Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton will be allowed to continue as drivers in the Mercedes F1 team next season as well, says Ola Källenius, Chairman of the Board of Daimler, Mercedes' parent company.
- We will continue with our sons, the Swedish businessman unequivocally stated in an interview with Sky Sports in Germany.
Earlier this weekend, Mercedes F1 team manager Toto Wolff also commented that Bottas and Hamilton are likely to continue in the team next season as well.
Hamilton has been driving in the Mercedes stable since the 2013 season and has won five world championships with a silver arrow. Bottas has been thanking Mercedes since 2017.
Both contracts expire after this period.
German driver Sebastian Vettel, in particular, has been speculated to replace Bottas since May, when his and Ferrari’s roads were reported to be resigning after this season.
Sky Sport says Källenius has also stated that Mercedes is signing an agreement that it will continue in the World Series until at least 2025.
This was also confirmed to the German media by Chase Carey, CEO of F1.
- We are just ready with the contract, and everything looks good.
Mercedes has won the previous six Formula One drivers world championships. Five of them have been taken by Hamilton and one by Nico Rosberg.
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