The Mercedes team has extended the contract with Valtteri Bottas
Valtteri Bottas will hold in the Mercedes is still at least one season, the team officially announced the contract extension until the end of 2018.Toto Wolff, head of the team "this year, Valtteri had a hard time since he appeared in the Mercedes at the last moment, becoming a partner of one of the best pilots of Formula-1. However, it achieved good results.Yes, there were UPS and downs, although the problems were much less, than successes, including victory in Russia and Austria. The results of Valtteri and his progress made it easy to solve the issue with a contract extension for next season. In addition, we value the relationships that have developed between our pilots."Valtteri Bottas "Continued cooperation with Mercedes in the season of 2018 is a great honour for me. I enjoy every day that I spend in the team since then, as it became a part of it in January of this year. During this time I had much to learn. We had many pleasant moments that I will never forget.The contract extension for the season-2018 says that I have justified the confidence of the team. I won the first victory in the Mercedes lineup and I am sure that there is potential for further progress".As already mentioned, the contract is extended only for one season. Previously Toto Wolff said that at the end of 2018, would exempt pilots which may be of interest to Mercedes. For example, Max Verstappen and Daniel ricciardo.