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Ex-drivers doubt Bottas will lose Mercedes seat

Jul.26 Two former F1 drivers have cast doubt on a widely-believed rumour suggesting Valtteri Bottas will definitely lose his Mercedes seat to George Russell for 2022. Prior to agreeing a new two-year deal for next year and 2023, seven time world champion Lewis Hamilton made it clear his preference is for Bottas to remain in place. Indeed, since then, the Toto Wolff-led camp has been hailing Finn Bottas' instances of ‘team play', including giving Hamilton a slipstream and letting him pass on track. On the other hand, Dr Helmut Marko has warned that if Mercedes does not promote its junior driver Russell after three years at Williams, he would consider him for a Red Bull seat. Former...
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