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Bottas slams “bullshit” mid-season drop rumours

Valtteri Bottas has hit out at rumours that Mercedes could be set to replace him half-way through the 2021 season, calling them “bullshit”. The UK press reported rumours this week suggesting “unrest” within the Mercedes camp at Bottas’ performance so far this season. The reports also mentioned that Mercedes development driver George Russel would be favourite to take the seat. The 31-year-old has failed to beat seven-time world Champion Lewis Hamilton all season and currently lies fourth in the drivers’ Championship; 37 points behind his teammate with McLaren’s Lando Norris also ahead in the table. Bottas’ contract is just to run out at the end of the current Formula 1...
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