Sunday 15 January 2017

New Motorsport Week article: Why Valtteri Bottas will do better at Mercedes than you think

Photo: Octane Photography
The major piece of the 2017 driver market jigsaw is about to fall into place apparently. Claire Williams has as good as admitted that the Nico Rosberg-shaped hole at Mercedes is going to be filled by Valtteri Bottas.

Not a big surprise, given the Finn quickly emerged as the clear front-runner for the vacancy after Nico dropped his retirement bombshell. But still plenty seemed underwhelmed at the prospect - seeing Valtteri as a "boring, safe" driver who won't give Lewis Hamilton much to think about.

But I outline in my latest article for Motorsport Week (née Grand Prix Times) such an assumption sells Valtteri well short. You can have a read of my thinking here:

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