Bottas has to prove that deserves a place in the Mercedes
Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas has admitted that he needs to again prove that he deserves a place in the team which is.Finn had a strong start in 2017 after replacing Nico Rosberg, but in the second half of the season, his pace dropped.Valtteri Bottas "the Season was difficult. I was definitely hoping for more, but I'm glad I proved to myself and the team that we deserve a place for next year. I could not beat Hamilton this year, but I'm working on my weaknesses.Next year everything will start from scratch. I will need to re-prove whether I am worthy of a new contract. I have not had a lot of problems with the pressure because I felt that the whole team was on my side".The contract with Botas was extended through 2018. At the end of next year, Mercedes will have a choice between him, Daniel ricciardo and Esteban the Window.