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Bottas has no ‘plan B’ for 2018 F1

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Valtteri Bottas has admitted he does not have a ‘plan B’ in the event Mercedes does not re-sign him for 2018.

While the Finn only has a single-year contract at present, it is expected that the German team will agree a new deal with the 27-year-old by September.

Indeed, Bottas thinks he has performed well enough so far this year that he does not have to worry.

“I feel like I’m well inside the team and I’ve only had positive feedback, so I’m not too worried,” he told Auto Bild.

“I am honestly not looking around for any other team,” Bottas revealed. “I want to start a long relationship with Mercedes, so that has priority.”

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff hopes Bottas’ F1 future will be set by the Asian leg of the 2017 F1 season in mid-September.

“As I would like to go back to a race next weekend to clarify and put things in order,” Wolff said.

“It’s a good time to talk and to think things through. We had some good discussions with Valtteri before Hungary. I’d certainly like to go to Asia for the final races with a decision.”

Bottas, has won two races so far this season and the Finn now sits 19 points behind team-mate Lewis Hamilton, and 33 points behind championship leader Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari.

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