Welcome to GPFans

CHOOSE YOUR COUNTRY

  • NL
  • GB
Download
×
GPFans Global app
Download the app!
Everything F1 in one place!
Mercedes driver linked with Renault switch

Mercedes driver linked with Renault switch

News


0 comments

Mercedes driver linked with Renault switch

Mercedes driver linked with Renault switch

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas has been connected to the vacant Renault seat for the 2021 Formula 1 season.

Rumours began to circulate concerning the future of Bottas after a report in Motorsport-Total claimed ‘a conversation between Bottas’ manager Didier Coton and Renault team manager Cyril Abiteboul has taken place’.

It is widely known that Bottas has been on a one-year rolling contract since joining Mercedes in 2017.

With George Russell waiting in the wings, it is possible that Bottas is simply gathering options should Mercedes elect to promote the Williams driver, a Mercedes young driver, rather than continue with the Finn.

Speaking to Motorsport-Total, Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff revealed that the manufacturer won't be rushed into making any decisions with regard to 2021.

"The fact is, the decision of some other teams to announce driver pairings for 2021 so early comes as something of a surprise because it will give them a headache for a whole year," said Wolff.

Fernando Alonso has also been linked with the Renault drive, with some speculating the Spaniard has already signed a precontract agreement.

Before you go...

Monaco 2016 loss still haunts Ricciardo

F1 return will be 'normal and abnormal at the same time'

Comments

There are no comments yet.

Quiz

Mon 25 May

Do Not Sell My Personal Information
Ontdek het op Google Play