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Bottas reveals he rejected Wolff's offer of new Mercedes contract

Former Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas has revealed that there were no complex negotiations with the team regarding his exit, and he knew he had to leave when team principal Toto Wolff could not offer him a longer contract. Bottas joined Mercedes in 2017 to replace the retiring Nico Rosberg, who had just claimed the championship in 2016. The Finn claimed three race wins that year and, despite a difficult second half of the season, was rewarded with a one-year contract extension for 2018. Sir Lewis Hamilton won the championship on four occasions during his time partnering Bottas, and this meant a support role for the 32-year-old, particularly at the Russian Grand Prix of 2018 when he had to...
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