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Although Mercedes is expected to offer Valtteri Bottas a contract for the 2018 season, the Finn confessed to not having a plan B in the event that this does not come to fruition.
While Bottas was offered a one-year deal at the start of the current campaign, it is expected that the German team will agree on a new deal with the 27-year-old by September.
Bottas himself believes that he has done enough to secure a deal for the next season and is not overly fussed about when he sees the offer in front of him, as long as it does eventually come.
He’s currently third in the Formula 1 driver standings with two wins, eight podiums and two poles in 11 races. Bottas has scored 169 points to trail teammate Lewis Hamilton by 19 points and leader Sebastian Vettel by 33 points.
“I feel like I’m well inside the team, and I’ve only had positive feedback, so I’m not too worried,” Bottas told German publication Auto Bild.
“I am honestly not looking around for any other team. I want to start a long relationship with Mercedes, so that has priority.”