Bottas: Let’s wait and see
Valtteri Bottas is playing his cards close to his chest with regards to his plans for 2017 and beyond, confirming that he still has no deal with Williams amid reports that he is in talks with Renault.
When asked by media about his plans for next season, he replied, “We’re going to need to wait a little bit to get things confirmed about what’s going to happen next year.”
“I’ve had a great time with the team and we’ve had some good results, but I feel like there could be something more to achieve together, but let’s wait and see.”
Bottas admitted that things have not gone quite as expected in recent races for the team which last year was third in the F1 constructors’ championship, but now are fifth and battling with Force India.
“We’ve struggled a bit in the last couple of races with the pure pace,” said the 27 year old Finn. “Obviously the team has focused a lot on next year’s car and we can definitely see that some other teams are improving.”
“It’s more tricky in certain tracks, so hopefully here it’s going to be better and I’m sure there are still good races for us this year and we just need to make sure we get everything right,” added Bottas.