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Hamilton ‘put a lot of pressure’ on Bottas, not 1-year contracts – Wolff

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff has dismissed Valtteri Bottas’ suggestion that his performance with the team was hindered as a result of his future with the Silver Arrows constantly being in doubt. The Finn joined Mercedes in 2017 as Sir Lewis Hamilton’s team-mate following Nico Rosberg’s retirement from the sport, and he was on a single-year deal throughout his tenure at the Brackley-based team. In September, it was announced that Bottas would be departing Mercedes at the end of 2021, with him moving to Alfa Romeo. He later suggested that his five-year Mercedes career was hindered as a result of him always being on a one-year contract. READ: Marko opens up on Red Bull-Mercedes...
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