Valtteri several times Bottas has impeached Mercedes’ strategy of renewing the contract from year to year. Certainly this choice must not have reassured the current Alfa Romeo driver, constantly in discussion with the rulers of the hybrid era over the five years.
However, you cannot stay in a team of the caliber of Mercedes if you are unable to handle the pressure. In fact, in the long run Bottas gave signs of yielding, accepting almost as a relief the Alfa proposal, which instead gave him contractual stability with a medium-long term project. According to Mika Hakkinen, it is precisely for this reason that # 77 will do very well with the new team.
“Valtteri is a great driver and team man and driver. He will drive for a great team but he will clearly not fight for the same goals he was used to in Mercedes. The resources of the teams are not comparable“, Explained Hakkinen in a press conference organized by Viaplay, the streaming platform that put him under contract to analyze the F1 season. “Now, however, Bottas can plan for the long haul. In Mercedes, uncertainty made him lose faith. He was looking for stability and Mercedes has always denied it to him. Now he can lead in a team that trusts him for the long term“.
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