafted in to drive for the Silver Arrows this season.  In 13 races for Mercedes, the Finn has claimed two wins in Russia and Austria, along with seven further podiums. This has put him in third place in the Drivers' Championship, still within reaching distance of the lead with seven races remaining. 'I am honoured and proud to continue to work with Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport in 2018 and to remain part of the Mercedes family,' said Bottas, commenting...
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