Mercedes chief Toto Wolff has commented on rumors that the team may replace Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas with British Williams driver George Russell during the season.
– It’s bullshit. Bottas is very good, he can fight anyone on the track. And every time he showed that he can go faster than Lewis, like last time in qualifying in Portimao. Lewis deserves the title of champion, as he performs more stable, – quotes the words of Wolff Österreich.
Earlier it was reported that “Mercedes” has lost faith in Bottas, showing not the best results in the current season in the champion car. The favorite in his place was Russell, who last year replaced Hamilton at the helm of the German team at the Bahrain Grand Prix and fought for the victory.
“There are always a lot of stupid rumors around. Our team doesn’t do that. “
– I know for sure that I will not be replaced in the middle of the season. Our team doesn’t do that. I have a contract until the end of the year, and I believe that Mercedes is a team that will not do this to me. I don’t feel pressure around me. I know how things happen and that there are always silly rumors around. It’s part of our sport, ”Bottas said.
We will remind, earlier it was reported that “Mercedes” has lost faith in Bottas, showing not the best results in the current season on the champion car.
Now the rider takes 4th place in the individual classification, having 32 points in the asset. Russell hasn’t scored any points this season.