Connect with us

2016 F1

‘Too early’ for silly season to start – Bottas

Published

on

'Too early' for silly season to start - Bottas

‘Too early’ for silly season to start – Bottas

Valtteri Bottas has refused to rule out playing a starring role in this year’s ‘silly season’.

Last year, the Finn admitted strong rumours linking him with a potential switch to Ferrari were a distraction.

Now, an opening at the fabled Maranello team will once again be up for grabs for 2017, amid similar potential vacancies at other teams including Mercedes.

“There are just two races gone so it’s too early” for team switch reports, Bottas was quoted by Turun Sanomat newspaper on a marketing visit to his native Finland this week.

“But it is quite clear that I want to win, and at the moment that looks very difficult,” he added.

Now 26, Bottas has driven throughout his career at Williams and he had hoped openly for an improvement in 2016 after two consecutive seasons of the British team finishing third.

“We have improved aerodynamically,” he said, “but the others have as well. So after Bahrain we know that we need to keep improving.

“Mercedes and Ferrari have gone forward massively and others have come closer to us,” added Bottas.

“We are not satisfied with where our car is but we’re working hard.”

Asked by another Finnish newspaper, Ilta Sanomat, if he thinks Williams can win races in 2016, Bottas answered: “I don’t want to say it’s impossible, but at the moment it is very difficult.

“As the season progresses, we will see how we develop and how close we can get.”

Loading...

Advertisement
Click to comment

Latest Results

F1 Testing Updates

Most Popular

ThisisF1.com is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV, Formula One World Championship Ltd or any other organization or entity associated with the official Formula One governing organizations or their shareholders. Copyrighted material used under Fair Use/Fair Comment.

References
We could use the following leading F1 news sources for stories: SkyF1, BBC F1, Autosport, ESPN F1, FIA Media Center, MotorSport, JamesAllen and others leading authors blog.

All Rights Reserved © 2017 Prime Sport Media